Here's a post from Troy, one of my IT people who had an experience with a rather idiotic co-worker, and I will attest to that (the idiocy, that is):
I am simply amazed at how stupid some people can be. I was approached by a co-worker; we’ll call him Junior, concerning an IT issue that we were having at work. We had a server go down and people were, for the most part, unable to do any work. Junior came up and asked me what was going on with one of our major programs, which was down due to the server issue. I informed him that it would be down for the remainder of the day. His response? “It can’t be!” Well yeah, it is, deal with it. I told him that I was sorry and that we couldn’t really do much to get it running today because it was a fairly major problem that we were dealing with. Junior then wanted to know what the problem was - like he would understand anything that was said about the issue. So I told him what the issue was and he gave me that “deer in the headlights” stare. He asked when it would be fixed and I told him that I wasn’t sure on the exact date and time, but that it wouldn’t be today. Period. He then asked if we were fixing it. No, we figured that we would just let it have problems and see if maybe it just needed the 3-day weekend to fix itself. Are you kidding me?! I told him that it was being fixed. A few minutes later he approached our head IT guy, Craig, who is fixing the issue. Junior walks up and asks Craig “What’s going on with this program?” Wait a second! Didn’t I just tell you that? So he is told the same thing by Craig that I just told him and as Junior leaves Craig’s office he comments “I’m glad that you know what you’re doing.” Yeah, thanks, I hate you too.