Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:05
Recently a Customer called the automobile Helpline, seeking better knowledge for vehicle operation…
Helpline: "Automotive Helpline, how can I help you?"
Customer: "My car ran fine for a week, and now it won't go anywhere!"
Helpline: "Is the gas tank empty?"
Customer: "Huh? How do I know?"
Helpline: "There's a little gauge on the front panel, with a needle, and markings from 'E' to 'F'. Where is the needle pointing?"
Customer: "I see an 'E' but no 'F'."
Helpline: "You see the 'E,' and just to the right is the 'F'.
Customer: "No, just to the right of the first 'E' is a 'V'.
Helpline: "A 'V'?"
Customer: "Yeah, there's a 'C', an 'H', the first 'E', then a 'V', followed by 'R', 'O', 'L' …"
Helpline: "No, no, no sir! That's the front of the car. When you sit behind the steering wheel, that's the panel I'm talking about."
Customer: "That steering wheel thingy… is that the round thing that honks the horn?"
Helpline: "Yes, among other things."
Customer: "The needle's pointing to 'E'. What does that mean?"
Helpline: "It means that you have to visit a gasoline vendor and purchase some more gasoline. You can install it yourself, or pay the vendor to install it for you."
Customer: "What? I paid $12,000 for this car! Now you tell me that I have to keep buying more components? I want a car that comes with everything built in!"