So, recently (meaning last Friday) IT did a “PC upgrade”. Now being that it was called a “PC upgrade” I honestly took the dictionary meaning of “upgrade,” which for Oxford is, “raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components”… in short… better than what I had before, right?
Well, apparently the IT guys have a different definition because I now get random programs that are set to start when I turn on my computer that are completely useless to me and have nothing to do with my work and Internet Explorer… well the version I have now is 2 less that what I had on my old PC. I used to have IE11… back to 9 now. GRRR.
So this afternoon after having a very long day with a lot of annoying things happening that just kinda made me do this…
I kept getting this thing pop up (one of those auto start programs that I cannot uninstall because I do not have freaking admin access ARGH!) whilst I was trying to wrap up for the day… ended up being there til an hour after I was supposed to finish… like I said, one of those days. This thing shouldn’t really have annoyed me as much as it did, but hopefully they wll see the funny side of it as well as get that I am annoyed about it.
The email had the subject, “Sneaky Hobbitses” – yup, seriously. Then it went like this…
What is this thing that always comes up on my computer now?
Is the whole point of this thing to tell me that I have spent $18 on printing since the inception of my account? Is that the whole function of this annoying ass program?
If so, how do I get it off? What a waste of time and space when there is no reason for me to know this information. Ain’t nobody got time for this 🙂
Here I was thinking I was getting an upgraded computer… sneaky Hobbitses, my nice computer with IE11 and no annoying random programs… they stoles it from me and replaced it with something… less. Upgrade… pfft… I call shenanigans!!!
Hmm… yeah. Reading that over now, I am thinking I really shouldn’t have pressed send. But come on, at least I didn’t send them pictures or something too, I could have made it a lot worse by adding the following:
Or this one… I like this one…
This works too…
So you see, it could have been worse.
Have you ever sent an email and wondered if maybe you should have saved the draft and re-read it tomorrow?
May 6th, 2015 at 9:28 pm
Haha too funny but I agree so much. I liked the email…better than going “You guys suck at your job and fucked it up” which is more what I end up saying. You way is so much more subtle. Fingers crossed they sort it for you!
May 7th, 2015 at 9:45 am
Luckily I sent it to someone I am mates with and they have a similar humour to me. She sent back the best reply I have ever had to an email hahaha. I don’t think she would want me to post it though 🙂
May 6th, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Your email is awesome! Hopefully it will get them to take care of things for you and get your computer back to what it was before!
May 7th, 2015 at 9:52 am
I sent it to someone I knew, her reply was brilliant and as bad as mine, but I don’t think she would appreciate me posting it hahaha.
Unfortunately part of her reply said “I’m disappointed to think that you had such GREAT expectations of your newly rolled out PC.” Hahaha. So I don’t think a fix is coming anytime soon.
May 7th, 2015 at 11:19 am
Oh no!! Hahahahaha!!! At least they found humor in your email!