Well, SOMETHING needed replacing!

High-level user brings his smartphone down to IT for repair, and it's easy to see why: There's a nasty crack stretching across the screen, according to a pilot fish on the scene.

"It clearly needed to be replaced," fish says. "The support tech in charge of smartphones was discussing the issue with the technical lead and the resource manager -- what would have to be done with the service provider in order to replace the phone.

"The service desk manager overheard the conversation and came over to get the details, so he would be able to respond to the user about the status and time to replace the device.

"As the service desk manager inspected the phone, he removed the cracked plastic screen protector -- and miraculously the phone was repaired."

Sharky doesn't need a new phone -- just lots of new stories. So send me your true tales of IT life at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll snag a score a sharp every time I use one. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

Get your daily dose of out-takes from the IT Theater of the Absurd delivered directly to your Inbox. Subscribe now to the Daily Shark Newsletter.

To express your thoughts on Computerworld content, visit Computerworld's Facebook page, LinkedIn page and Twitter stream.
Windows 10 annoyances and solutions
Shop Tech Products at Amazon
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.