Computers, Wisdom

Communication Breakdown

07.05.07 | 2 Comments

A coworker called a branch in Oregon the other day. We’d had a report from Monitoring that their server was down.

So we called, and this being a holiday week, not many people were around, and we ended up speaking to the receptionist.

We explained that we wanted her to find their server and see if it was on, or if there was an error message on the screen. She politely asked if we could wait until the next day, as they weren’t having any issues, and she was having trouble understanding what we wanted.

“It’s like you guys are speaking another language,” she said.

And into my head popped: “¿Hablo SQL?”


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