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    A man went to his boss's costume party wearing nothing but a naked woman on his back.

    "What the hell are you supposed to be?" asked his boss.

    "I'm a snail," replied the man.

    "Well, then why is there a naked woman on your back?" the boss retorted.

    "That's Michelle."

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    OK...if this is open season on funnies...

    This forms an email I recieved recently....

    AT&T (Revenge On Telemarketers)



    One thing that has always bugged me, and I'm sure it
    does most of
    you, is to sit down at the dinner table only to be
    interrupted by a phone call from a telemarketer. I decided, on one such occasion, to try to be as irritating as they were to me. The call was from AT&T and it went something like this:

    Me: Hello

    AT&T: Hello, this is AT&T...

    Me: Is this AT&T?

    AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T...

    Me: This is AT&T?

    AT&T: Yes This is AT&T...

    Me: Is this AT&T?

    AT&T: YES! This is AT&T, may I speak to Mr. Byron
    please?

    Me: May I ask who is calling?

    AT&T: This is AT&T.

    Me: OK, hold on.

    At this point I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, they were still waiting.


    Me: Hello?

    AT&T: Is this Mr. Byron?

    Me: May I ask who is calling please?

    AT&T: Yes this is AT&T...

    Me: Is this AT&T?

    AT&T: Yes this is AT&T...

    Me: This is AT&T?

    AT&T: Yes, is this Mr. Byron?

    Me: Yes, is this AT&T?

    AT&T: Yes sir.

    Me: The phone company?

    AT&T: Yes sir.

    Me: I thought you said this was AT&T.

    AT&T: Yes sir, we are a phone company.

    Me: I already have a phone.

    AT&T: We aren't selling phones today Mr. Byron.

    Me: Well whatever it is, I'm really not interested but thanks for calling.

    When you are not interested in something, I don't think you can express yourself any plainer than by saying "I'm
    really not interested", but this lady was persistent.

    AT&T: Mr. Byron we would like to offer you 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    Now, I am sure she meant she was offering a "rate" of
    10 cents a minute but she at no time used the word rate. I could clearly see that it was time to whip out the trusty old calculator and do a little ciphering.

    Me: Now, that's 10 cents a minute 24 hours a day?

    AT&T: (getting a little excited at this point by my interest) Yes sir that's right! 24 hours a day!

    Me: 7 days a week?

    AT&T: That's right.

    Me: 365 days a year?

    AT&T: Yes sir.

    Me: I am definitely interested in that! Wow!!! That's amazing!

    AT&T: We think so!

    Me: That's quite a sum of money!

    AT&T: Yes sir, it's amazing how it ads up.

    Me: OK, so will you send me checks weekly, monthly or
    just one big one at the end of the year for the full $52,560, and if you send an annual check, can I get a cash advance?

    AT&T: Excuse me?

    Me: You know, the 10 cents a minute.

    AT&T: What are you talking about?

    Me: You said you'd give me 10 cents a minute, 24 hours
    a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That comes to $144 per day, $1008 per week and $52,560 per year. I'm just interested in knowing how you will be making payment.

    AT&T: Oh no sir I didn't mean we'd be paying you. You
    pay us 10 cents a minute. Me: Wait a minute here!!! Didn't you say you'd give me 10 cents a minute? Are you sure this is AT&T?

    AT&T: Well, yes this is AT&T sir but......

    Me: But nothing, how do you figure that by saying that
    you'll give me 10 cents a minute that I'll give you 10 cents a minute? Is this some kind of subliminal telemarketing scheme? I've readabout things like this in the Enquirer you know. Don't use your alien brainwashing techniques on me!

    AT&T: No sir we are offering 10 cents a minute for.....

    Me: THERE YOU GO AGAIN! Can I speak to a supervisor
    please!

    AT&T: Sir I don't think that is necessary.

    Me: Sure! You say that now! What happens later?

    AT&T: What?

    Me: I insist on speaking to a supervisor!

    AT&T: Yes Mr. Byron. Please hold on.

