It's a bloody Friday afternoon. People should know not to bother us when all we're wanting is a slow glide to the weekend... >ring< "Our system isn't working." "Really," the PFY says, putting his newspaper down with a sigh. "What system is that then?" "The one which does the ticker tape thing at the bottom of my web." "So …
It reminds me of some of his original outings where he used to mentally torture uni/college students to death to get rid of them, will the lusers never learn!!!!
Mines the one with the blackmail evidence in the inside pocket( a copy of course the originals are safe)
NOW, it feels like friday!
Next on my agenda...
But what's wrong with the financial ticker system!! I need closure!!
Good episode though - love it as ever :-)
Here's to a slow glide to the weekend...
Ahh BOFH imitates reality once again. Users always insist they've not changed anything... except possibly installing certain Vodafone USB modem drivers...
Canine Herpes: I don't even want to knów what mind that came of.
Simple and splendid
There may have been no on page fatalities but this was BOFH at his insidious best
Suggestion for BOFH gadgets:
I'm surprised he doesn't have tens machines fitted to some of the helldesk staff: automated idiots?!?
By my calculations you'd need 55 tens machines to fully automate a person, and with a suitable radio trigger could make friday afternoons a better place.
I for one would pay to watch 'automated smackdown...helldesk versus cow' or similar...
Its been a loong day here already!
Talk about timing!
A good BOFH was exactly what I needed on this dull depressing friday :) And not a moment too soon too!
Had me laughing all the way through (again)! Thanks Simon!
Friday just isn’t the same without the BOFH. Another literary masterpiece
Now THAT inspired a much needed laugh. HAPPY WEEKEND MATES!!
Since when do help desk answer phones?
Ours don't even ring
Faster, Simon, Faster
Beers, cos I'v ebeen in the pub already, hic!
Now I feel like the weekend's begun.
... tho' you owe me a keyboard now, managed to miss the screen this time. :-D
Has any one noticed the ads by google?
They seem to have taken on the theme of man's best^H^H^H^H just good friend.
Only a spot ?
It's that Friday again, why does it feel like forever since the last BOFH.
More often PLEASE
Just like old times. Now all we need is for Viz to be as funny as it used to be and all's well in the universe.
A pint for Simon !
I needed this to survive what is otherwise turning out to be the dullest Friday in the history of mankind.
Cheers Simon, as enjoyable as ever!
Internal phone systems before caller ID were fun
"Battersea dogs home?"
(for real, in my misspent youth).
You owe my company ANOTHER new keyboard
It's still mid-morning here in the USA but this made my day! Happy (belated) Canada Day to my neighbors to the north, Happy Independence Day to all us Americans, and everybody else have a great weekend as well! Thanks Simon!
on the same day i get my net back....Virgin i'm looking at you....We get BOFH too.....Must be God's Work
"You know I'm BOFH, I'm BOFH..."
Nice reference to Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) in the title.
A fitting homage to the late great artist.
"The doggone girl is mine..."
just what I needed before heading off to bed (it's late here in the antipodes)
Re: "You know I'm BOFH, I'm BOFH..."
I was only a week late with that one. But y'know, got there in the end.
Really, really BOFH.
Corect response from user?
"O that is what's done it. Okay I'll just reverse what it is I have done." <Click>
That should get an emergency response from BOFH
There is some truth in this though, i get more calls on a friday pm than any other time. all trivial. or theyve had the problem all week. and they all suddenly NEED it sorted by the weekend. grrr
So how low can you get?
A Chihuahua but it hurts my knees.
Absolutely brilliant. And I'm even getting used to this monthly schedule.
Splendid! That's the sort of BOFH that makes my Fridays!
... how long until someone releases a Win32.CanineHerpes Trojan?
How dare you
I had to be somewhere five minutes ago, and now I am late because I just had to read this. bastards.
Sounds like something I have done...
Classic BOFH! Not to mention, this sounds like something me and my fellow co-workers did at a previous job.
it's being sold by the beast of redmond as "windows 7" , and you'll even pay to get infected! escape key, because you can't......
"What do you mean, different browser?"
Gads, I reflexively asked "Did you double click the blue 'e' or the white 'N' to get online?" as I read this (some demons will never be purged) ... clearly need more beer ... and a pint for that Simon chap down the bar for serving lusers up properly. :D
Bats From Our Hell (?)
Why state the glaringly obvious. This is totally normal helpline procedure from my observation, not limited to Fiday afternoons.
Didn't get to see this on Friday but brilliant as always Simon. BTW yes this is normal helldesk procedure and not limited to Friday afternoons.
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