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T-shirt: 'No, I will not fix your computer'


I will not fix your computer - shirtCourtesy of ThinkGeek, we give you a cotton-fiber ward against those coworkers who assume that your tech support duties include working on their personal home computers free of charge, immediately. Also, it's a great way to come off as cynical and disaffected without mustering the energy to scowl. For those of you in strict dress code offices, just wear this under your button-down and bust it open Clark-Kent-to-Superman style when somebody asks for undeserved assistance. The shirts are actually marked for clearance right now, so act quick before your slogan goes out of stock.

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42 comments
TechExec2
TechExec2

. The T-Shirt should read: YES! I [u]WILL GLADLY[/u] fix your computer for $100.00! How many computers can you fix in a week and how much will the C-Notes change your life forever?

steve.preston
steve.preston

No, I will not design/configure/fix your home network More and more the questions from friends, co-workers, etc are of the nature of how do I.....set up my wireless, cable modem, DSL router etc etc

phildavibang
phildavibang

THIS IS A GR8 IDEA AND REAL CAPTILISTIC.BEST WAY TO RETORT WITHOUT OFFENDING.AND MONEY TO BE MADE.

lalicea
lalicea

I want that shirt, where can i get it.

Dr_Zinj
Dr_Zinj

How about a t-shirt that says, "Will work for PAY."

sansevieri
sansevieri

Sorry but I think thast is rude.... Do not forget the big boss at the top also has a computer at home maybe you want a fix his computer.... Sorry I would not wear that ....

hmmmmm!
hmmmmm!

How can we get some to sign and mail as Christmas gifts to friends and relatives????

mr_wilson
mr_wilson

'No, I will not fix your computer(FOR FREE)' -BFG

somethinggood4
somethinggood4

The best shirt I have in this vein is a very simple message, which reads; Sorry if I looked interested. I'm Not. :P

bkinsey
bkinsey

Don't know who originated the idea, but Sun ran a promo for their "Inside Jack" advertising series a year or two ago, including a T-Shirt with this slogan, and the added geeky bonus of a cartoon on the back and the logo of a company your average computer user know nothing about. . . :-) Guaranteed to generate comments of one kind or another.

Stubby
Stubby

Was bought this by a well meaning family member keen to help my sanity - in the UK one can get it via play.com

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

The point here is that computers are almost junk.A $1000 piece of junk.

solson
solson

I was once asked to help a fellow worker with a home printer problems. She had already had a "Geek Squad" come to her home without results. She and her family had decided to just give up printing. I offered to help and was able to resolve the problem in about 30 minutes. They had been dealing with the issue for about a month. The incredible thing was how I felt afterwards. I decided this was what "it" is all about. "Find something that you are good at and use the skill to help someone else without expectation of payment or award." The secret of life is making a positive difference in someone's life. You can still be selective as to when you want to experience this benifit, but I would suggest that you do not give up this opportunity completely.

vizwhiz
vizwhiz

could you make a T-shirt That says? no Special Handling IT after hours or no S.H.I.T. allowed ?? maybe That should read 'Software Hating' ?? just an idea

RipVan
RipVan

This is good, but people will just laugh politely before they ask anyway. I have found that writing the same thing on your forehead in stick letters, mixing up capital and small letters (and making the "e" backwards) usually works pretty well. Try it, though, with your eyes open just a little wider than usual. No one will ask you anything.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

it takes you directly to the clearance t-shirt page..... GG

cheerios2512
cheerios2512

That's a great idea. May I know how do I get one of this t-shirt. Thank you.

ookedwin
ookedwin

I want one ! How do I get one ?

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

YOU FOLLOW THE LINK IN THE ARTICLE! Or you can search Google: http://tinyurl.com/3bgunv Or you can just click here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/frustrations/388b/ It's also available here: http://www.computergear.com/iwilnotfixts.html Is there anybody else who can't find their butt with their hands tied behind their back? Sorry! But the link was in the [u]first[/u] sentence in the article and was also posted numerous times in the thread and I had a bad day and a bad yesterday evening. I'm running on a short fuse right now.

hmmmmm!
hmmmmm!

NO as then you are accused of charging more then min wage or not getting HW/SW at whole sale..

btljooz
btljooz

if you would have left out the side comment and simply typed N/T in the "Body of reply" that would be/have been a [b][u]LOT[/u][/b] more EFFECTIVE...... Edited to fix a syntax error in one of the smilies... I hate making typos...... :|

mwesthoff
mwesthoff

I've done this type of thing several times, but sometimes once has to be reasonable, too...don't let your family life suffer, etc.

btljooz
btljooz

You are so correct in what you can recieve by helping others if you only learn to recognise it. Giving can be the gift that keeps on giving ...in a POSITIVE way. ;)

Lago
Lago

They probably got such a good response from it being posted here they decided to take advantage of the situation.

ygrubner
ygrubner

This is just what the doctor ordered. Super Idea. But Where are the directions about obtaining the T-shirt?

Tig2
Tig2

http//www.thinkgeek.com I own one. When I was in support I wore it on Fridays when it was allowed. I also have "Geek Is Sexy". Oh, and a few others...

mjd420nova
mjd420nova

Usually all it takes is to let them know what the overtime rates are and a statement that I'm OFF work. In a few cases with close friends(not relatives) I will volunteer my services, but they would never think of asking.

Jetskier77
Jetskier77

Considering these things only cost about $6-7 dollars to make, they are still making a bundle off of these....especially when it is only a single color print. Holy cow...what was the regular price--$20?. I like the shirts, but just a cheap plug to move overpriced shirts in my opinion.

Tig2
Tig2

http//www.thinkgeek.com Go to Apparel/tshirts Find great and wonderful things There's no place like 127.0.0.1

Lago
Lago

Follow your link and tell me where it is on the page.

Lago
Lago

It's NOT in the clearance section which was my point. BTW...Try posting under the correct thread next time.