Today, I bore witness to stupidity of such caliber that usually you only read about it on tech support stories sites. But first, something from last month.
I come in for a service call and, as usual, there's something wrong with my program. Whenever they have problems, they wait until I come instead of emailing, not that I care. They have a new worker and she's entering data and is getting an error. I walk over and look at what she entered. 9.00AM. Huh? I ask her why is there a period after the 9. She tells me the computer told her to put it there. Excuse me? Apparently, someone probably, made a typo, at least I hope it was a typo, and since my program is web-based, the browser saved it for later. When she entered 9, one of the options it gave her was 9.00AM. There were, however, other options there too, like 9AM and maybe even 9:00AM, and yet, she continued to stupidly try 9.00AM and getting same error. Thankfully, she's not there anymore.
Now for today's story. Yesterday, one of the computers' connection was very slow. I'm sick and didn't feel like walking over. Today, after dropping off my son, I stopped by. The office is between my son's daycare and my house. The worker who used the computer decided to "fix" it herself. What do you do if your computer is slow? You take a monitor from another desk and switch it with yours. WTF?! And you thought all those stories about coffee cup holders are false, didn't you.
It was always amazes me how stupid and uneducated people. I can just imagine someone like her going into staples and asking which monitor is faster.