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Comedy: 'What if people bought cars like they buy computers?'

The computer car Found via reddit: Welcome to the General Motors Helpdesk, where automobile drivers call in with the same breed of complaints foisted upon the typical tech support guy at your favorite PC manufacturer (no word on whether the GM assistant had a noticeable subcontinental accent). Here is but one of the four sample calls available for your reading pleasure:

Helpline: "General Motors Helpline, how can I help you?"

Customer: "Your cars suck!"

Helpline: "What's wrong?"

Customer: "It crashed, that's what went wrong!"

Helpline: "What were you doing?"

Customer: "I wanted to go faster, so I pushed the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor. It worked for a while, and then it crashed — and now it won't even start up!"

Helpline: "I'm sorry, sir, but it's your responsibility if you misuse the product."

Customer: "Misuse it? I was just following this damned manual of yours. It said to make the car go to put the transmission in 'D' and press the accelerator pedal. That's exactly what I did — now the damn thing's crashed."

Helpline: "Did you read the entire operator's manual before operating the car sir?"

Customer: "What? Of course I did! I told you I did EVERYTHING the manual said and it didn't work!"

Helpline: "Didn't you attempt to slow down so you wouldn't crash?"

Customer: "How do you do THAT?"

Helpline: "You said you read the entire manual, sir. It's on page 14. The pedal next to the accelerator."

Customer: "Well, I don't have all day to sit around and read this manual you know."

Helpline: "Of course not. What do you expect us to do about it?"

Customer: "I want you to send me one of the latest versions that goes fast and won't crash anymore!"

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