Miss Information has a frustrating conversation. Repeatedly.Miss Information sometimes thinks back fondly to the days before Internet access. Well, sure things were inconvenient. Research was harder, you couldn’t look at celebrity mug shots on The Smoking Gun, you actually had to own cookbooks and radios, it was harder to meet people who share the same fetishes, you couldn’t go online and vent about your annoying job…yep, life sort of sucked. On the other hand, she is tired of people who believe that having opposable thumbs means they can (or should) use a computer.
She has the following conversation several times a day:
Customer: Internet? (Oh, yeah, another bad thing about the Internet is that people no longer speak in complete sentences.)
Miss Information: Ok, do you need to use e-mail?
Customer: Yeah, need Internet.
Miss Information: All right, but some computers are filtered and won’t let you use e-mail. Do you need e-mail, today?
Customer: Wanna look at website.
Miss Information: (quickly becoming suicidal) Ummmmm…an e-mail website?
…and the fun begins again.
Is it too much to ask that people just answer the damn question?