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2012-05-03 11:39:04 AM  

notalwaysright: Why would you hand over your phone without logging out of facebook? Do people really think the people fixing the phone aren't going to snoop?
I have no sympathy for this guy, especially after his tarnished comment


If the item breaks while you are logged in, you may not have the opportunity to log out of FB.
The mouthbreathers at BB may have just enough brainpower to get it back to a semirunning state. And then proceed to display their idiocy like this.

Dick move, Geek Squad dude.
If it were I, there would be a long, loud yelling match between myself and the manager, right in the front of the store.

(but then, it wouldn't be me, because I have never taken anything back to WorstBuy with any sort of personal data on it)
 
2012-05-03 11:39:32 AM  

Roook: Best Buy employees are awful. RIP Circuit City.


This. Oh God this.

I have said this for years. Best Buys Sucks.
The people who work there suck.
Shopping there sucks. They suck., They suck. they suck.

Do you work for best buys? Yea. You suck.

/suck. suck. suck.
//suck it!

///suck!!
 
2012-05-03 11:39:49 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Well, not every Best Buy employee has the vast experience and intensive, hands-on training of a Geek Squad member. This guy's mistake was probably leaving his phone in the hands of a regular Best Buy employee, and some of those guys aren't supremely well qualified. It's like the bin Laden raid, really -- Obama could have assembled a strike team from regular Army members, and possibly 2 in 4 of them would have been really able to carry out the mission. Maybe 3 in 4. By choosing SEALs, though, it's pretty much 4 in 4. Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.


This should really be in Comic Sans. Some people actually took you seriously.
 
2012-05-03 11:40:14 AM  

Cythraul: Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.

adamgreeney: I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.

Yeah, there are worse things in the world to have people assume about your character other than being gay. I was a bit insulted by that remark, but not surprised. For many men, nothing is considered a worse insult than to be thought of as less than a man, which is what people think of homosexuality.


Yeah, I gotta agree with these. Who gives a shiat if you have to tell people you are or are not gay? The only person it might possibly be relevant to is your wife/girlfriend and I'm sure she'd get a kick out of what happened. Then there was stupidity with this part:

"has subsequently had to tell people he hasn't seen in years that he is not in fact gay."

Who gives a shiat about people you have not seen in years? Just because an internet site you post stuff to categorizes those people as "friends" does not actually make them so. If you have not seen them in years, they are just random people you used to know.

Oh boo farking hoo, the trauma of having to tell people years ago you were not gay because if you were gay, you might be extremely humiliated in front of people you no longer see. This guy's a dick.
 
2012-05-03 11:41:45 AM  

Cythraul: Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.

adamgreeney: I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.

Yeah, there are worse things in the world to have people assume about your character other than being gay. I was a bit insulted by that remark, but not surprised. For many men, nothing is considered a worse insult than to be thought of as less than a man, which is what people think of homosexuality.


This. His statement wasn't very PC, but in case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people who genuinely don't like homosexuals. As misplaced as that view is, it is still prevalent and can hurt a reputation.

Personally, I don't think his rep was hurt at all. He's only saying words required for a successful defamation suit.
 
2012-05-03 11:42:00 AM  
A similar prank (coming out of the closet post on FB) happened to a friend of mine a while back....after he had used another friend's computer to access Facebook and was still logged in.

/Nobody believed it.
//But it was still fun to post below it.
 
2012-05-03 11:42:07 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Well, not every Best Buy employee has the vast experience and intensive, hands-on training of a Geek Squad member. This guy's mistake was probably leaving his phone in the hands of a regular Best Buy employee, and some of those guys aren't supremely well qualified. It's like the bin Laden raid, really -- Obama could have assembled a strike team from regular Army members, and possibly 2 in 4 of them would have been really able to carry out the mission. Maybe 3 in 4. By choosing SEALs, though, it's pretty much 4 in 4. Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.


img.photobucket.com

/Oblig?
 
