All your fault

This IT pilot fish at a government agency gets a call from the administrative officer, who's on the verge of hysterics. "Her computer was dead, and she was having a total meltdown," fish says. "I asked her if her PC was plugged in, and she came unglued.

"The first thing I noticed when I entered her cubicle was that it had been rearranged. Getting to work at solving the problem was difficult because she was screaming at me by then -- of course it was all my fault.

"I got into the footwell of her desk and quickly diagnosed the problem: In reconnecting her equipment, she had plugged the power strip into itself.

"I told her that if she could make such an arrangement work, we could both get rich, but she was not amused.

"It was still my fault..."

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