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Thanks Ever SO Much Oprah!!!

I'd like to send a great big THANK YOU to Oprah Winfrey for putting that link to a free KFC coupon on her website.  It's just wonderful that we have 4 out of 5 printers aren't working, but 75,000 people are lining up to print their 4 coupons apiece!!

Seriously, if I have just one more person complaining about the fact that they can't print their KFC coupon, I think I'm gonna scream!!

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ysathora
May. 6th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
You know, if anyone in this country could successfully start a revolution, it would be Oprah. People will do or believe anything if it's on "Oprah."

This also reminds me of the video I saw recently where people were flipping out because a Popeye's ran out of chicken due to a popular promotion and had to close.
redcardhooligan
May. 6th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yes. The coupon mongers are killing me by inches today. And its not just the patrons. Mention free food to some of my co-workers and they turn into mindless zombies. And the hoarding. Good god the free food hoarding is getting ridiculous.
silveradept
May. 6th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen that hit us yet, but now we know to be on guard against it.
languor
May. 6th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I've been hearing about printing disasters regarding KFC coupons for HOURS now back in the tech department. I've been wondering what the big fuss is about. :O
ginnyland
May. 6th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
The worst part of it is you need a Coupon Printer installed to print the barcode...which we don't. And we don't have admin codes to install. And IT has disappeared. >.<

edinuk
May. 7th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
we had that problem, too. no downloading of software! you'd think we were telling people we'd run over their cat. it's chicken, people! damn you, oprah!
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imnotyourmama
May. 6th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Even Better...all 5 of our public printers are dead now!!
nm
pcdoc
May. 6th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I think Oprah should be sent a bill for repairs, ink and paper costs.
grumpytech
May. 6th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Reminds me...
...of the ice cream coupon one of my coworkers wanted to print:

http://grumpytech.livejournal.com/3763.html

Who. Bloody. Cares???
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halfway_back
May. 6th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Why is she pushing KFC? Has it stopped being a heart attack in a bucket?
spike7q
May. 6th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that too...
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ordinaryfool
May. 6th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I was at Goodwill today and overheard a woman telling the cashier about it. "You think I have a computer?" asks the cashier. So then the customer is like, "Oh, well, you could just go to the library then, and print them off."

Made me so glad I wasn't there today. I can only imagine.
lizzybees
May. 6th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
http://www.benedelman.org/news/082807-1.html

Have fun getting the program off your machines :(
riki_kiki_taco
May. 6th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Anything since 2007? Being an optimist here ;-)

~kiki
mycenaeth
May. 6th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ours won't let us install the coupon printer so all these people are out of luck. But yeah, 6 or 7 requests so far in the last week. =/
jklumpp
May. 6th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
I was just going to post on this myself. Bah!
On top of the fun, yesterday the coupons were PDF's, and could be printed out on our computers (or for that matter, on Mac's...)
Today, they are now this required software download. Which we do not allow on our computers. At all.
So it's a total no-go.
And we are also the city with the popeye's that did not participate in their promotion ast week.
torpedoed
May. 7th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
i'm not working the reference desk today, but a co-worker said that they haven't had anyone ask about the kfc thing. i printed the coupons last night from a work computer and it worked but it won't work on the student computers anyway, since it requires an installation of that coupon program.
michelleh324
May. 7th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
I know!!!
jen_unstuck
May. 7th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Actually, almost as much fun, were the ones who couldn't print their coupon (because they weren't able to download the coupon printer software on our computers) and just printed the page 'about' the coupon and figured that would suffice.

Hee. :)
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