If screaming doesn't fix it, try, try again

Pilot fish gets a call from the CEO -- who is not happy. "He was traveling and at a new sales office that was not open yet," says fish. "He called me screaming that the cable I had ordered for his new office printer did not fit either his laptop or the printer.

"His profanity flowed as he added that I was slowing down his whole work day because of this screwup on my part.

"I asked what was wrong. He said, 'On the laptop side I have a USB port and the cable you ordered is square. It doesn't fit!'

"I said, 'What happens if you use the other end of the cable?'

"'Huh, what?' (Long pause) *click*

"I didn't hear from him for the rest of the day."

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