Recently in a 3 store …

The following conversation took place in a 3 store in East Ham on 5 November 2008, while I was buying a mobile broadband dongle.

me:
Does this dongle also work with Linux?
sales girl:
Linux? Is that a special programme?
me:
No, it’s an operating system.
sales girl:

(blank stare)
me:
… like Windows or Mac OS.
sales girl:
Oh, like HP or Dell!?
me:
Ehm, no. Like Windows XP — only different …
sales girl:
(turns to a senior sales man)
Does this work with Windows Linux?
sales man:
(uncertain, at least he seems to have heard of it)
Linux is a very heavy programme …
(indicating the sheer vastness of it with his hands: about one metre)
sales man:
Could be … If it doesn’t work with Linux, install Windows XP.
me:

(unbelieving blank stare)
sales man:
It only costs about 50 pounds …

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6 Responses to “Recently in a 3 store …”

  1. foosel says:

    Ouch. Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch. Ouch!

  2. Carlo says:

    It’s ages since I dont go to a “real” shop. Why? Because I don’t want to listen to those kind of dialogues anymore! :)

  3. Jesus says:

    ermmm lol again :D

    I think i will become a fan of this blog…

    By the way, did u buy it? why not?? :D

  4. Jesus says:

    wait, did u install win xp!??!?! :P

  5. selfthinker says:

    Yes, I bought the dongle and it *did* work with Linux. :) (But I had to tweak my EeePC, for which I bought it, a little.)

  6. Jesus says:

    lucky you :D

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