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Computer Woes? October 25, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Humor, Joke, Word Play.

At times, computers misbehave.

My computer acted up yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11-year-old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control.  He agreed to come over.

Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

“So, what was wrong?”

“It was an ID ten T error.”

“An, ID ten T error?  What’s that?”

Eric grinned.  “Haven’t you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?”

“No, I haven’t.”

“Write it down, and you’ll figure it out.”

So I wrote it down . . .


I used to like Eric.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: Granny1947 sent me this joke in an e-mail this morning.  I had to share.  Want to eliminate the middle man? Talk to Granny.  

Related posts:  The Colours of My Week (Blue Bee) * Really Awful Connectivity (Colonialist) * Blue-dy Hell! (Colonialist)


1. mypenandme - October 25, 2012

I’ll have to remember this one. Funny! Thanks for sharing. Now let me share something that just happened here. After typing the word, ‘sharing’ I noticed that there was a capital ‘I’ between the words ‘funny and thanks.’ That’s odd, I thought–then realized that it was my cursor. 🙂

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Oh, that’s perfect! That cursor gets right in the middle of things, doesn’t it? 🙂

bluebee - October 25, 2012


2. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 25, 2012

Dying here.. 😆

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

When Kathy’s e-mails arrive in my in-box, I know to put down my coffee and swallow anything that’s in my mouth. 😀

3. suzicate - October 25, 2012

🙂 I used to like my husband, too, until he pulled that on me one day! At least those computer geeks do have a sense of humor as well as save the day!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

They do have a sense of humor . . . and the joke’s on US! 😀

4. spilledinkguy - October 25, 2012

I would laugh, but I’m usually in the same boat, so…

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

I’m in the boat and drifting ever closer to the raging falls. Bomb’s away!

5. Hudson Howl - October 25, 2012

I politely use ‘Oh it was just a HO problem nothing to worry about’ -(human operator), but then am kinder an gentler than an eleven year old.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Eleven year olds can be ruthless! And operator error can be an endless source of amusement for them. 😉

Glad you are kindler and gentler with your ribbing, HH.

6. katecrimmins - October 25, 2012

My IT guys tells me this all the time! Does Eric make house calls to Pennsylvania?

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Eric fixes ID10T errors from a remote undisclosed location now. I think they’ve moved him off-site to India. 😉

7. Allan G. Smorra - October 25, 2012

Have you ever heard of a Picnic error?
Problem In Chair Not In Computer.

Great post.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

That’s excellent! Thanks, Allan. 😀

8. Andra Watkins - October 25, 2012

I would’ve done the same thing, Nancy. You’re not alone.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

My computer has Gremlins. The last computer guru I hired caused a hard drive malfunction. I lost everything . . . photos, financials, medical info, WIP, etc.

I decided it was good way to clear out the clutter. 😉

9. sufilight - October 25, 2012

Haha, I really thought there was an ID ten T error that I was not aware of, but let’s keep it between you and me. 😀

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

I think that’s why Kathy’s joke made me LOL . . . because I’d never heard the term before. 😀

10. granny1947 - October 25, 2012

So glad you enjoyed!!!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Thanks for sending a smile my way, granny! 😀

11. bluebee - October 25, 2012

LOL! Eric is a true geek in the making!! The best ones are almost always rude, insulting and abrasive, but my theory is that it’s just a front to cover up their desire to be the superheroes of the world. See how they blush when you heap praise and hugs on them – “aw, it was nothing, really, you’re just an ID10T.”
Thanks for the linky, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Yes! We have a new show this Fall ~ Elementary, starring a “rude, insulting, and abrasive” consultant. His name? Elementary, my dear Watson. Holmes. Sherlock Holmes.

It’s set in present day NYC instead of London and it’s brilliant, as is Holmes . . . a real superhero. 😎

You’re welcome, BB. I loved your post about computer woes . . . it came to mind straight-away.

12. Maggie - October 25, 2012

That made me smile. 🙂 Eric reminds me of my brother — total geek.

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

My younger brother is a computer whiz . . . who got his first computer when data was still stored on external cassettes! He works for HP now. He’s way ahead of my techno curve. 😀

13. Piglet in Portugal - October 25, 2012

Excellent! Good old granny 🙂

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

Ooh . . . PiP has a new avatar. Tres bien! 😀

Piglet in Portugal - October 26, 2012

Yes, I decided to change my Avatar, but it’s still work in porkgress. 🙂

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Nothing like a pig in the poke . . . wearing a bonnet! :mrgreen:

14. Crowing Crone Joss - October 25, 2012

my baby brother, the techno wizard, taught me about that error and reminds me frequently! but that’s okay because he fixes whatever is wrong!!

nrhatch - October 25, 2012

It’s great to have a techno whiz in the family . . . especially with technology changing as fast as it does.

15. jannatwrites - October 26, 2012

Ha! This was a good one. Those kids don’t hold back when they get the opportunity to mess with adults.

I remember the last job I was at, a co-worker told our straight-laced boss that the program was FUBAR. Well, she didn’t ask him what exactly that meant and she gave the status at a management meeting. Imagine her horror when she found out it meant “F-d Up Beyond All Repair.” Oops 😳

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

I am laughing out loud, Janna! Sometimes we don’t want to ask for a simple clarification for fear of appearing ignorant . . . then our continued ignorance bites us in the butt! :mrgreen:

16. Pocket Perspectives - October 26, 2012

Great term! 😀 …and FUBAR, too! Happens all the time on “my computer.”

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Computers are wonderful servants . . . and terrible masters. I hate it when they get all BOSSY. 😉

17. Three Well Beings - October 27, 2012

How great that you have an available eleven-year old! They are brilliant. And Eric has a great sense of humor. I must remember this one!

nrhatch - October 27, 2012

Everyone should have an Eric living next door . . . but this Eric is just the star of the joke that Granny sent me. 😀

18. colonialist - October 28, 2012

I took my computer in today seeking a software solution to do something which seemed simple, and I could imagine the Tech muttering, ‘ID ten T’. A couple of hours later I walked out with problem still unsolved, but the ID designation was no longer in his mind!

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

Vindicated! I felt the same way the last time a techie assured me that he could evict the gremlins from my computer.

The gremlins won . . . and claimed my hard drive as the spoils of war. 🙄

colonialist - October 28, 2012

Except you had a heavy price to pay for victory!

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

True . . . but at least I didn’t shoot myself in the foot. 😉

19. pix & kardz - October 31, 2012

ah, the wisdom of 11-year olds! 🙂

nrhatch - October 31, 2012

They know their way around a Hard Drive. 😀

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