March 16th, 2010

IT Crowd - Google

Reasons why I have the utmost respect for anyone who works in Tech Support...

Not Always Right always makes me laugh (go, subscribe to the RSS feed if you haven't already), but sometimes it throws up some absolute gems:


Tech Support Helpdesk Person: "Hello, you’re through to [Broadband Company]. How can I help?"

Customer: "I’m a new customer and I’d like some help with setting up my router. I can’t get the broadband to work."

TSHP: "Of course I can help you. If you want to start by turning your computer on, we’ll see what we can do."

Customer: "What computer?"

TSHP: "Sir, you need a computer to access the internet with this router."

Customer: "No one told me that."

TSHP: "Sir, how do you expect to access the internet without a computer?"

Customer: "So you’re saying I have to buy a computer? That’s another expense!" *hangs up*


Pet Shop Boys - animated

Writer's Block: Brush with stardom

Have you ever stumbled across a celebrity in your daily life? Was it more or less exciting than you would have expected? Do you have any interest in meeting media stars?

As opposed to stage-dooring after gigs and shows and going to signings and conventions and that sort of thing, I've had no particularly noteworthy stumblings that I can think of. The one example I can remember involved sitting opposited Lionel Blair on a train. I know, there's probably a Humphrey Littleton/ISIHAC joke in there somewhere. Oh, and I once sat near Neil Tennant on the tube. Bearing in mind I was quite a big fan of the PSBs at the time (moreso than I am now) it was a shame, really, that I don't overcome my chronic shyness and just go up to him and engage him in conversation. I guess, to a certain extent, I kind of think that if it's after a show or something, it's okay to go up to them and talk to them, whereas if they're just going about their daily lives it wouldn't really be right for me to interrupt them, or anything. So yes, the interest in meeting them is definitely there, but only in the right situation.