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General Chat Thread, Weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked for by a staff/student in an IT office? in General; Originally Posted by dannyjay Got a new one! Teacher asked: "I've just got a new car, and I wondered if ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyjay View Post
    Got a new one!

    Teacher asked: "I've just got a new car, and I wondered if you knew the code for the Radio as it's not working."
    That is truly outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Had some of the not so smart kids ask me for the following.
    Sky hooks
    Maybe they just had high hopes?

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    I got asked to sing at one of their talents contests.......I got instant street cred!!!

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    Had some genius ones recently

    • Since there is a speed of light and a speed of sound, is there a speed of smell?
    • Are there a lot of virgins in the Virgin Islands?
    • Do crematoriums give discounts to burn victims?
    • What is the diameter of a square?
    • Do vampires get AIDS?
    • Does that screwdriver belong to Phillip?
    • Where is Old Zealand?
    • Why do we call something sent by car a shipment and something sent by ship a cargo?

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    I got asked by a student if there was a flasher in the office that she could use.

    She meant a 'Flashgun' for the digital SLR.

    Poor girl went away quite embarrassed after she realised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Had some of the not so smart kids ask me for the following.
    Sky hooks
    You don't happen to have those rope/display cords that go across the top of classrooms? I believe they are called skydisplays by some so hooks for them would make sense....
    Last edited by p858snake; 16th December 2009 at 02:51 PM.

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    Could I remove some sandwiches that had been rammed into a VCR player?

    Do I know how to break into a car if they have lost their remote blipper and keys.

    Could I go and change someones car battery?

    Could I mend someones glasses whose lens had fallen out.



    The answer was no to all of them

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    Was asked what it was like in blitz the other day. Goodness knows how old they think I am.

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    Had a teacher ask if I could defraggle their PC!

    Andrew

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    I've helped remove unwanted birds (a pigeon and an unspecified small bird) from an outlying building. I say help; i mean chase ineffectually until aformentioned bird decides to leave anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Had a teacher ask if I could defraggle their PC!

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    Did they have defraggler installed? Download Defraggler 1.15.163 - FileHippo.com

    Reasonable question if they did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Did they have defraggler installed? Download Defraggler 1.15.163 - FileHippo.com

    Reasonable question if they did!
    Oh well, you learn something new every day!

    I didn't even know that existed.....

    No, we don't have it installed on our school machines....so their request did amuse us at the time

    Andrew

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    Fraggles are closely related to muppets aren't they? Must be some joke about the user concerned that could be contrived from that...

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    I'm still giggling at the defraggling thing... Classic

    ... and yes, not muppets but I think they were produced by the Jim Henson Company people

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    Do we have a coat hanger?

    We actually did!



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