This wouldn't happen to be the CFO, would it?

Help desk pilot fish gets a call from a user: "How much does a Print Screen button cost?"

Why do you need a Print Screen button? puzzled fish asks.

"I pushed my keyboard in, and a metal piece on the underside of my desk popped off the Print Screen button," user replies. "So how much does a Print Screen button cost?"

We have new keyboards, fish sighs. We can send one over to you.

A few minutes later, tech gets another call from the same user: "I found my Print Screen button. It was in the plant behind me. I don't need the keyboard anymore."

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