Thursday, August 10, 2006

Pair On

Someone was telling me that they were having computer issues and called up a help desk They got someone with a thick Oirish accent. The conversation went something like this:

Not Oirish Person: "Hello. I'm having trouble with my computer and hoped you might be able to help me."

Oirish Person: "What seems to be the problem?"

Not Oirish Person: "It's just not working. I want it to be on and it's not on. I need it to be on."

Oirish Person: "Okay, first of all, have you paired up?"

Not Oirish Person: "Excuse me?"

Oirish Person: "I said have you paired up?"

Not Oirish Person: "I'm sorry - I have no idea what you mean by pairing up. I've never heard of that before. What does it mean?"

Oirish Person: (exasperated) "You know. The pair! At the pair point! Have you switched the pair on!"


Bird said...

sorry to be a pendant but a Scottish accent would make that more like pooowrrrr. Irish sounds like pair... as in pair shair, the thing you get under to clean yourself

Quick said...

Good point. Thanks. Hang on a tick...

Guyana-Gyal said...