Well, I guess it’s befitting this title that I was even spelling dufus wrong until I went searching for an online definition of the word and found out that it’s spelled doofus.
For those who may not be familiar with the word, a doofus is a slow witted person, a dimwit, a stupid incompetent person or a person lacking intelligence or common sense. Now normally, I am not quite this hard on myself. Actually, I am not being hard on myself at all right now, I am just laughing at the fact that I must have sounded really stupid I could have used that phone line for the past two months had I paid a bit more attention.
I called the telephone company because a jack on our second phone line wasn’t working. It was a line we haven’t used in a while because the phone connected to it had broken. A few months back we had replaced the phone with a *gasp* regular plug in type (not cordless) phone. It didn’t work.
It worked in another outlet, so I knew the phone was okay. I have been busy and haven’t had the time or patience to deal with the phone company. On Friday, I was tackling some procrastination stuff so I decided to call them. I called them and of course the first thing they ask is to try plugging the phone in again. I did while talking to him. I picked up the new phone and all of sudden I hear myself in echo.
Uhh, duuuhhh, the phone was working. I feigned surprise (instead of recognition that indeed I had been a doofus) and said “oh great it works now. The phone call to you was magic.” I wished him a good weekend and hung up. I was not about to explain to him where I had made the mistake, because I would then end up on some list tech people make of the stooopppiiid things their clients say.
So where had I gone wrong? I guess I had tried plugging it into the old internet ADSL line.
*Sigh* I am glad I have more bright days than doofus days.
So what doofusy things have you guys done? Go on, make me feel better.
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