|How do you feel when friends or family ask for your help in solving domestic computer problems?
Depends what sort of thing they are asking about. Sometimes if i dont know the thing and I if dont get able to make them understand that how dont i relate to this problem to solve it, i dont like those situations.
i usually help them if i am not bussy.
I love to provide solution to their problems.
Most of them ask for the hardware problem for which I can try only for trial and error method.
Happy that they decided to ask before they deleted or broke something, that would have taken much time to fix. Unfortunately I am not very patient with computer challenged people, I mean it will not bite you, really.
I would feel proud when people approach me for my help
i feel proud when people approach me for problems... I my idle time i write articles in http://rahamatullah.blogspot.com
it was quite interesting before, now i just get bored.
sometimes I usually ask help for solving domestic computer problems
It depends on the friend or family member. Be a pig, not a hog.
It makes me feel somewhat important and I am almost always happy to be of assistance. Though, to be perfectly honest, I often get the feeling of showing some people this comic:
I expect my immediate family to be able to sort out the software issues for themselves.
As a small businessman I have three levels of fee and I apply them rigorously to relatives and friends alike. "Five Minute Jobs" (they never are by the way) and I expect beer in return. Anything more than 30 minutes and we're talking something in a bottle not a pint pulled in a pub. And for the SERIOUS stuff I'll do it for half what PC World would charge.
What's the longest time it ever took me to solve one of these ? well, my DENTIST had all his patient records on a SCSI hard drive that MIRACULOUSLY survived a fire that broke out in an adjoining building and spread to his practice. Several of the physical records were destroyed. DON'T mention the "b" word (backups). It took me THREE MONTHS to FIND a driver that would drive this disk properly in another PC so I could retrieve the data. Had I invoiced him the bill would have settled Nicaragua's National Debt.
As a man trained in Edinburgh of Scottish lineage I knew I could count on him to have a taste for "a drop of the good stuff" and he did not disappoint me. ALSO it is a racing certainty that as I still have MOSTLY my own teeth **ONE** Sunday morning I am going to wake up with raging toothache and WHEN THAT DAY ARRIVES I want his first thoughts on picking up my call to be "well he did rescue my patient records". And trust me THAT sort of goodwill that a dentist will open up the shop on a Sunday lunchtime to return a favour CANNOT be bought at any price.
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