Brave New World

Submitted: Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:49
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Phone rings - >
Hi Robin , its Sam the account manager, Our server robot has detected a pending crash on your computer network , but don't worry, an engineer is on the way out to fix the problem"

Robin-> Does he know the way ?
Sam -> He is new but we got him a Tom-Tom !

30 minutes later Phone rings ->
Hi Its Sam again, our engineer will be a little late but he is nearly there !

20 minutes later Phone rings- >
Hi , is that Robin ? its Fred your IT engineer I'm at the address but can't see your company, where are you ? I'm near K-mart!

Robin -> There is No k-mart within 5 kms of us, where are you ?
(Fred talking louder) I don't know , but Tom-Tom says I am there in South Dandenong, theirs cars everywhere and I can't park.

Robin-> Fred, talk softer, the phone can't handle shouting, drive straight ahead until you can park and call again.

Phone rings -> Its Fred , I'm parked ok, but now I'm completely lost.

Robin -> Whats the street name you are at, get out the street directory.
Fred-> No directory, they said a Tom-Tom is all I need and I can't see a street name?

Robin-> can you read out your co-ordinates , I have the maps of the area up on my PC and can guide you.
Fred -> (shouting again) Whats a co-ordinate ?
Robin -> Calm down , I will give you an approximate address that should be in the Tom-Tom , enter- Greens rd Dandenong South into it.
Fred -> It won't go, it needs a street number !
Robin -> enter number 1
Fred -> theres no number 1
Robin-> enter number 2
Fred -> Theres no number 2
Robin-> Enter number 3
Fred -> Got it, its says you are 15km away , starting off now ! , will call when I get there.
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20 minutes later Phone rings ->Its fred , I'm here.
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Robin -> Ok fred , do you see a Havey Norman store ?
Fred -> Yep , right next to it.
Robin -> Drive east , and its 300m down the next street to your right.
Fred -> Which way is east ?
Robin -> Can you see the sun ?
Fred -> Yep
Robin -> Drive down Greens road and the sun should be in front of you and a little bit towards the left.
Robin -> Oh We re-booted the server and Sam says its ok now - so take your time !
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Phone rings -> I'm here in your car park !
Robin -> Don't move, I'll come out and get you.
Fred -> Thanks, I hope you have some strong hot coffee brewing!


( Royal comission later determines that Fred had entered South Dandenong into his Tom - Tom instead of Dandenong South )
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:56

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:56
Must be a slow day in South Dandenong.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:39

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:39
Could be Cruiser, But its busy in Dandenong South
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 20:00

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 20:00
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:11

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:11
Now thats funny :-))

Poor bugga I feel so sorry for him, hope he is some what better when dealing with server issues?? :-))



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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:40

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:40
Hi John

Strong Indian accent didn't help either
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Reply By: x4by4 - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:15

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:15
A good one Robin.
I found it hilarious
That’s the sad future, user friendly smart machines and dumb people.
(no disrespect to Fred)
It’s a worry.

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:44

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:44
A true story Peter , well except for the royal commission exaggeration.
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:32

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:32
So what did we do before Mobile Phones?

Oh that's right - we used initiative and worked it out for ourselves rather than just call someone and expect them to solve our problem.

Anyone driving in unfamiliar territory should be properly prepared!


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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:46

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:46
I was actually having trouble containing myself Muddy, the idea of using the sun to navigate the last bit was like switching on a light above the Tom-Tom users head.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 13:15

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 13:15
Glad it was a TomTom and not a garmin Nuvi... lol!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:44

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:44
When last in NZ we travelled with friends they in their CV & us in ours. They had hired a GPS & I had my wife to tell me where to go.

Heading into Dunedin they screamed ahead of us and where soon well and truly out of sight. We just let them go. We arrived at the van park well and truly expecting them to be set up and onto their 3rd drink. They turned up about 10 min after us. Their GPS had sent them on a merry dance whereas we had just used a paper map.

Technology doesn't always work in your favour.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:30

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:30
Which park were you going to in Dunedin.

Theres only 3 so shouldnt be hard to find.

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:38

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:38
All too, too true. Glad I was laughing so much or I might have cried.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:40

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:40
It did turn out funny didn't it - I just bashed it out without really reading it , like we do with many quick posts , but after I read your reply I re-read it and laughed myself.
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Reply By: Pezza (Bris) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:40

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:40
And you let this guy work on your company's computer system ???
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:38

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:38
Thats ok Pezza , but theres no way he gets the keys to my DRZ400E
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:13

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:13
Robin
As my daughter used to say when she worked on an IT help desk "change the user and press enter"!!!

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Reply By: Flywest - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:32

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:32
De telephone, he goes green green, so i pink it up and say yellow - dis is mujibar!

Cheers
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Follow Up By: robertbruce - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:14

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:14
and then, "leaves hold wild I past ewes to my manager" ... sorry fred, but im glad you made it here and there...
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:00

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:00
ROTFL, now that is a good Friday Funny and a true one. LOL.

The difference is that in pre- mobile/ gps times we had to use OUR brains to get us where we wanted to go so by the time we got to the age that Fred must be it was second nature to find our way.

Good one Robin, thanks for sharing.

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:01

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:01
Gday Robin
That sounds a bit like Wes and I going for a drive.....
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:36

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:36
Hi Muz

Next time you give me your phone number , please make sure its the wrong one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:51

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 13:51
Hiya Muz

Was looking through number plates and guess what...

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lol

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