Funnies and Goodbyes ......

Cheers and Cheerio to you and yours from me and mine...

Frosty seems to get as much enjoyment from Ray Charles singing as I do...

How about these call centre funnies ??

'I've been ringing 0800 2100 0800 2100 0800 2100 0800 2100 for two days and can't get through to enquiries, can you help?'.
Operator: 'Where did you get that number from, sir?'.
Customer: 'It was on the door to the Travel Centre'.
Operator: 'Sir, they are our opening hours'.

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Samsung Electronics
Caller: 'Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?'
Operator: 'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about'.
Caller: 'On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?'
Operator: 'I think you mean the telephone point on the wall'.

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RAC Motoring Services
Caller: 'Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am travelling in Australia ?'
Operator: ' Doesn't the product name give you a clue?'

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Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while travelling in France ):
'If I register my car in France , do I have to change the steering wheel to the other side of the car?'

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and the Best one ...

There's always one. This has got to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think this guy should have been promoted, not fired. This is a true story from the Word Perfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the Word Perfect organization for 'Termination without Cause'.
Actual dialogue of a former Word Perfect Customer Support employee. (Now I know why they record these conversations!):
Operator: 'Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?'
Caller: 'Yes, well, I'm having trouble with Word Perfect.'
Operator: 'What sort of trouble??'
Caller: 'Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.'
Operator: 'Went away?'
Caller: 'They disappeared.'
Operator: 'Hmm So what does your screen look like now?'
Caller: 'Nothing.'
Operator: 'Nothing??'
Caller: 'It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type.'
Operator: 'Are you still in Word Perfect, or did you get out??'
Caller: 'How do I tell?'
Operator: 'Can you see the C: prompt on the screen??'
Caller: 'What's a sea-prompt?'
Operator: 'Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?'
Caller: 'There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type.'
Operator: 'Does your monitor have a power indicator??'
Caller: 'What's a monitor?'
Operator: 'It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on??'
Caller: 'I don't know.'
Operator: 'Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??'
Caller: 'Yes, I think so.'
Operator: 'Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall.
Caller: 'Yes, it is.'
Operator: 'When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one??'
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.'
Caller: 'Okay, here it is.'
Operator: 'Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer.'
Caller: 'I can't reach.'
Operator: 'Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is??'
Caller: 'No.'
Operator: 'Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over??'
Caller: 'Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because it's dark.'
Operator: 'Dark??'
Caller: 'Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.
' Operator: 'Well, turn on the office light then.'
Caller: 'I can't.'
Operator: 'No? Why not??'
Caller: 'Because there's a power failure.'
Operator: 'A power......... A power failure? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now.
Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?'
Caller: 'Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.'
Operator: 'Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from.'
Caller: 'Really? Is it that bad?'
Operator: 'Yes, I'm afraid it is.'
Caller: 'Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?'
Operator: 'Tell them you're too bloody stupid to own a computer!'

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Well folks,

At the start of this adventure of writing a blog I thoroughly enjoyed the experience but unfortunately recently that excitement has been missing ..... and at times while trying to think of what to write in my blog the experience has become like I was hitting a brick wall ... I feel I can no longer keep knocking out recycled stuff allbeit funnies so I have decided to call a halt for a while. I am only too well aware that the things I have been putting out on my blog for the last while has consisted mostly of ' funnies and old emails' and although I had enjoyed them when I had received them and thought them worthy of repeating it's not what I intended when I started blogging.

When I started writing this blog it was because I thought that I had a lot to say hehe.. I must now after nearly 420 entries admit defeat and give in the towel for a while at least... Maybe I should have remembered and taken to heart a lesson I was taught at school a bit better - It's not the amount but the content that matters......

I would like to send love and thanks to all commenters and followers on my blog ..... Isn't it funny how at the moment I feel as though I'm saying 'Goodbye' to lots of very firm old friends ... it's a very weird sensation and I must admit a bit frightening - kind of like starting school and your Mum has just left you standing at the school playground so I feel all alone ...... A sudden thought has just occurred to me though.... that book about my Dad that I have been threatening for over 18 months to actually work on properly which lies within this PC will need my attention ...... maybe I will actually get down to it now that I don't have to feel pressured into getting my blog organized for publishing...

Cheers Peers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx. (Lyn).