And don't get him started about buggy software

Help desk pilot fish at this hospital is on a support call when he spots a database administrator hovering outside his door -- and looking very uncomfortable.

"The IT department was located in a hundred-year-old former manufacturing building connected to the hospital by a tunnel," fish explains. "Patients were not allowed in the building.

"When I got finished with the call, I asked her what she needed. She told me she had a dead mouse. Not the computer kind -- the brown, fuzzy, disease-infested kind.

"I went to her office, and under her desk was this mouse that had died. Apparently, she had seen me the previous day take one out that I had caught in a trap beside my desk, so I was the one uniquely qualified to remove hers.

"I got the broom and dustpan, swept the mouse up and took it outside to the dumpster."

Feed the Shark! No, not a rodent -- I want your true tale of IT life. Send it to me at You'll snag a snazzy Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

Now you can post your own stories of IT ridiculousness at Shark Bait. Join today and vent your IT frustrations to people who've been there, done that.

Copyright © 2009 IDG Communications, Inc.

It’s time to break the ChatGPT habit
Shop Tech Products at Amazon