Stupid people. Or maybe better, those who CHOOSE ignorance about something that they would LIKE to make work for them.
I'm all for folks trying to get with the times. I know technology moves way too fast for some, but I seriously think that there should be a TEST that people have to take before being ALLOWED to purchase a computer or other "complicated" electronics (HD tv's, cell phones, e-readers, digital cameras, etc). If these people don't pass the test, then they should be required to take a BASIC class and pass it before being allowed to make the purchase. I can't stand the phone calls from family/friends who say, "My computer isn't working right, can you come check it?" only to find out that they've got a message about updates. Updates are pretty simple, follow the directions on the screen. "Oh it does that ALL the time, and it messes everything up!" YEAH... cuz you NEED TO DO THE UPDATES! These same people don't know how to check email (although they've been shown about 10 times), they don't know how to get on the internet. They can't comprehend the virtual file system of a computer and have NO CLUE what WI FI is, yet they seem to THINK they NEED it (and when things don't work right for them, somehow I am the one that has messed things up). When trying to trouble shoot over the phone, you have them unplug things and plug them back in, they say they've done it but no go. You get there, and lo and behold they NEVER DID IT.
Likewise - I work in cable tech support. If you have NO CLUE how to change the input settings on your tv and can't grasp the concept AND refuse to use the proper cables that acutally SUPPORT HD ... you shouldn't HAVE an HD TV!
Sorry.... this may be more of a rant about stupidity than a peeve, but it is a HUGE annoyance on a regular basis for me. At my job, the motto is "people are stupid, and they lie". A monitor and a tv are NOT the same things. A modem and a router are NOT the same things (unless you have a gateway), you cannot get HD programming with just a coax cable from your box to your tv (yes, you can view HD channels, but you're NOT viewing them IN High Def quality), do NOT throw your TV remote in the garbage just because you bought a universal (universal remotes cannot do EVERY FUNCTION that your TV remote can), and cable tech support does NOT mean TV tech support (call the manufacturer if you don't know how to work your tv, they are alllll different), no Tech support cannot give you massive discounts you MUST call BILLING or SALES for that, if you don't pay your bill and get shut off, don't call TECH support JUST PAY YOUR BILL.
Tech support sucks. People only call when they have a problem. There. I'm done with my rant. LOL!
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