Some of these are funny... others are not dumb at all, though. For example, if you look at the first few calls under "Free Disks", they're not unreasonable or foolish concerns at all. I mean: in a society that's all but conditioned us to believe that "free" is never actually free and always has strings attached, and that corporations are always
out to get us (especially lately), I think it's normal and reasonable, if you're not familiar with something -- like computers, which can be scary and bewildering to people who did not grow up with them -- to wonder if a company intends to surreptitiously charge you for a service . . . and, yes, I can see how it can
seem rude to some people that companies are mailing them disks.
Also, the following two excerpts...
* Customer: "You sent me this diskette. Are you gonna send me a computer so I can run this?"
* Tech Support: "Excuse me?"
* Customer: "I just got your software in the mail...when are you sending the computer?"
* Tech Support: "You don't have a computer?"
* Customer: "Nope. But I have the software -- just send me the computer, and you've got a new member."
...are probably sarcasm. Just a guess. And well-deserved sarcasm, in my opinion.
I ended up using those AOL discs as coasters.
...but, yeah, some of it's funny. I like the exploding computer ones.
I mean... seriously... you're computer's smoking? Unplug the thing.
But I can definitely understand the concern of the guy who's worried about backing his stuff up "fastest way possible" while
his computer's "on fire".
...Don't mean to be a wet blanket. (No pun intended.)