Thursday, May 30, 2019
These people are pretty good, but not nearly as good as they lead you to believe. You think they are complete experts, computer geniuses, those who know all about the mysteries of these frustrating machines.
Truth is, almost no one knows everything about computers. Just as your general practitioner knows a lot about all medicine, he often has to send you to a specialist, and just as a specialist knows everything about his specialty, he is not as good as the general practitioner for everything else.
The problem is, these Geek Squad guys don’t tell you they are just computer GP’s. Often, they are not even good GP’s. Many know how to change passwords, move files, download porn and change fonts, but real problems they fake.
When I bring in my computer with a problem, they grab the mouse and start clicking. Oh, they can click like a mother-trucker. They click so fast you think they must really know what they are doing. I only recently realized all that clicking is just guessing, and they guess really fast. They try this…no, so they try that…no, so they try something else.
After about 20 guesses, they look at you and tell you that your FRUMPTY FRAZZLE is Fizzled. You will need to send the computer away for a while and it might be fixed. Fifty bucks to try, probably $200 if they fix it.
You will agree, because this pimply faced kid is obviously sooo smart.
Well, some may be, some not. None will admit,
“Like I don’t really know, I tried all the stuff that works when I play ‘Mind Shaft vs. The Moron People’, but I’m really not very good at lot of computer, you know…like…stuff.”
Last year, I came yea-close to sending my computer to the smart geeks behind the screen (Pay no attention to the geek behind the screen) when a smarter geek overheard my dope to geek conversation.
I had mentioned that the problem came about right after a mandatory Microsoft update. My geek assured me that that had nothing to do with my problem. The eves-dropping geek stepped in and tried something…click, click, problem fixed.
“Oh, that mandatory Microsoft update!”
Moral of this long-winded story is, always get a second or even third geek opinion. They are not as smart as they lead you to believe.
Many of them used to eat library paste.