Stuff IT Guys Say

By, Kevin Lightfoot, Xerox Services PR

There is only one thing worse than an IT guy showing up in my office. You guessed it, two IT guys.

But it happened.

It was a sunny afternoon in Dallas when I was having issues with my laptop. The help desk was stumped. The first IT guy who came into my office later fled, mumbling to himself.

“Is it fixed?” I asked innocently. His over-the-shoulder glance as he fled wasn’t reassuring.

When I looked up he was back at my door – with another one. They were polite enough to ignore my startled girlish yelp when I saw two of them, but it was unsettling.  For the next hour I was in the Twilight Zone, or our office in Albania because I couldn’t understand a word.  Not one single word, acronym or technical term. Nothing.

I later learned I was in the cloud. Not a cloud, but “the cloud.”

I don’t know what they did but my laptop has worked perfectly ever since. They said it had to do with a PICNIC. I’m guessing ants or bad egg salad.

So with great respect and admiration for IT support staff, operations managers, procurement professionals and anyone else with a hand in the day-to-day fun of the network and the cloud we present Stuff IT Guys Say.

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9 Comments

  1. Joy McDerment February 23, 2012 - Reply

    I find your comments about IT guys derogatory and they perpetuate an unfair stigma regarding IT personnel. I am an IT girl who works with IT guys and none of us ‘lumber” into rooms or “mumble to ourselves”. We all know how to run 10K and are excellent communicators. You are not funny!

  2. Kevin Lightfoot February 23, 2012 - Reply

    Hi Joy,

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on the blog posting. I’d like to assure you that I intended no offense and after more than a decade in the IT industry, I have nothing but respect for my colleagues.

    Kevin

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  4. Sue February 24, 2012 - Reply

    Try to relax Joy, its a blog meant to entertain.

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