[thechat] If restaurants functioned like Microsoft...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Jun 8 11:35:33 CDT 2001

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Patron: Waiter! 

Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill and I'll be your Support Waiter. What seems 
to be
the problem? 

Patron: There's a fly in my soup! 

Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won't be there this time. 

Patron: No, it's still there. 

Waiter: Maybe it's the way you're using the soup; try eating it with a 

Patron: Even when I use the fork, the fly is still there. 

Waiter: Maybe the soup is incompatible with the bowl; what kind of bowl 
you using? 

Patron: A SOUP bowl! 

Waiter: Hmmm, that should work. Maybe it's a configuration problem; how 
the bowl set up? 

Patron: You brought it to me on a saucer; what has that to do with the 
fly in
my soup? 

Waiter: Can you remember everything you did before you noticed the fly in
your soup? 

Patron: I sat down and ordered the Soup of the Day! 

Waiter: Have you considered upgrading to the latest Soup of the Day? 

Patron: You have more than one Soup of the Day each day? 

Waiter: Yes, the Soup of the Day is changed every hour. 

Patron: Well, what is the Soup of the Day now? 

Waiter: The current Soup of the Day is tomato. 

Patron: Fine. Bring me the tomato soup and the check. I'm running late 

Waiter leaves and returns with another bowl of soup and the check. 

Waiter: Here you are, Sir. The soup and your check. 

Patron: This is potato soup. 

Waiter: Yes, the tomato soup wasn't ready yet. 

Patron: Well, I'm so hungry now, I'll eat anything. [Waiter leaves.] 

Patron: Waiter! There's a gnat in my soup! 

The check: 

Soup of the Day . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5.00 
Upgrade to newer Soup of the Day. . . $ 2.50 
Access to support . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 
(Bug in the soup included at no extra charge - will be fixed with 
Soup of the Day)

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