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When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

(OP)
I suspect that when they were writing-up the workorder for this job, no one could imagine how it might be misinterpreted:



Original news article

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

Even then, they couldn't consistently spell.

RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

who says that's the company's fault? Maybe that's how it was ordered.

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RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

I recall seeing pictures of a sign somewhere in the UK, which was in English and Welsh, the Welsh translated as "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."

RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

There is a thread on this site somewhere about the language problems and the Daily Telegraph photo galleries have a long running sequence of them.
Both client and supplier are at fault.

At college one of our lecturers ordered some oxy helium mix to demonstrate something or other (and sang "On the Good Ship Lollypop" in an affecting Shirley Temple type voice surprising in such a large bearded man).
His mistake was to order a 20% oxygen 80% helium mix.
The supplier didn't query it and billed him accordingly.
This was a very large bill because the standard heliox mix is 21% Oxygen and 79% helium. One cylinder special mix was thus very expensive.
It wouldn't have hurt for someone to make a phone call and ask "do you really want this special and expensive mix or do you want a cheap standard mix?"

JMW
www.ViscoAnalyser.com

RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

A professor of statsistics at Brigham Young University wanted to order some dice for his class, so he submitted the PO requesting 12 pair of dice.
Purchasing department retrurned the PO with the note "We do not order dice as they are used for ganbling and that is against school policy."
So the professor rewrote the PO and ordered 12 pair of random sampling cubes.
He had them a week later.

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RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

It is rare that I actually laugh out loud, but this time I did.

RE: When getting exactly what you asked for was not really what you wanted...

Today a co-worker told be about a new casting they recently got (probably from China) that had in raised letters "FOUNDRY SYMBOL HERE"

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