Digital Cameras and Scuba divers...

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  1. Xmetal

    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    Today at the office I had the pleasure of working in Customer Service, I was busy re-stickering Xbox games when a young gentleman came in with a Canon Powershot S80 and sets it on the counter claiming it isn't working, I ask when it stopped working and he replies by saying it was working until sometime on Saturday afternoon. I pick up the camera and notice that the camera has left a single drop of water on the counter (I say nothing to the customer knowing that the warranty has already left the building...) I notice that the camera smells like a mixture of sea water and something else I can't describe.
    I then see that the customer has a waterproof housing which I ask if I can inspect it...all the seals were fine. :???:

    Still baffled I ask the customer what he was doing with the camera when it stopped working:

    "I was scuba diving" How deep? "10 metres" (housing is rated to 140m)

    I continue on by asking what happened when it stopped working:

    "I was photographing some fish and the batteries went flat so I changed the batteries."

    Did I just hear that right? I asked him again... Same answer.

    The manager was reading over my shoulder... I calmly asked him to take over while I go out the back for a minute, I promptly 'went missing' for 10mins *Queue hysterical laughing out the back in the warehouse by me*

    :biglaugh:


    Thank you Mr Scuba Diver for making my job the best one in the world. :mrgreen:
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OMG.... how idiotic.... im mean seriously.... still, good for a laugh eh :lol:
     
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    whahahaha, thats a terrific story...............some people eh :mrgreen:
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    Sometimes stupidity is unrealistic, but unfortunatly, never really surprising.

    Man, what a tool.
     
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    :lmao: :lol: :lmao: :lol: :lmao:

    :biglaugh:
     
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    Impressive.

    Rob
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :cokespit: :biglaugh:
     
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    haha thats awesome, he's lucky the thing didnt blow up in his face when he tried to turn it back on.
     
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    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    -- Albert Einstein



    :lol: great story man, i dont think i could have held up without laughing
     
  10. Xmetal

    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, working in retail leaves you open to a lot of dumb people - I think Bace can also vouch for this. :lol:

    The other one from a few days ago: "Does the SD Card get heavier as it fills up with pictures?"

    Unbelieveable.
     
  11. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Well does it???? heheheheheheheh :lol:
     
  12. Xmetal

    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    Can't pick the camera up after 100 shots, 512mb card holds around 200 shots. :lol:

    ;)
     

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