HoSpanky wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 10:58:
The computers thing? Oh yeah. I work in a repair shop and the number of people bringing in ANCIENT machines they dug out of a closet in desperate hope they could do their job on it is RIDICULOUS. Then we tell them OF COURSE you can't get your windows 98 computer upgraded to 10, and they get angry. Others bring in clearly demolished laptops (how do they get that bad?!?) and are SHOCKED that we charge ACTUAL MONEY to fix them.
We're refurbishing laptops as fast as we can, to get them out for sale to these same people. We're out of monitors, webcams, any "business-required" devices are long gone. Just recently, the people working at the local GM facility, bored out of their minds, have realized WE SELL GAMING MACHINES.
Our shop is busier than it's been for a decade. We're considered "essential" because of the huge amount of people needing said machines to do their jobs. Unfortunately, it mean that customers are more demanding and less capable of understanding even basic instructions. When their company's IT department is overworked, they expect US to fill in for them (no kidding), asking how to use proprietary software and then call us idiots for not knowing anything about it.
It's fun and infuriating.
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 15, 2020, 13:40:
Lots of people are staying home. My sunday morning breakfast haunt had 90 percent fewer peeps. Of course with the tp shelves at the local dollar store emptied by panic purchases, I'm sure they're at home figuring out where to store all those rolls.
VaranDragon wrote on May 9, 2019, 19:31:
The first one was kind of "meh". Maybe this will be better? The scene is pretty good.