The Usual Suspects

If you’ve ever worked in customer support in the Information Technology arena, chances are you have your own list of usual suspects. There may be some overlap with my list, but there are probably other species of insignifici peoplus annoyus that have yet to be identified. Sound off below and let me know who yours are – maybe we could get a list of such nefarious beasties assembled for a potential PC Weenies cartoon poster? What say ye?


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  • eddieReply
    January 18, 2008 at 9:14 am

    you can definetly do one on “my kids did it” suspect. we get those all the time… but you look like you got most of the hard hitters, good comic today! later.


  • TheITGuyReply
    January 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    You forgot the “Do it yourselfer” – tries to fix a “problem” and ends up making everything worse. I got a few of those….

  • Chad SimmonsReply
    January 18, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Great comic!

  • krishnaReply
    January 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the ideas, ITGuy and eddie – I’m sure there will be an other installment of the Usual Suspects, and I’ll do my best to add both those types in.

  • DakineReply
    January 18, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    The person who wants to tell you everything wrong and how to fix it, because they have a friend, family member or neighbor who told them what must be the problem. (and usually that person can barely spell computer)

  • ryanReply
    January 19, 2008 at 10:25 am

    nice bro! Great toon. This toon is why I went into the design industry!

  • Andrew from VancouverReply
    January 20, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Tempus Fleetus – Always in a hurry, too busy to tell you what they were doing or what they think went wrong, but you have to fix It right now. Whatever It is. You know. It.

    Tempus Fugitus – Thinks a good time for you to guess the symptoms and fix the problem is… right after they leave for lunch. Or home. Yeah, that’s a good time for them. Is it a problem for you?

    Frequentus Flyerus – Just phoned 15 minutes ago, and now they’ve got a new problem.

    Printus Maximus – Thinks that the printer jam error isn’t there problem. So they print 20 more copies hoping to force the job through. Then calls for help because it’s taking forever to print that new report.

    This could be a long list…

  • AdamReply
    January 20, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Great comic! Trying to think of some of the people i’ve had to deal with on occasion. I once had a guy who was having problems with his computer locking up, and instead of bringing his tower he braught in his monitor.

    There’s always the classic pc tech who makes a house call just to find that the computer is somehow unplugged too.

    If i think of more i’ll post.

  • krishnaReply
    January 20, 2008 at 7:50 am

    hahaha! great ideas, guys! Andrew, I can totally visualize those ‘suspects’ in an up and coming toon.

  • RKReply
    July 31, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The Changeaphobe (Staticus-non-adapti)

    User: I want Office97 back!! Where’s the Print button? Where’s the Save button?? I can’t find anything!! All my documents are missing… oh, there they are. Why is the “recently used documents” all erased?!?

Tell me what you think!