Archive for the ‘Alabama’ Category

I Just Hate Be­ing Held Ac­count­able for My Ac­tions

CSR: Thanks for call­ing Wid­gets Inc.* How may I help you?
Client on phone: Yeah, I was just talk­ing to Roger* and we lost con­nec­tion. Maybe you can fin­ish walk­ing me through what­ev­er.
CSR: Sir, we do not have a Roger. You were just talk­ing to me. We did­n’t lose con­nec­tion. You hung up on me and I was walk­ing you through un­der­stand­ing that our soft­ware does not do “what­ev­er.”

Eighth Floor, Gal­le­ria
Hoover, Al­aba­ma

When You Fall Over, There’s a Lot of Quack­ing and Peck­ing

Re­cep­tion­ist: I have great news!
Nurse: What?
Re­cep­tion­ist: I got ac­cept­ed in­to grad school! But I’m scared.
Nurse: Why?
Re­cep­tion­ist: I haven’t been in school in a long time.
Nurse: You’ll be fine — it’s like falling off a duck­’s back.

1917 20th Street South
Birm­ing­ham, Al­aba­ma

Over­heard by: Eaves­drop­ping grad stu­dent

… Im­po­tence, In­con­ti­nence, Flat­u­lence, Pri­apism…

Train­ing in­struc­tor: You should not up­grade the soft­ware right when a patch comes out. Some­times it may have bugs.
Stu­dent: So, it’s like when you take a drug, some­times it can have side ef­fects like—
Train­ing in­struc­tor: Yeah, but let’s keep the dis­cus­sion fo­cused on soft­ware.
Stu­dent: —Throw­ing up, vom­it­ing…
Train­ing in­struc­tor: Uh, yeah.

Madi­son, Al­aba­ma