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I always hand out notes on what you need to do to keep your computer up and running
By: Schiffkey Consulting Inc
I always hand out notes on what you need to do to keep your computer up and running, and safe from viruses and computer failures.
My notes are hand written, as I carefully explain the steps you need to do – whether weekly or monthly.
Everyone is keen on listening. You can save a lot of money by doing simple things all by yourself!
But, my handwriting is terrible. I know it. My clients know it. And most aren’t shy in saying so!
So, I’ve gotten into the habit, before I begin my lecture, of saying, jokingly:
“I’ll explain what you need to do. If you have trouble remembering, or reading my writing, you are welcome to take this sheet to a pharmacist – who can decipher my notes.”
A laugh is guaranteed. And everyone pays more attention, including taking their own notes. It’s a win win!
EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE CUSTOMER.
One older gentleman, probably 80 or 90 years old listened carefully and intently. But his face was very stern and disapproving. Afraid that I had insulted him, I asked “Have I said something wrong? Are my notes totally unreadable?”
He then looked me straight in the eye, and said “I don't have to take the notes to a pharmacist. I’m a retired pharmacist”… and at that, he grinned, from ear to ear. He got me. He had me hook line and sinker.