Techy Fun: Why won’t the door work?


As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: Just Plain Dumb. Author: Dohpaz

Imagine the situation. You have just come in to a supermarket through the entrance and then realised that you don’t actually need anything. So you turn round and start to head out the Entrance – ignoring the “No entry/exit” signs. Suddenly a barrier closes in front of you and a recorded message says “Sorry, exit is not possible through this door. Please leave by the exit”.

Do you:
A) Leave by the exit
B) Try again.

Since A is the sensible option, we’ll ignore it and try B.

The barrier (which has no entry signs clearly labelled on it) closes again and the recorded message again says “Sorry, exit is not possible through this door. Please leave by the exit”.

Do you:
A) Leave by the exit
B) Try again.

Well, perhaps third time lucky. Let’s try again.

The barrier closes again and the recorded message again says “Sorry, exit is not possible through this door. Please leave by the exit”.

Do you:
A) Leave by the exit
B) Try something else

Let’s try something else. Let’s shout over to the cashiers (all who have at least 3 people waiting to be served) and ask “Why doesn’t this door work?” in a very loud voice.

The cashier replies “Sorry, you can’t exit through that door. Please leave by the exit”.

You leave via the exit.

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