Dont press that button
Not so much a tech support, but a technophobe story.
Many years ago whilst trying to pass some time and get bits of paper to prove that I did have the knowledge I possessed, I joined a local college. They quickly realised I already knew what they were teaching me, and asked if I could give them a hand when their staff strated falling like flies with flu. It sounded fun, so I agreed.
One student was a complete technophobe. It took us best part of a week before she would even turn the computer on in case she broke it.
By the end of the first term she was doing superbly, but always stayed away from one key on the keyboard. It was in those days when this key was in RED.
One day she asked me what would happen if she pressed it. "Nothing!" I told her, and explained that some programs used it to give the user a means of stopping the program. You could see the torment on her face. She was so proud of getting used to the computer and learning about it, but petrified in case I was wrong.
Several "Go on, press it, nothing will happen." soothing statements later and she decided to press it.
THAT was when the idiots decided to test the fire alarm without the usual warning over the speakers.
The chair went one way, she went another the and keyboard headed off at a completely different tangent. It took 2 of the lads a good half hour to find her, bring her back, and calm her down with several cups of tea. We never saw he again.
In one breath I could have killed the engineers, and I know that in the next life I will be punished for saying this, but just seeing the expression of abject terror on her face made it all the more worthwhile.
Thanks to: Rayven