Back in the day I worked at a small computer company as a network consultant. I would go to a small business, look at their setup, and suggest what they needed. When I wasn’t out on calls and just on the sales floor I would often times have to check in people bringing their computers for repair.
During this time Windows really was into personalization of your desktop and people had discovered how to change their background picture to whatever they want. Most of the repair stations lined the sales floor as an outer barrier, depending on the station and the position within the station the computer’s screen could be clearly seen. When people brought in their computers and looked at the setup you could sometimes see them become overly nervous. This is where the fun began, because these people usually had porn as their desktop background and were very nervous that a multitude of people would be stumbling across it.
While watching them hem and haw, debating if they should say something or not, was enjoyable my absolute favorite were the people that we were going to look at their system right away. They would always be grateful that they didn’t have to drop it off and leave it but that gratitude quickly turned to apologies when we set their computer up and came across some disgusting act that you’ve only heard rumors about. Often times they would try and block the view of the monitor from public view or would offer up the idea of us changing the background for them.
These moments were gold. GOLD JERRY, GOLD! However the only thing that could possibly top those is the unsuspecting spouse/parent that brought the computer in and had no idea what was on there. The look of mortification as they discover junior or their significant other were into some freaky ass shit was something that you couldn’t top.
The lesson here is either learning to fix your own computer or keep your porn off your desktop because at some point someone you don’t want seeing it will.
What was the weirdest desktop picture you ever had?