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Being the guy who knows stuff about computers sucks. Really, it does.

Sure, it’s perfect for your own profit since you know how to do everything you want to do, but when you put that aside all that’s left is people nagging you “hey fang fix x” “fang tell me how to do y” “fang my printer ink has run out i should go get new ones right”.

And I’m cool with that, unless either they ask really stupid questions they haven’t even bothered to try and solve, or the person asking is my lil sis.
All’s fine and dandy, but when I want to teach her how to do something she’s being the bitch, doesn’t take notes or pay any attention. When I ask her what she thinks she needs to do next (so I can sort of teach her how to manage on her own) she just goes “i dunno just tell me”.

I really can’t stand that attitude. I really can’t. So yeah, I’m bound to snap, especially if my parents then start to whine that I need to be nicer to her and all. I mean I can teach people how to computers just fine, but apparently the tiniest bit of cooperation I ask is too much.

Also, people calling me out of bed because their printer isn’t functioning and they didn’t even bother reading the message that says it’s almost completely out of ink.

Please, turn it off and on again.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 06/07/2012 (5:46 PM)

    My aunt used to call me often, asking IT advice.
    I’ve occasionally abused her 30 min – 1 h calls.

    Once I happened to be in a lab with a lot of tech-guys around. They all started laughing at aunt’s questions.
    Once gave the phone to someone random and told them to continue listening. Went to do something else.
    Once told her to have her 3-year-old son show her.

    :): Sort of makes me evil-grin and cry at the same time.
    I love my aunt, but you know .. we’ve picked on each-other a lot.

  • 05/07/2012 (11:22 PM)

    You need to watch The IT Crowd, and look at this http://memegenerator.net/Family-Tech-Support. The IT Crowd is about some tech support guys and they start every conversation with “Have you turned it off and on again?” and one time they actually set up an automated answering machine where the second question it asked is “Is your computer plugged in?”. It fixed all the problems.

    What’s worse than being the family tech support guy is being the one they don’t listen to. My nieces laptop was broken and I could fix it without having to delete the hard drive but NOPE.JPEG her step-dad just had to do it his way.

  • 05/07/2012 (9:14 PM)

    I feel your pain. I’m “that guy” for everyone I know as well. I don’t mind it most of the time but it can get a bit old after a while of the same questions over and over and over.

  • 05/07/2012 (9:11 PM)

    You probably can’t tell them no, either, huh? Since that would make you mean.

    Welp, from now on just plead ignorance whenever someone asks you for help?

  • 05/07/2012 (8:55 PM)

    Haha, I spend most of I.T. class fixing people’s computers, like when the ‘mouse is broken’, or as normal people may say; the mouse isn’t plugged in! x

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