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End User Phrase of the Day

What the heck is a EUPOTD? it stands for 'End User Phrase Of The Day'! Here we are looking for small crazy things that customers have said to us during the day. As of today we have 19190 EUPOTD's.

19190. Granite - Or what the luser thought my name was. I didn't even bother to correct her. I really want to know why most people miss Brandon when I answer the phone. [By :DarkRookie / 2014-09-17] [Top]
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  • I guess you should just be glad they didn't just call you Block Head. -Stryker One
  • 19189. "I can't put a DVR in the DVR." This was said by my sister about a tech problem. This was surprising because 1) She never saw the movie Inception and 2) we don't have a DVR. I followed her out to the living room so she could demonstrate the problem. The first part of the problem is she can't memorize three letters. She got 2 out of 3 correct but 66% is barely a passing grade. What she actually meant was "I can't figure out how to put a DVD in the DVD player". She demonstrated this by clawing at the drawer of the DVD player. I had to explain to her that she can open (or close) the drawer by pressing the "open/close" button. When that didn't seem to work, I tapped into my advanced arcane technical knowledge and turned the DVD player on. [By :MisterCommon / 2014-09-07] [Top]
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  • Yes, that arcane "O-F-F" mode has stumped fishies for decades. -Stryker One
  • Hey, that "Oh-En Oh-Eff-Eff attenuator" is a mighty tricky bit of kit... -Grayhawk
  • Are you absolutely SURE she's your sister? ;-) -Gromit
  • 19188. Me: I'm looking forward to watching Sailor Moon Crystal and Doctor Who tomorrow after work. I'm a complicated man. [By :Icelator / 2014-09-05] [Top]
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    19187. CW:"How long have you worked here?" Me: *exaggerated sigh* CW: but how long is that in years? Me: "somewhere between *short sigh* and *sigh that turns into groan*" [By :Icelator / 2014-08-18] [Top]
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  • Yep, sounds about right. -Grue
  • Don' worry, I'm here to help you. I'm a pro; I'm a vet. Hell, I've been here eight months! -RiffRaff
  • 19186. Had a customer with minor flooding in one of their facilities yesterday. (Thankfully, nothing electronic was damaged, only the floor.) I responded on site with their primary tech person and as I was shutting down the servers in a rolling rack so we could move it, she took a long look at the recently installed rack and said, with a straight face, "That is really a nice rack!" I couldn't stop myself from laughing.. eventually I said, you know, if I talked like that to you, I'd be in big trouble! [By :NightSteel / 2014-08-05] [Top]
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    19185. Dad phrase of the day: "Maybe you should join Facebook and check to see if your cousin posted something about the wedding."

    He didn't mean to log into it, he meant to actually join Facebook, a website I've had an account with for ::counts:: 7 years now. And the funniest part is, he (supposedly) has an account as well, and I'm listed as one of his friends on there, but has no clue I even have a Facebook account...

    I didn't say anything but a couple red flags went up for me. This means that either my dad's completely forgotten he's even had an account, or someone's impersonating him on FB, most likely my sister, since his profile is filled with info that only someone who knows him and talks to him frequently would know...
    [By : skippytpodar / 2014-08-04] [Top]
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  • Ask him if he has an account. If he doesn't, Report the account for TOS violations. -McSmiley
  • 19184. "Imagine how fast it would be without McAfee, Landesk, and spyware like that." [By :concept14 / 2014-07-10] [Top]
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  • Imagine there's no people... I wonder if you can... -RiffRaff
  • APC did that song better than Lennon!!! -DarkRookie
  • 19183. I have a laptop that needs to be reimagined [By :torgo / 2014-06-16] [Top]
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  • Damnit Jim, I'm a technician, not an Imagineer! -docbrown01
  • I can reimagined it. With a pair of Kleins. -DarkRookie
  • Disney can do stuff like that. -Holdfast
  • [Starts looking for my Imaginarium] -CrystalMare
  • 19182. NT/OT: Happy Father's Day to the best dads ever. (*ahem* that's you guys, in case you were wondering who I meant.) [By :ManyHats / 2014-06-15] [Top]
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  • Wot, me? I'm not a Dad - at least, I don't think so... -Gromit
  • o/ -Grue
  • 19181. Me: I don't know what black voodoo I did to get this printer to work last time but I am lacking the requisite sacrifice apparently this time. [By :Icelator / 2014-06-11] [Top]
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  • Apparently, the blood sacrifice cannot be made willingly, it must be spontaneous and unanticipated. -AmazingKreskin
  • Break out the fried chicken for Jobu -McSmiley
  • my god now the usb is giving me trouble. I just want to wire this in to use until the ink is gone. HP 8500, stay away, it's a workhorse but the connection problems are frustrating as hell. I've looked up later models and they don't seem to have the same issue but this model... will be featured in a reenactment of office space. -Icelator
  • got the usb working, it is parent printer until ink runs out -Icelator
  • 19180. My laptop makes a grinding noise. The noise stops if I bang it on the desk. [By :ch41nbr8kr / 2014-06-08] [Top]
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  • Someone loves their laptop too much. -Calydor
  • Ah, the old "Bang on it 'till it works trick." -harryscuz
  • Just another variant of percussive maintenance. Extreme PM will silence any noise... even whimpering customers. <BEG> -CyBear
  • Percussive maintenance on users usually requires something in the kilo ton range. -ecoli
  • Is that a range based on their apparent IQ? As in it will "range" from a "kilo" to a "ton" to maintain the user? -Voz
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