After doing a virus removal on a clients computer who happened to be the president of a home building company here in town. She came to the door to pick up the computer and was commenting on how quickly I was able to finish the job and that she might have some good work for me to do with her business. I got her computer and set in on our couch armrest as I have a little poodle dog that tends to bark at strangers, so while i was 'shooing' the dog away and she's at the door waiting for me to get the dog into a room I hear CRASH!!!!
In my haste to get the dog outta the way and let her into the house to get the computer I had not set the computer solid on the couch (which by the way ALL computers now get put ON THE FLOOR!) it tumbled 3 feet to the ground. She said WAS THAT MY COMPUTER!?!? I said "yes it fell" and grabbed it quickly and took it back to my computer workstation to fire it up and hope I hadn't broke the (take your pick here, processor, fan, heatsink, on and on and on.) As I have tile on the floor the sound echoed throughout the house.
The computer fired up fine and worked well despite it taking a good fall. But after I took it out to her car I apologized and offered her a receipt for the virus removal and I had written that if anything happens as a result I would take care of it, she promptly told me no and goodnight.
needless to say as in some of the posts above DON'T RUSH it's not worth the headache it can cause. Do it once, Do it right.
Another quick funny one was, I got a call from the secretary at a business that I had been working for, and, she in her 'infinite' computer knowledge told me that the internet had stopped working because the DNS Server had crashed that I needed to reboot it.I told her no problem and went to the IT room. Funny thing is, this establishment doesn't even have a DNS server its just basically computers on a lan though a router. Quickly troubleshooting, I found that the router had been unplugged for some reason or another. Re plugged in it and we were back up and running. Upon exiting I told her everything was back up and running and she asked "So it was the DNS server wasn't it?" I told her I just needed to reboot the 'flux capacitor' to get it back online. She looked at me in a 'matter of fact' and said "Oh Okay, Thanks!"
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But a funny story.
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