I couldn’t help but share a text exchange I had with my sister today. Anyone in IT can probably relate – if anyone in your family has a computer-related question, you’ll undoubtedly get the call. I’m in IT and celebrated my 17 year anniversary at the firm I work at last week (woohoo). I’m considered the “techie” in the family even though my specialization is Enterprise Applications and I haven’t actually “fixed a computer” in the traditional sense in over 7 years. My sister is a flight attendant for Air Canada and has been for about 15 years now.
Sue: I have a tech question. I want to print our travel vouchers at a public PC but it won’t let me download the file. Any way of bypassing?
Sue: Security settings or something?
Me: No idea Sue. Just because I work in IT doesn’t mean I know how every computer in the world is configured… You muggle…hehehe
Sue: Well how would you normally? It’s a work pc so nothing fancy
Me: That’s like me asking you what color cushions the pilots hide under their seats on Air Mongolia. Actually, never mind… 🙂 But seriously – it depends what type of file it is and whether the software needed to open the file is installed. They may also block downloads on the computer to protect it from viruses.
Sue: Ok I’ll wait.
Me: So? What color are their cushions?
Sue: Polka dot
Me: Hahaha I knew it!!!
Sue: Just tried another pc and looks like it’s working woot
Me: Oh good! Could have just been that one having an issue
Sue: Try try again
Me: I’m so blogging about this discussion. Funny 🙂