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Ovation: Awesome Daughter Invoices Father For Providing Tech Support.


Help-Desk-SoftwareMany years ago, when computers first became an office staple, I had the pleasure of helping an older gentleman learn how to use the new equipment at his desk.  He was very good at his job, approached each day with a positive attitude and never showed signs of frustration.  Until the day he got his first “mouse”.  After struggling with his new computer set-up for an hour or so, he finally asked me for help.  I watched him navigate about the monitor and realized that he was using what I later deemed a “two-handed mousing technique”.  He would use his right hand to maneuver the “pointer” to the location that he needed it to be and, instead of using the index finger on his right hand, he would reach across with his left hand to click the button on his mouse.

Anyone who works with computers encounters difficulty at one time or another.  It seems that there’s always a specific formula, program or website that throws each laptop into a never-ending tailspin.  Personally, I’ve come to expect every computer that I use to “lock up” at the most inconvenient time.

Sometimes we all need to call the “Help Desk”.

Occasionally, we are expected to BE the “Help Desk”.

No matter who you are or where you live chances are your parents expect you to be able to help them with computer and cell phone issues.  A post on Reddit earlier this week featured an invoice from an “awesome daughter” who had completed a technical job for her father.  I think she’s pretty cool.


It appears that this woman was actually a qualified tech support employee as she was able to complete the necessary repairs including the replacement of a hard drive.  The volume of my expertise would include “Is it plugged in?”  “Turn it off and back on.”

That’s all I know.

But, if that were to solve the problem, I think my efforts would also be worth a pizza and some Parmesan twists.

Have you ever been asked for help with computer problems?


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  1. Thanks for sharing. You have to read the invoice to get the drift. I would have loved for her to at least have added hugs as a tip. Take care, BTG


  2. That is creative. I like that “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” at the top. It is funny how she lists that he can chose the venue for the pizza and at the bottom she picked the location. 🙂


  3. I’m usually the one asking for technical assistance. My skills have improved immensely over the last few years, but my father and brother got the tech genes in our family. In fact, when I call my dad for help, the first thing he asks me is, “What button did you push this time?”

    Sweet post 🙂


  4. Hubby thinks he knows it all but will sometimes ask me for help with Windows


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