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Old 07-28-08, 10:50
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I wonder why folks come to a help forum, ask for help, get good advice, and then refuse to listen.
It seems to me if they know so much, that they wouldn't be asking for help, they would be offering it.

Sometimes, on a bad day, it is not easy being patient.
This is one of those days.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:58
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i get like that every day with myself for forgetting something i have learned earlier.

i blame it on the meds and old age but it really p*****s me off
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Old 07-28-08, 10:59
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You better be patient or else you will become a patient.
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Old 07-28-08, 11:28
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Thanks guys.
I'm just trying to see something funny in this weird thread I'm working with.

I know it's probably just me today, but darn it!
Maybe I should go to the beach and come back later.
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Old 07-28-08, 11:50
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Default Re: Just a rant

At times you just have to give up and continue assisting someone else who wants help, only so much you can do before going mad!! Frustrating as hell when you know your on the right track but let the thread drop and revisit in a day or so, likely the OP has decided to try your advice or is willing to.

Funny thing is if they take the advice offered over being stubborn, their issue would be fixed likely alot quicker... I find that even asking "what windows version" or getting a Everest log is like your asking for personal bank details.
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Old 07-28-08, 12:09
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At times you just have to give up and continue assisting someone else who wants help, only so much you can do before going mad!!................ but let the thread drop and revisit in a day or so,
That sounds like a plan.
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Old 07-28-08, 12:14
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Just my curiousity, but I had to go find the thread.

Uh, I think I would have been out of there early. I give you credit.
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Get yourself out into the back garden, crack open a can of beer and closing your eyes, whisk yourself off to a tropical island



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Get yourself out into the back garden, crack open a can of beer and closing your eyes, whisk yourself off to a tropical island



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Hey,,,I'll join ya...that sounds like a good idea!!
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You could sort out those black copter flying crickets while your waiting muskie
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Notice I don't go into the software forums anymore? :D
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Old 07-29-08, 09:19
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Notice I don't go into the software forums anymore? :D
Actually, I was wondering that and I fully understand.

You will probably read about me going wild on a Geek Squad Agent someday.

Meanwhile, I do believe I am going out in the boat and doing some fishing, later today.
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...Meanwhile, I do believe I am going out in the boat and doing some fishing, later today.
I hope you didn't invite "NoisyCricket" to go with you - the poor fellow, he was just being friendly!

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That's exactly why I quit tech support

Now I just wake up grouchy like that
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Old 07-29-08, 19:53
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I wonder why folks come to a help forum, ask for help, get good advice, and then refuse to listen.
They refuse to listen because you're not saying what they want to hear. They want you to tell them a simple one-click solution that fits in their own twisted version of reality, a solution that makes them look smart and knowledgeable and blame-free, yet one that is so complex and complicated that they could not have figured it out on their own.

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It seems to me if they know so much, that they wouldn't be asking for help, they would be offering it.
That's not the thing though... it's not that they know so much. It's that they are convinced that you don't know anything at all. You're just improvising and speculating are a lot more interested in making them jump through hoops than in actually finding a solution, right? If you truly knew what you were doing, you should be able to just read that first initial post and immediately know what the problem is, what is causing it, and how to solve it. You can do magic, right? That's how computer problem are solved after all... magic.

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Sometimes, on a bad day, it is not easy being patient.
I'm having one of those days too, in case that wasn't obvious... If I wasn't actually getting paid to suffer these fools, I'd have gone home after the first call this morning.

So. I have vodka and orange juice. Wanna provide glasses and ice?
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I'm having one of those days too, in case that wasn't obvious... If I wasn't actually getting paid to suffer these fools, I'd have gone home after the first call this morning.

So. I have vodka and orange juice. Wanna provide glasses and ice?
Just got back from fishing at the lake and I AM thirsty!
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Old 07-29-08, 20:12
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Deal!
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Old 07-29-08, 21:23
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but did you catch any fish???
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Old 07-29-08, 21:27
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Who cares about fish? We're having screwdrivers!
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Old 07-29-08, 21:31
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@ Mimsy -

Have you ever substituted orange juice with CranApple juice?

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