This week, we’re going to give a nod to our friendly technology customer service specialists, otherwise known as “tech support“. Some of these may be old, but the principles still apply. Can we blame them for being frustrated and irate when they have to deal with issues like these?
In case you have never used an older version of Microsoft Windows, the start button was a large button in the main toolbar that launch everything on the computer, including programs and settings. In those versions, the button said “start” in really big letters. In newer versions of Windows, the start button is still there, but it doesn’t say “start” anymore.
Tech support: Good day. How may I help you?
Male customer: Hello… I can’t print.
Tech support: Would you click on “start” for me and…
Customer: Listen, pal — don’t start getting technical on me! I’m not Bill Gates!
Bonus Tech Support Joke
Tech support: Click on the “my computer” icon on the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?
- Windows 8 Might Remove The Start Button (maketecheasier.com)
- Microsoft Removes Start Button from Windows 8 (news.dice.com)