I am a British born, living in Canada. Moved to the countryside in 2009 to a 1909 stone farmhouse. In 2014 we are going to embark on a new adventure with our home ownership.

Life is never ever dull around here and I always have a tale to tell!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Movember, a funny and book reviews

Our son is participating in Movember again this year.  For once he doesn't look creepy as he has grown a beard as well and it suits him.  I was quite surprised as I am not a huge fan on facial hair on either men or women!!!

If anyone wants to boost up their charitable donations in Canada and would like to sponsor him please let me know and I'll email his link.

Rose posted this on her blog, so I borrowed it from her:

This has 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 WordPerfect 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 WordPerfect organization for 'Termination without Cause.'

Actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect 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 WordPerfect .'
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 WordPerfect, 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.'
Opera tor: '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: 'OK. Well, can you see if it is?'
Caller: 'No...'
Operator: 'Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?'
Caller: 'Well, 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 that 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 damned stupid to own a computer!'


Tears were rolling down my eyes when I read that.

I posted three book review yesterday here.  All were books I had purchased from BookCloseOuts.  Finally a question for you.

I only like to read Christmas type/themed books in November and December.  Can you read them year round, or only on or near Christmas?

8 super stars left a comment:

My son is doing this also and it is driving me insane because he never has facial hair! Argh. At least its for a good cause

I just read that out to TraderVic and he thought it was hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

I had never thought about when I read Christmas themed books...I know I have read them all times of the year...but I think I do actually enjoy them more at Christmas.

Have you read A Red Bird Christmas by Fannie Flag? http://www.amazon.com/A-Redbird-Christmas-Novel/dp/B0026IBX3M

I have read and enjoyed several of her books...they are sort of different. Not sure how to explain it but bet you would enjoy them. They are feel good books...nothing deep.

That's hilarious!!!

BTW, my local cafe is in a bit of hot water at the moment. Seemingly they were very busy last weekend and there was over a 40 min wait for a table. A customer tweeted about the wait on the cafe twitter. A staff member then came on to twitter and called the customer an A**hole. Currently the cafe are offering €1 coffees when you mention the word "Twittergate". Can't say I approve of this staff reaction tho.

Haha! I copied that and emailed it to my IT son :)

My hubby is also participating in Movember and it is driving me batty. Kissing him now is like kissing a porcupine - ooh, ow, ouch! He has been warned... December 1st, it's gone, or else!!!


Christine
Almonte, Ontario

After almost a month of not having time to red my blogs I follow I am spending today catching up!!!
I'm afraid I don't really like Christmas books at all!
We have a friend doing Movember and he just looks creepy but it is still a fun idea that generates money for a good cause.

Bahahaha!!! That is priceless!!

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