Reply to post: Re: One, OK, hundred, I have my doubts

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

bpfh Silver badge

Re: One, OK, hundred, I have my doubts

Reminds me when my son was born in 2003, in France. We had to go get some paperwork from the town hall for a certificate of civil status. Normally, it's a plain operation, look up the name and birth details, Ctrl-P, 3 copies and buzz them out and off we go.

"Oh but we only have 2 people able to do this, one is off sick, and the other one... is a bit......"

and looks at us sideways....

"well, lets just say that she refuses to use these new-fangled "computers", and she cannot do that because we cannot buy the ribbons for her typewriter any more so she cannot type up the certificates any more. Can you come back in 2 days and the other civil officer should be back and she will print them out immediately..."

Some of them do walk among us...

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