2012-05-03 11:42:20 AM  
FTA: "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

"Not that there's anything wrong with that" he quickly added.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-05-03 11:42:38 AM  
FTFA: "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

Yes, he now needs to change his FB status back to "closeted gay"

Also, how many of his friends, or his mom, called him and said, yes, we knew all along you were and glad you've finally embraced your true identity.
 
2012-05-03 11:43:19 AM  

Salmon: Might as well just start being gay now.


25.media.tumblr.com

You better gay or I'll make you gay!
 
2012-05-03 11:43:23 AM  

bottsicus: xanadian: The lesson: never leave your computer/smartphone/whatever the fark you use to surf the Web logged in.

My buddies and I have had ongoing facebook via smartphone wars for about 3 years now. Its amazing how long it took us all to figure out that if we don't want something ridiculous popping up on FB, we need to password protect our phones...


My 19 yr old son left his fb logged in on my computer once and i put a message on his status about coming out and thanking all his friends and family for being supportive. Everyone thought it was funny, he went along with the joke for about an hour or so, then he deleted it. His male friends were razzing him in jest, his female friends were all set to throw him a unicorns and rainbows party. He didn't sue me and he's still quite sure of his manliness.

Well, those could have been his thong underwear beside his bed, but they looked too small for him. Pretty sure the box of tampons on his dresser weren't his, either.
 
2012-05-03 11:44:03 AM  

imontheinternet: [www.bestofvegas.com image 324x250]

NTTAWWT


Crap. Was scrolling through the thread quickly and missed this.
 
2012-05-03 11:44:07 AM  

Roook: Best Buy employees are awful. RIP Circuit City.


CC was no better, especially after they fired all the semi-good people, and then hired some of them back at entry level pay.
 
2012-05-03 11:44:18 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Cythraul: Pocket Ninja: Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.

You have that much faith in Geek Squad? All my IT friends tell me they suck, hard core.

In keeping with the theme of this thread, I feel obliged to say that you have been Trollololol-ed. You probably won't be the last, this thread quite literally has TROLL written all over it.


Pocket Ninja never trolls. He is always deadly serious.
 
2012-05-03 11:44:54 AM  
If I was still responsible for hiring employees [1], I would immediately pass on any Applicant who had a Facebook account.

Don' need no juvenile numbed-skulls, of which a Facebook account is clear evidence.


[1] Thank God I finally got back to ranching and raising beef. Birthing, cow/calf pairs, branding, blizzards, droughts, the GD federal gummint, roundup, transport, auctions and slaughter are a helluva lot easier than dealing with employees.
 
2012-05-03 11:45:08 AM  
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2012-05-03 08:42:46 AM

Well, not every Best Buy employee has the vast experience and intensive, hands-on training of a Geek Squad member. This guy's mistake was probably leaving his phone in the hands of a regular Best Buy employee, and some of those guys aren't supremely well qualified. It's like the bin Laden raid, really -- Obama could have assembled a strike team from regular Army members, and possibly 2 in 4 of them would have been really able to carry out the mission. Maybe 3 in 4. By choosing SEALs, though, it's pretty much 4 in 4. Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.




You have utterly destroyed my spleen, monitor and keyboard.
 
2012-05-03 11:45:40 AM  

JackieRabbit: If people want to believe I'm gay, what do I care?


I get hit on by gay guys ALL THE FRIGGING TIME. I get hit on by gay guys even when I'm out on a date with my girlfriend. The first couple of times it confused me. The next few times it bothered me, a little. I decided a long time ago, though, that I could either try and figure out why I set off gay guys gaydar, or I could just decide that gay guys tend to have good taste, and take it as a compliment. Gay catnip is better than being gay repellant, I guess.
 
2012-05-03 11:45:41 AM  
The Geek Squad IS the SEALs of Best Buy...which just demonstrates how low the standards are for the rest of the staff.
 
2012-05-03 11:46:02 AM  

quickdraw: If he was smart


You lost me right there.
 
2012-05-03 11:46:29 AM  

Cythraul: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Cythraul: Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.

adamgreeney: I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.

