Do you have the BSOD blues from your computer displaying the blue screen of death? Listen and learn as the Tech woes IT pros engineer a cure for the BSOD blues.
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of a person with a BSOD and an unhelpful helpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: My computer keeps getting the blue screen of death. Can you help me?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Yes. You are running the Gizmo nine thousand.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Huh?
Unhelpful tech support guy: That’s the computer model you have. The Gizmo nine thousand is plagued by the blue screen of death. We need to upgrade you to the Gizmo nine thousand one. It completely eliminates the blue screen of death.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Really?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Absolutely. It is totally new from top to bottom. The blue screen of death has been replaced by the magenta screen of death. It is really great. We will upgrade you right away.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you so much. You don’t know how much this will help me.
Unhelpful tech support guy: As always, you’re welcome. [Aside] And, yes I do know how much it will help you.