[StBernard] Mouse Balls And Mouse Ball Inspector

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Jun 18 09:30:33 EDT 2009

This is frickin hilarious!!!

Mouse Balls And Mouse Ball Inspector

I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face. This was a real memo
sent out by IBM to its employees in all seriousness. It went to all field
engineers about a computer peripheral problem. The author of this memo was
quite genuine. The engineers rolled on the floor! Especially note the last
couple of sentences.

"If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a
ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement
Units). Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, a replacement of
mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the
underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than
foreign balls.

Ball removal procedures differ depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse.
Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off method. Domestic balls are
replaced by using the twist off method. Mouse balls are not usually static
sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge.

Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately. It
is recommended that each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining
optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls should contact
the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary

Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an
unhappy customer."

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