Wayback Wednesday: A little too literal-minded
This pilot fish takes a job teaching at a local college, and his office is right next to the IT department.
“I helped out between classes when the IT guys were swamped,” says fish. “One day while the IT staff was out to lunch, I heard the phone ring and no one was manning the help desk, so I fielded the call.”
The caller is the office manager, and she’s complaining that her printer won’t print. Fish doesn’t have a class for a couple of hours, so he decides to see what he can do and heads to her office.
Turns out the fix is simple: The printer is out of paper. Fish explains this to the office manager, who asks fish where she should get paper from. Fish shrugs — that’s not his department.