Not the house call he had in mind

This pilot fish mostly supports small businesses, but he also does occasional house calls for users who need it.

"I received a call from one of my home users regarding an issue he was having with his computer and printer," says fish. "I headed over -- and when I arrived, my client was face-planted on his computer desk.

"I started talking to him, got some stirring and helped him sit up when I spied a spoon and hypodermic needle. He face-planted again and I was able to find the spoon and get it out of the way but the hypo had disappeared.

"I continued talking to him, and got him to sit up again and saw the hypo in his lap. I got it and put it out of reach.

"His caretaker, who had come in shortly after me, wanted to call an ambulance. I told him all would be OK and I had things under control. I sat with him for the next 45 minutes until he was back to reality.

"I also addressed his his computer issue while staying with him, and all was well by the time I left.

"But this was certainly a new angle in PC troubleshooting for me..."

Sharky doesn't do house calls -- just home delivery. So send me your true tale of IT life 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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