Reply to post: Whoops whats happened to the coffee machine.

Remembering Y2K call-outs and the joy of the hourly contractor rate


Whoops whats happened to the coffee machine.

When working in a large multi national IT company, we had tested all of our products, and had a team on site over the new year. Besides the odd customer application problem there were no major problem - except for the coffee machines - they refused to vend. This was cured by someone one phoning home, and having their coffee machine brought in ( illegally because the power cord had not been checked by the on site electrician). Of course having had lots of caffeinated coffee's people could not sleep.

I flew to the US on Jan 1st to provide on site support for one of our worried customers. The biggest problem there was caused by people firing their guns (with bullets) into the air at midnight. Of course what goes up - must come down, and there was a spate of head wounds in the local hospital!

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