    So now AT&T has me on hold and my supper is getting
    cold. I begin to eat while I'm waiting for a supervisor. After a wait of a few minutes and while I have a mouth full of food:

    Supervisor: Mr. Byron?

    Me: Yeth?

    Supervisor: I understand you are not quite understanding our 10 cents a minute program.

    Me: Id thish Ath Teeth & Teeth?

    Supervisor: Yes sir, it sure is.

    I had to swallow before I choked on my food. It was
    all I could do to suppress my laughter and I had to be careful not to produce a snort.

    Me: No, actually I was just waiting for someone to get
    back to me so that I could sign up for the plan.

    Supervisor: OK,no problem, I'll transfer you back to the person who was helping you.

    Me: Thank you.

    I was on hold once again and was getting really
    hungry. I needed to end this conversation. Suddenly, there was an aggravated but polite voice at the other end of the phone.

    AT&T: Hello Mr. Byron, I understand that you are interested in signing up for our plan?

    Me: Do you have that friends and family thing because
    you can never have enough friends and I'm an only child and I'd really like to have a little brother...

    AT&T: (click)

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    Fordy that was hilarious. Next time AT&T calls someone start talking about C and C++ (since they made it right) Also demend to talk to the creators. That will realy make them mad.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    way to show those big-bad phone companies who's boss! hehe, who needs AT&T when we can use Geico and get cut rate car insurance?

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    OK..OK..

    One more funny then I'll quit....

    I am sending this out to all my knowledgeable computer friends. So if you can help me please do. Here's my problem: I'm currently running the latest version of GirlFriend and I've been having some problems
    lately.

    I've been running the same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as my primary application, and all the GirlFriend releases I've tried have always conflicted with it.

    I hear that DrinkingBuddies won't crash if GirlFriend is run in background mode and the sound is turned off. But I'm embarrassed to say I can't find the switch to turn the sound off. I just run them separately, and it works okay.

    GirlFriend also seems to have a problem co-existing with my Golf program, often trying to abort Golf with some sort of timing incompatibility.

    I probably should have stayed with GirlFriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0. After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a friend who has had experience with GirlFriend 2.0. He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run GirlFriend 2.0, and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He was right-as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled itself.

    Shortly after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a while.

    I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0. This time I used a SCSI probe first and also installed a virus protection program. It worked okay for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in my system. I tried running GirlFriend 1.0 again with GirlFriend 4.0 still installed, but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I didn't know about that automatically senses the presence of any other version of GirlFriend and communicates with it in some way, which results in the immediate removal of both versions.

    The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some problems. Like all versions of GirlFriend, it is written in some obscure language I can't understand, much less reprogram. Frankly I think there is too much attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired functionality. Also, to get the best connections
    with your hardware, you usually have to use gold-plated contacts. And I've never liked how GirlFriend is totally "object-oriented."

    A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of GirlFriend to GirlFriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of GirlFriend. He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you don't upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he had to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes
    as a huge resource hog. It has taken up all his space, so he can't load anything else. One of the primary reasons he decided to go with Wife 1.0 was because it came bundled with FreeSexPlus.

    Well, it turns out the resource allocation module of Wife 1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new Plug-Ins he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a well warmed-up system before he can do anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw 1.0 which has an automatic pop-up feature he can't turn-off.

    I told him to try installing Mistress 1.0, but he said he heard if you try to run it without first uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install anyway because of insufficient resources.

    I suppose the moral of the story is: know your system's hardware, it's software requirements and compatibilities and be real careful about what software you install and when and how you upgrade.

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    Baby seal walks into a club...

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    "I'm a snail," replied the man.
    I was on break last week at work (that doesn't
    sound right), and I saw a snail moving. I came
    back a few hours later for my second break, and
    saw that the snail hadn't moved very far. Snails
    move very slow.

    Eh, I'm tired. My grammar sucks. I must get
    ready to take the bus, then a train, then walk
    to work. I work the graveyard shift. Bleh, I
    hate stuff.
    Staying away from General.

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