Why do people do this?



  • Me: Hey, SME. Do you have a sec? Got a question about a problem I'm having.
    SME: I can talk in about an hour.
    Me: Sure thing. Just call me when you're back. I'll let you know if I fixed it in the meantime.
    [15 minutes later]
    Me: Hey, SME. Nevermind about the problem. I've figured it out.
    SME: Oh, what was the problem?
    Me: [just gives a brief description of the problem and explains how I fixed it]
    SME: Oh yeah, you just have to do [same exact thing I just said did].
    Me: Yep, that's what I did.
    SME: I'll talk you through it when I get back.
    Me: No, I already did it.
    SME: Remember to do [other thing I also said I already did]
    Me: Yes, I did that. Like I said, the matter is resolved.
    SME: When I get back, we can figure this out together.
    Me: There's nothing left to do. It's done.
    SME: Actually, this sounds like an important matter. Let me take this lunch to go and I'll come back and walk you through it.
    Me: Not necessary! It's no longer a problem! Your assistance is no longer needed!
    [10 minutes later]
    SME: Hey, I'm back at my desk. Wanna show me the problem?

    For some reason this sort of conversation has happened with different people over the past few years.


  • Impossible Mission - B

    @The_Quiet_One said in Why do people do this?:

    SME

    Isn't that Captain Hook's lackey?


  • SockDev

    @masonwheeler said in Why do people do this?:

    @The_Quiet_One said in Why do people do this?:

    SME

    Isn't that Captain Hook's lackey?

    I think so, yes.

    maybe @The_Quiet_One should be talking to a Subject Matter Expert instead of a pirate?



  • @The_Quiet_One Sony Music Entertainment?


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