Like Death and Taxes–

As inevitable as death and taxes is this conversation (which I’ve blogged about having at least 4 times in the last two years):

ME: Hello?

WOMAN WITH INDIAN ACCENT: Hello. I’m from Windows. We received a message that your computer has been infected with a virus.

ME: That’s horrible. You’re from Windows?

HER: Yes.

ME: So you work for Microsoft?

HER: No, they are only the manufacturer. I work for a division that helps people after they’ve been infected with malware.

ME: Malware for Windows?

HER: That’s right.

ME: That’s confusing. Are you sure I’ve been infected with malware for Windows?

HER: Absolutely. If you’ll turn on your computer I’ll show you where you can see the problem.

ME: But I only have Macs.

HER: What?

ME: I don’t have Windows.

HER: (Clicking noise).

ME: Hello?

HER: (Silence)

Is it bad when you actually feel a little disappointed when they hang up on you?


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