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From: mamahoogie
Date: 12-06-2003, 12:50 PM (1 of 6)
The : ID ten T errror

I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Rick the computer guy, to come over. Rick clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. He gave me a bill for a minimum service call. As he was walking away, I called after him,
"So, what was wrong?"
He replied,
"It was an ID ten T error."
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired:
"An ID ten T error?
What's that ... in case I need to fix it again?"
The computer guy grinned....
"Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?"
"No," I replied.
"Write it down," he said, "
and I think you'll figure it out."
So I wrote out . I D 1 0 T

This week, My phone went dead and I had to contact the telephone repair people. They promised to be out between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. When I asked if they could give me a smaller time window, the pleasant gentleman asked,
"Would you like us to call you before we come?"
I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that, since our phones weren't working. He also requested that we report future outages by email. I asked him,
"Does YOUR email work without a telephone line?"

I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared the signature to the one I had just signed on the receipt. As luck would have it,
they matched.

I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason:
"too many deer were being hit by cars"
and he didn't want them to cross there anymore.

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know? " He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded,
"What on earth are blind people doing driving?"

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "It's open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side."

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User: mamahoogie
Member since: 12-25-2002
Total posts: 461
From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-06-2003, 06:42 PM (2 of 6)
:whacky: Yep..been there and seen a LOT of that over the years...:shock:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Magot
Date: 12-17-2003, 12:11 PM (3 of 6)
I'm weeping quietly at the reality of it all...

I love the ID ten T error - I must use that at work
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: talking_head
Date: 12-19-2003, 10:40 AM (4 of 6)
I like the ID ten T.. But about e-mail without phone... I think a lot of us own/rent a cable modem. I hate DSL and Dial up.
User: talking_head
Member since: 12-17-2003
Total posts: 90
From: talking_head
Date: 12-19-2003, 10:48 AM (5 of 6)
I like the ID ten T.. But about e-mail without phone... I think a lot of us own/rent a cable modem. I hate DSL and Dial up.
User: talking_head
Member since: 12-17-2003
Total posts: 90
From: MonicaMcElroy
Date: 12-29-2003, 04:02 PM (6 of 6)
My husband is a computer repair guy. He LOVED this one!!!!
User: MonicaMcElroy
Member since: 12-28-2003
Total posts: 13
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