My grandpa just gave me 100$ for fixing his TV:

-And here is you paycheck son...
-What? Noo, it was literally 2 minutes factory reset, I don't need this :D
-Oh come on. I'm not paying you because you because you pressed some buttons. I pay you, because you exactly knew which buttons to press. Now, take it!

Truly, the man of honor...

  • 61
    Why doesn't everyone think like that?
  • 50
    You get paid according to the value you create, not according to the effort you put in.

    (Of course this does not take a lot of factors into account like consumer surplus but whatever, not an economics forum)
  • 11
    Bless his wholesome heart
  • 8
    This makes me wonder how many hours he may have spent trying to make it works!!! jajajajaj after hours of burden and being rescue in 2 minutes xD!!!
  • 11
    Good on your grandpa.

    I once hat the opposite experience. An elderly neighbor had somehow broken her windows.

    Of course, also some passwords had been lost and stuff, in the end, I had to reinstall.

    She made it also super-urgent, like "I have to reply my doctor by tomorrow evening" and stuff.

    So I spent half the night fixing everything up, making sure everything was running as known, with old data preserved and what have you.

    When I returned here laptop the next day, she was like "Here's 20 bucks, but don't spend it all at once!"...
  • 24
    @mksana "broken her windows". I was like: "why would anyone deliberately break their windows?".
    Then I realized what windows you where referring to 🙈
  • 5
    @RememberMe Entire communist labor theory debunked in nothing more than two sentences.
  • 5
    Reminds me of the time I went to some random guy my mother promised I would visit to fix his computer, and I only looked sat there and they could not reproduce the problem. Still got paid 50 euros even though I did not ask for anything.
  • 0
    @mksana at least you got something in return ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
  • 2
    @TheLastGimbus he sounds like a great guy and that's a great view on the situation. The same happened with my gran. I'd travel for 3 each way to press a few buttons.

    I remember going to my CTO with the limits of a service he wanted me to use and his reply was "we get paid to *know* how to get around those limits". Knowledge is power and knowledge makes money.
  • 1
    Wholesome <3
  • 1
    My grandpa asked me the other day why his smartphone turns off every day at 10 pm. He said he tried for days to make it stay turned on. After being really upset he finally came upstairs and asked me. I knew Huawei had an battery saving option to auto-turn on/turn off your phone and i simply disabled it :D He was baffled
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