At least he waited till the guy left

It's a few years back, and this CIO stops a pilot fish in the hall, asking for help printing on letterhead with his laser printer.

"As he placed the letterhead on top of the printer, the output tray, he said, 'I don't understand why it's not picking up the letterhead.'

"With a straight face, I pulled out the input tray and properly placed the letterhead in it and said, 'It works better from this tray.'

"His response: 'Please don't let anyone know about this.'

"I said, 'Your secret's safe with me.' Of course, I've shared the story several dozen times since his departure."

Sharky won't tell anyone who you are -- ever. So send me your true tale of IT at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll score a sharp Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

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