Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More 'Not Always Right'

I have featured many 'too stupid to live' stories from Not Always Right and many of them are kind of hard to accept. However, considering this one comes from the year 1999--just about the time some people were beginning to use computers--I will accept this as the honest truth. I laughed long and loud when I read this--hope you do, too!

(This happened to a friend who worked as tech support at an ISP around 1999.)

Me: “Thanks for calling [ISP] how can I help you?”

Customer: “Hi, I was buying this skin care cream online, and then something happened. I need you to send someone here!”

Me: “Alright, Ma’am, can you tell me what happened?”

Customer: “The internet swallowed my credit card!”

Me: “I see, can you describe how it happened?”

Customer: “I put the cream in the basket, clicked the checkout option and then it said it was going to ask for my credit card on the next step, then it simply swallowed it!”

(I go through 10 minutes of attempts to try and find out what actually happened, before sending someone over. It turns out she inserted the credit card inside the Floppy Drive to pay the order.)

4 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

I read that last night on the site, and gave it a thumbs up!

cmk said...

This just really hit my funny bone! :D

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG! That is HYSTERICAL. And, I do believe that IS a true story! Ahahahahha

cmk said...

This reminds me of the stories about people who broke the 'coffee cup holders' on their computers--and it turns out they were using their optical drives (CD/DVD)! I know I have never had a computer with a drive that would hold MY coffee cups. :D