I work for a cable company, and this is without a doubt the stupidest question a customer has ever called in with. It was during a blizzard, which had knocked out power in the many areas.

  • Customer: "Hi, my cable is out."
  • Me: "Ok, do you have power?"
  • Customer: "No, but my cable is out."
  • Me: "Well sir, if your power is out you wouldn't get cable."
  • Customer: "Why the hell not? What does my power have to do with cable?"
  • Me: "Well sir, without power you--"
  • Customer: "Look, just get my cable working. Send someone out."

Then he hung up, without so much as giving his name or address.