Odd jobs :)

During my past couple of years I’ve dealt with a fair number of jobs at PC Clinic, but some of them had quite the funny description! Rather hard to forget.

I remember getting into my office and open the job queue to see one description mentioning “User has problems with mother”. Well obviously the full word would’ve been “motherboard” but instead it was left there, at mother. In this context one could assume the user has parents issues but given that they called for us, probably not!

One note described that malware had been installed on the laptop. No, we didn’t mean any harm, just someone forgot to mention the full name of the program “Malwarebytes”, pretty much leaving the bytes out which makes it sound rather harmful. Hey mate, I see you got PC issues, let me install malware for you and fix it!


Then there are the generalised ones, “User has laptop/pc issues”. Well, why else would they come to PC Clinic if the laptop was working perfectly fine, right? I suppose filling in jobs can be quite tedious and it’s easier to just generalise it! 🙂

The latest one however is “Internet gone from laptop”, now that is just hilarious! (Internet Explorer). Windows installation got corrupted and caused Internet Explorer not to open anymore, amongst other things.

Then we got the more common one “Install Microsoft” on laptop. (Microsoft Office)

Or there was one when we were told “Windows is unresponsive”, turned out the laptop wouldn’t power up at all, and upon looking into it, the most probable cause would’ve been some fault within the motherboard which we cannot fix here (no tools). But definitely not something Windows related!

I am loving them, makes my job little less boring and a bit more fun! 🙂

(although more ambiguous too)




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