Yeah, there are worse things in the world to have people assume about your character other than being gay. I was a bit insulted by that remark, but not surprised. For many men, nothing is considered a worse insult than to be thought of as less than a man, which is what people think of homosexuality.

To be fair, he's not homosexual. He now has to explain that to everybody that wants to make a big deal out of it, and since something like that is an inherently private matter to begin with unless you choose to make it public it's easy to see how he could think those things.

What?

To say to the world after people think you may be gay when you're not, "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," is being a prick. His 'reputation has been tarnished,' by people thinking he might be gay? Fark off, man.



So, it's horrible to out a gay man who doesn't want to be outed, but a straight man who's been outed should just take it in stride?

"My reputation has been tarnished" was not the best way to put it, but the bottom line is people are going to be talking shiat about him behind his back and he's going to experience to the same social awkwardness a gay man who has been unwillingly outed is trying to avoid.

It's not shameful to be gay, but we all know that it unfairly comes with a farkload of social baggage that a straight guy doesn't want to deal with any more than a gay guy does.

It's no different than if it was a woman and someone posted "I sleep with a different man every night." There's nothing wrong with that if you want to do it, but it's going to cause people to talk shiat about you, and most people don't relish the thought of people talking shiat about them... no matter how wrong (morally or factually) the people talking shiat about them are.
 
2012-05-03 11:46:35 AM  

What a Best Buy employee might look like:

www.blogseitb.com
 
2012-05-03 11:47:04 AM  

adamgreeney: Cythraul: FTA: "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

Gee, thanks. I guess I should go kill myself now.

I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.


You know, the guy could be saying his reputation for telling the truth. He has an ex-spouse who no doubt was thinking she'd been duped, family who wondered why he didn't believe in their love and acceptance enough to tell them the truth.

Or, it could be what you're thinking.
 
2012-05-03 11:48:15 AM  
"It just left a bad taste in my mouth"

LOLOLOLOLOLO
 
2012-05-03 11:48:51 AM  
At least it wasn't on Twitter.

OK, gay is coming out.
 
2012-05-03 11:49:08 AM  
"The phone just started ringing constantly after that, from ex-spouse to friends," Dewberry told the Denver news station, adding that he has subsequently had to tell people he hasn't seen in years that he is not in fact gay.

"I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.



Oh, man the fark up, sissy and quit with the "tarnished" your reputation garbage. He only said gay, not a bad person like a nazi or child molester or something.

If this happened to me I'd have been glad that when I left myself open to an invasion of privacy that the worst that happened was someone pranked me, and I'd actually think it was funny. Because the confusion it would sow among my family and friends WOULD be goddamn funny, and requires only an in kind explanation to the contrary like:

"I'm not gay, that was the guy at Best Buy pranking me. Repeat - despite what my unholy love of Hello Kitty might suggest I am still not gay, and am still happily married to my wife."
 
2012-05-03 11:49:31 AM  

Mr Guy: JackieRabbit: If people want to believe I'm gay, what do I care?

I get hit on by gay guys ALL THE FRIGGING TIME. I get hit on by gay guys even when I'm out on a date with my girlfriend. The first couple of times it confused me. The next few times it bothered me, a little. I decided a long time ago, though, that I could either try and figure out why I set off gay guys gaydar, or I could just decide that gay guys tend to have good taste, and take it as a compliment. Gay catnip is better than being gay repellant, I guess.


You sound interesting. Hmmm.
 
2012-05-03 11:49:37 AM  

beefoe: FTFA: "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

Yes, he now needs to change his FB status back to "closeted gay"

Also, how many of his friends, or his mom, called him and said, yes, we knew all along you were and glad you've finally embraced your true identity.


He must be borderline..
If everybody believes it there must be a reason...
A person comfortable in thier own skin could careless...
My friends and family would find it hysterical...

"Best Buy Sucks"
 
2012-05-03 11:50:00 AM  

SCDA Inc: He didn't sue me



But there's a world of difference between a friend of family member doing it and a supposed "professional" doing it at a business.
 
2012-05-03 11:50:54 AM  
I know that this is pretty lame on the part of the Best Buy employee, but does this really need to national news?

