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Electronic Store Hell: Too Much "Liquid" On The Keyboard


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A man came in to our electronics store. He was seriously pissed but also seemed a bit drunk. Can't verify the veracity of inebriation but it appeared that way to me.

He plopped his G4 tower on the counter, complete with keyboard, and proceed to yell that he couldn't boot the thing and access his porn. Checked the machine in and he left.

My co-worker and I left the keyboard on the counter; the mention of porn made us very unwilling to touch the thing.

We booted his machine and were immediately met with some of the hardest hardcore porn ever. The dude's computer was filled with it. The desktop picture was something that was only possible during a porn shoot.

We quickly shut the monitor off because we had windows into our tech area so that customers could see what we were doing (they got the idea from Subway).

I marked the machine as an 'after hours fix.'

About an hour later the manager grabbed the keyboard and started asking why we had left it here. We laughed our asses off and told him it's because he was too cheap to buy us latex gloves to touch that thing. He didn't quite get it until we told him which customer the keyboard belonged to. He promptly dropped it and washed his hands for fifteen minutes.

Reason he couldn't access anything? The keyboard wouldn't work anymore... Too much 'liquid' had been 'spilled' on it. It was kind of a morbid curiosity; nobody wanted to look closely, but nobody could look away either, as a glove wearing tech pushed random keys and they... stuck.... in the down position.




Misty Meanor

My sympathies.

Eddy Cator


I need to scrub for two hours for just reading that.

Tech Support Survivor

At that point you slap on a biohazard fee, and charge him out the ass for a new keyboard.


"they... stuck.... in the down position."
That's what she said; giggity.


So did you get gloves after that?

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