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I am the Geek Squad

This was so funny I just had to share it. First a little back story, for those not familiar with the Princess Bride. Miracle Max is a little old “wizard” type character played by Billy Cristal. Fezzik is a giant played by Andre the Giant. Fezzik and Inigo are knocking on Miracle Max’s door, but he isn’t interested in talking to them.

  • Miracle Max: Beat it or I’ll call the Brute Squad.
  • Fezzik: I’m on the Brute Squad.
  • Miracle Max: You are the Brute Squad.

Fast forward to modern day. My brother asked me to come troubleshoot some computer issues and let him know if he had everything he needed to setup a wireless network. I fixed the computer issue quickly. Then I looked at the hardware he purchased for the network and let him know it would work for a wireless network. He told his fiance that they had everything they needed for a wireless network. Here is the actual conversation that followed:

  • Fiance: So I guess we should call the Geek Squad and have them set it up.
  • My Brother: Jim is the geek squad.
  • Fiance: You’re on the Geek Squad?
  • Me: No, but I can get your wireless network setup.

I am not on the actual Best Buy Geek Squad, but “Geek squad” is a pretty generic term obviously. This conversation just reminded me so much of that scene from Princess Bride. Needless to say the wireless network was really easy and quick to get setup.