8 different ways to please your technician

A little while ago I was asked by a teacher to take a look at his home system. It needed a new hard drive, and so I told him which part to order, fitted it, reinstalled Windows, and copied his data across from what was left of the old drive.

At the time the teacher asked me what he could get me by way of thanks. “Chocolate,” I replied. What kind, he asked. “Without nuts.”

I found these in my pigeon hole today. Perhaps I should have given him a little more direction?


To his credit, none of these contains nuts!

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7 responses to “8 different ways to please your technician”

  1. p858snake says :

    But in theory don’t they all contain nuts since that is what coca is made from *runs and hide*

  2. Anonymous says :

    Wow. You luck, lucky person.
    Will you be sharing with LadiesMan? Or with OverShare?

  3. Giles says :

    The correct response is always “Booze” and when (if) asked “What kind?” you need to reply “All”. That way you are sometimes treated to a couple of bottles of something tasty in your pigeon hole. It always makes me very happy when I think I have a bottle of wine and it’s actually dark rum. I love dark rum.

  4. AngryTechnician says :

    Nature lesson time!

    @p858snake: In your haste to flee you’ve unfortunately confused nuts with seeds. A nut is something that is both the fruit and seed from a plant; cocoa beans are the seed of the cacao tree and are extracted from the fruit pod they grow in.

    Also, I know it was a typo, but ‘coca’ is the plant that cocaine is made from!

    There will be no sharing. AngryTechnician rarely shares his chocolate. In fairness I would not expect them to share with me if I hadn’t done any of the work…

  5. Ellira says :

    AngryTechnician is a man, and doesn’t share chocolate? Womankind does not look kindly upon those sorts!

    Why does no one ever ask me what they can get me as a thank you? :( I want heaps of chocolate.

  6. AngryTechnician says :

    I’ll be honest – if one of my Favourites happens to drop in I will probably offer her some.

  7. Ste says :

    heh, reminds me of back in sixth form,

    the school deployed Novell netware, but forgot the lock the local system down, and give the localuser admin privs >.< (but slightly locked it down, reg hacks to remove the control panel and run etc..)

    showed them what i could do, and alas in return i got a bag of chocolate which rivals your own pile :p

    needless to say i did that several times :p

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