Last night I installed a chat client on my site in order to try and circumvent Eric's "corporate" firewall. It doesn't work all that well - it's buggy, error-prone, and right now registering a username is impossible - but it'll do in a pinch.
So I emailed my website host's tech support desk with the error message I was getting (it's related to mail quotas, somehow), and a few hours later, while Eric and I were chatting, we were graced with the presence of a visitor:
System: Guest_90724 joins the chat.
Me: this might be tech support
Guest_90724: yeah this is tech support
Me: were you not able to register either?
Guest_90724: I didnt try. I'm going to have one of our admins look at your alloted mail quota and see if it's broken
Me: ok, I've never had any sort of mail quota. I'm also not getting notifications when people comment on my site.
Me: which must be a related issue
Guest_90724: well usually there is a 1000 email limit so we are going to check if you have used that or if its broken
Me: 1000 per what? ever?
Eric: this month...
Guest_90724: should be per day, sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't reset
Me: Eric, this is your fault
Me: oh, then it's broken
Eric: 1000 per day??? Who all do you talk to???
Guest_90724: actually I'm looking at the logs here and it's definately Eric's fault
Guest_90724: actually I'm joking
Me: I love tech support guys
Guest_90724: we are going to look at this and get back to you
Me: great, thanks for your help
System: Guest_90724 leaves the chat.
Eric: that was cool
Eric: he blamed me...
Me: you got BURNED
And then later, Tech Support Guy comes back:
System: Guest_11081 joins the chat.
Eric: THIS KEYBOARD SUCKS MY ASS
Eric: uh oh
Me: you're a dork
Me: it must be tech support!
Me: back to burn you again, I hope
Guest_11081: ha, I thought about it.
Me: you're not in here, Eric
Me: but tech support guy is
Eric: yes I am
Me: I think this is a philosophical crisis for you
Eric: I'm heeeeere
Me: do you actually exist?
Eric: I do I do!
Me: I think Tech Support Guy will get this all ironed out
Me: all the bugginess in this chat client thingie
Eric: that's what they do
Me: I would test out the private message feature, but uh, your name isn't over there
Guest_11081: this site is slick, what's wrong with the chat?
Me: I don't know, that's your territory. I just installed it from your list of available toys.
Guest_11081: oh great.. this is ours? figures.
Me: oh, that gives me pause
Guest_11081: no no, I kid I kid
Me: tomorrow Tech Support Guy will be featured prominently on my site
Me: anonymously, of course
Eric: "Here's to you, Mister Chatroom tech-support fix-it guy"
Eric: "Real American Heroooooes"
Me: I just love how he totally burned you, Eric