People really are stupid. Working in A&E doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence that the majority of humanity are great geniuses, in fact, my cynicism works overtime most days and even still I’m amazed at how stupid some people seem to be. This may sound mean, but it’s true.
Of course, it’s not just in A&E that people are dumb. If you see ‘I’ll chuck in a 21″ monitor’, later described as ‘having a Trinitron tube’ and using the acronym CRT, you’d think you might just pick up the fact it’s not an LCD. If the person tells you that the monitor is ‘old but in fairly good condition’, you might think to yourself ‘hrm, I wonder if it’s one of those big-old monitors’.
Wouldn’t you at least check that it was an LCD?
The pillock who was meant to be buying the monitor turned up today and I could tell by the look on his face, instantly he walked in, that what he was expecting was a dinky little LCD. Do you really imagine I’d be selling a 21″ LCD monitor in good condition for 50 quid? Really?
Sighs. Still I smiled nicely and said it was no-problem. I’ll move it back upstairs I guess. I’d just got used to the fact I was selling it, I’d even given it a bit of a clean, and now I have to get used to the idea that it’s going to carry on taking up desk space.
Anyone want to by a very nice digital CRT? Comes with the RGB/Contrast/Sync cable (actually 2, but the original ‘digital’ brand one is faulty and it’s a moulded plug, so it’d be difficult to repair :-/ ). Unfortunately the cream power-cable (which may or may not have been DEC original) went with the G5. Poot.
At the end of the day, I guess I wanted a nice big monitor to use, and it’s given me a chance to clean it, so perhaps I’ll just keep using the DEC monitor ’til it dies…
[Side point: I’ve finished filing, now it’s paperwork that actually needs stuff doing on it]