Stuff like this happened all the time at my undergrad college. Someone would use one of the Mac computers in the lab, "close" the browser (thinking they had logged out), and then someone would mess with their account and send an email to the campus from their account saying something dumb.

People learned not stay logged in at public terminals, or give devices to friends while they were still logged in to networks.

//difference between blaming the victim and telling people to take simple steps to protect their accounts
 
2012-05-03 11:52:12 AM  

Cythraul: Pocket Ninja: Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.

You have that much faith in Geek Squad? All my IT friends tell me they suck, hard core.


You know how I know you have not been on FARK very long?
 
2012-05-03 11:52:19 AM  
And for those who don't get it, the victim is full of shiat, he's just setting up for a defamation lawsuit.
 
2012-05-03 11:53:38 AM  
Not that I have much to hide anyway. But just the same, I wouldn't let someone get ahold of my HD out of my PC. Why would you let some have your phone which may have just as much sensitive data as a PC.
I see all these adverts to donate your old phone. Foget that.
 
2012-05-03 11:53:41 AM  
"I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

Wow. fark that guy.
 
2012-05-03 11:54:05 AM  
I've always thought that it would be so easy to do this whenever I go into a crowded Apple store and see sooo many people logged in to Facebook and Twitter and Gmail on the public computers. I'm sure many of them are not careful to make sure they are logged out and their passwords aren't stored.

Not that I would. But yeah.
 
2012-05-03 11:54:13 AM  
Best Buy sucks. and remember, NOBODY Beats the Wiz!!
 
2012-05-03 11:54:53 AM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Roook: Best Buy employees are awful. RIP Circuit City.

CC was no better, especially after they fired all the semi-good people, and then hired some of them back at entry level pay.


This. Circuit City was just utter crap, which is why most of their customers went running into the arms of Best Buy. Fry's, for all of it's problems, is the best of the whole bunch simply because it actually has items I need in stock when no one else does. For example, I couldn't find a VGA adapter to hook an Xbox 360 up to a projector anywhere else, not even the damn Microsoft Store. Now THAT is what I go to an electronics superstore for.
 
2012-05-03 11:55:32 AM  
I think Best Buy should do the honorable thing, and put up the following picture and description in every store:

static8.businessinsider.com
This guy? Totally not gay.
He is, however, a Rich Dewberry
 
2012-05-03 11:56:09 AM  
Guy probably deserved it by being a dick to the kid. The kid was probably sick of the shiat job at BB. Don't piss of the people that make your food or fix your gadgets people. They are one insult away from saying fark this job and fark the shiatty customers too.
 
M-G
2012-05-03 11:56:22 AM  

Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.


Yeah, it seems like it. He may be complete bigot. But it may simply be the sad truth, as being gay is still seen as something terrible by a significant portion of the population.
 
2012-05-03 11:56:27 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Geek Squad are the SEALs of Best Buy.


So if the Geek Squad are the SEALs of crappy big-box shops, who are the Green Berets? Home Depot Contractors?
 
2012-05-03 11:56:40 AM  

dls: Oblig


I need to rewatch that movie.
 
2012-05-03 11:56:42 AM  

technicolor-misfit: Cythraul: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Cythraul: Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.

adamgreeney: I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.

Yeah, there are worse things in the world to have people assume about your character other than being gay. I was a bit insulted by that remark, but not surprised. For many men, nothing is considered a worse insult than to be thought of as less than a man, which is what people think of homosexuality.

To be fair, he's not homosexual. He now has to explain that to everybody that wants to make a big deal out of it, and since something like that is an inherently private matter to begin with unless you choose to make it public it's easy to see how he could think those things.

What?

To say to the world after people think you may be gay when you're not, "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," is being a prick. His 'reputation has been tarnished,' by people thinking he might be gay? Fark off, man.


So, it's horrible to out a gay man who doesn't want to be outed, but a straight man who's been outed should just take it in stride?

