Another busy day just started from 11 am, and I was thinking about that strange guy I met yesterday. While I was thinking about him, 3 young girls entered my shop, and guess what? All of them were from a very popular high school locally in NY. One of them was carrying 1 laptop and the other two girls were carrying some shopping bags. When I asked them what issue you have with your laptop, the girl holding the laptop answered, “We brought the laptop here for fixing some hardware issues.”
In the meantime, one of them asked me “can you please get it geared up now as I have some personal files stored on this laptop?” I usually play safe, then I said, “I will try my best but I can’t promise.” Then, the girl again said, “Please try to understand that some of my files are very confidential and I can’t let it stay here overnight with you. In fact, I would like to see how you fix it.” I replied, “I understand what you meant, but if you go anywhere else even, they would probably take longer as there are already many orders before yours. But, may I know please what is it that is so important for you so I can skip it out while I work.”
Shessshhh. I didn’t get all these IT certifications for nothing. I’m trying to work here ladies.
She was very upset and said: “Okay, you do your job and we will wait here until you finish.” I was pleased that they ended up staying in the shop. Now, I’m getting right on the job. First, I was straining to determine what the issues on the laptop are and to fix what things. While I was working so deliberately, 2 of them started gossiping about their school life. They must have believed that I’m too busy to find out what they were saying, but when you speak in such loud voice, how can I check my ears not to hear? As usual by facts, girls speak very loud when they are in a group conversation. Like the time I went to my dentist back home in Boston. Just as worse. But, did they forget where they are? May be they did, because those girls were making me laugh so much that I hardly could control myself and concentrate on the job.
First, one of them asked another girl if you can answer my questions I will pay this man his charges for restoring your laptop. So let’s name her the (1st girl) who asked, “Why would a student throw his watch out of the school window?
2nd girl: He wanted to see if the watch is strong enough
1st girl: Wrong, he wanted to see time fly.
1st girl: My 2nd Q: Why we never get a beer at a math party?
3rd girl: I don’t know
1st girl: Because you can’t drink and derive…
1st girl: Why would a student bring a ladder to school?
2nd girl: May be he/she wants to do some paint work.
3rd girl: He/she might want to keep it there for fire safety.
1st girl: Wrong answers! Because the student was attending high school!
1st girl: My final question, although you have lost the contest but if you can answer this I will still pay. Tell me is computer male or female?
Both girls then quickly turned that question to me and asked me to answer this. I was laughing so much after hearing those questions that I hardly could think what I should say. I didn’t even mention if it can be male/female. But the girls finally answered, “It must be female because you ask questions like a computer.”
The 1st girl said, “You are right but you asked that man so I won’t pay”
However, they equally shared the charges when I handed over the laptop after fixing the RAM which was totally damaged.