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March 28th 2010

There is a fly in the soup

English version of "there is a fly in my soup", as it would happend in the pc world

(Only in English)

Waiter:What seems to be the problem?
Customer:There's a fly in my soup!
Waiter:Try the soup again, maybe the fly won't be there this time.
Customer:No, it's still there.
Waiter:Maybe it's the way you're using the soup; try eating it with a fork instead.
Customer:Even when I use the fork, the fly is still there.
Waiter:Maybe the soup is incompatible with the bowl; what kind of bowl are you using?
Customer:A SOUP bowl!
Waiter:Hmmm, that should work. Maybe it's a configuration problem; how was the bowl set up?
Customer:You brought it to me on a saucer; what has that to do with the fly in my soup?!
Waiter:There may be a 'get around' - have you tried eating the part of the soup in which the fly is not present?
Customer:No thanks. Im sorry, but this soup is completely unusable.
Waiter:Well, have you considered upgrading to the latest Soup of the Day?
Customer:You have more than one Soup of the Day each day?
Waiter:Yes, the Soup of the Day is changed every hour. We can download the latest version for you.
Customer:Well, what is the Soup of the Day now?
Waiter:The current Soup of the Day is tomato - it is just out of beta.
Customer:Fine. Bring me the tomato soup, and the bill. I'm running late now.
[waiter leaves and returns with another bowl of soup and the bill]
Waiter:Here you are, Sir. The soup and your bill.
Customer:This is potato soup.
Waiter:Yes, the tomato soup wasn't entirely ready - actually, to be honest it wasnt compatible with your current bowl. Given the time pressure I thought that youd prefer to go for the previous upgrade.
Customer:Well, I'm so hungry now, I'll eat anything.
[waiter leaves.]
Customer:Waiter! There's a bug in my soup!

The final bill:
Soup of the day:2.20
Soup upgrade:1.20 (special price for registered users)
Service charge:None, you just have to pay for the upgrade
Soup consumed:Zero
Tip left:Zero

This conversation was, allegedly, not overheard in a restaurant in the UK, but conceived by a software engineer at Cisco. It has been augmented, translated into UK English and edited.

(Source: Bloor Research, UK)


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