"My reputation has been tarnished" was not the best way to put it, but the bottom line is people are going to be talking shiat about him behind his back and he's going to experience to the same social awkwardness a gay man who has been unwillingly outed is trying to avoid.

It's not shameful to be gay, but we all know that it unfairly comes with a farkload of social baggage that a straight guy doesn't want to deal with any more than a gay guy does.

It's no different than if it was a woman and someone posted "I sleep with a different man every night." There's nothing wrong with that if you want to do it, but it's going to cause people to talk shiat about you, and most people don't relish the thought of people talking shiat about them... no matter how wrong (morally or factually) the people t ...


Yeah. I've got to agree with you. It wouldn't bother ME that much, but it does go both ways. If he's bothered by it, he's got every right to be.
 
2012-05-03 11:57:06 AM  
Same thing happened to me when I forgot to lock my computer, my co-workers updated my fb status with:
I've decided to play for the other team, if you know what I mean...

Hilarity ensued

/didn't sue
 
2012-05-03 11:58:41 AM  
His reputation was "not gay" so i mean, in that sense, yes, tarnished.


Rich Dewberry: Not Gay
 
2012-05-03 12:00:00 PM  

Cythraul: Hardly trolled, since I have no passionate stance on this issue. I just thought it weird that it seemed he had a high opinion of Geek Squad. I wondered if he knew something I didn't.


Well, for one thing, he knows how to create and recognize satire. You should practice by watching several hours of Stephen Colbert. Then, perhaps, you will be able to comprehend the beauty that is Pocket Ninja.
 
2012-05-03 12:00:25 PM  
cdn.damnyouautocorrect.com
 
2012-05-03 12:01:50 PM  
The real insult here is not being thought of as gay, but being thought of as the kind of person who is compelled to post his sexual orientation on Facebook.
 
2012-05-03 12:02:35 PM  
FTFA: "I feel I've been humiliated, you know, I mean, my reputation has been tarnished," he said.

What an asshole. And a homophobe. I wouldn't have worried about it. Once ran into an old high school friend in another city and we decided to have a couple of drinks and catch up. He asked me if I had a partner. I didn't know what he was talking about and he had told me that there'd been a rumor for years in my hometown that I had come out as gay. I just laughed. I told him I wasn't gay and asked him if it would make a difference if I were. He said he'd be pissed and would want to know who had started the rumor. I told him I couldn't care less. If people want to believe I'm gay, what do I care?


Then why did you laugh as you denied it? Do you think being gay is funny? Did you think it was a ridiculous question, because obviously you're straight? Why would it be obvious that you're straight?

I don't see what the big deal is about this guy denying he is gay if in fact he is not. Or even if he is, and he just doesn't want to be out. It's not homophobic or hateful...he's just proud of who he is (unless he's not) and probably was facing a bunch of family and friends who were angry at him for keeping a secret of such magnitude from them. Maybe his family and friends (to include a heterosexual life partner, perhaps?) were confused and angry, and perhaps they felt betrayed and lied to when this appeared on his FB.

But it is his own damn fault for exchanging an old phone without first uninstalling all his 3rd-party apps and factory-resetting the phone.
 
2012-05-03 12:02:41 PM  

Cythraul: Grables'Daughter: Yeah, I read that and thought it was a pretty shiatty thing for him to say.

adamgreeney: I felt bad for him until that line. now I think he deserved it.

Yeah, there are worse things in the world to have people assume about your character other than being gay. I was a bit insulted by that remark, but not surprised. For many men, nothing is considered a worse insult than to be thought of as less than a man, which is what people think of homosexuality.


At any rate, he has to say that - at this point, his narrative needs to be that he has been harmed, in order that he may extract a little justice from Best Buy's hide.
It's unfortunate, but it's a f**ked up world.
 
2012-05-03 12:02:42 PM  

notalwaysright: Do people really think the people fixing the phone aren't going to snoop?


I thought repair guys are required to snoop. Consider all of the Heroes who have outed pedophiles based on what they find while fixing the hardware.

// I would like to see the large stash of non kiddie pics and vids that repair shops think its is fun to offload from machines under repair.
 
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