I had a woman call me up. She was concerned that her daughter was posting pictures of herself naked on the internet. And she knew — knew! — that there must be a secret folder containing all her dirty pictures on that computer, somewhere! And she wanted me to find it.
Yes, you read that right. She had no idea how to look for these supposed pictures that may or may not even exist, and she wanted me to search for her. But she wanted me to do it blindfolded this way here if there were any pictures, I wouldn’t see them.
Yes, that makes about as much sense as it sounds.
I told her that it just didn’t work that way — there’s no way I’d be able to work if I can’t see what the hell I’m doing. I also tried to assure her that she could look directly over my shoulder the entire time and make sure that I didn’t leer at or download any of the pictures on the off chance that I did find something. Nope. I had to work blindfolded because she didn’t want some strange man looking at her daughter’s boobies (and yes, those were her words).
I told her that I would not be able to do that. Her response was “Well OK. I’ll just take it to Best Buy, then. At least they’ll be professionals about it”.
I always did wonder how that turned out.
Just in case that mom (or any others who have the same idea) are reading this – supporting links here, here and here. Sure, anyone can have weak morals, but blindly assuming “Best Buy will be professionals about it” is ridiculously naive. – Rob
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