This cartoon came about as a result of a joke conversation we had in the office today.
It having been way too early this morning when I logged in, I had forgotten to put some files onto one of our web servers (a routine job we do every day). The users spotted this and raised an enquiry about the missing files. We quickly copied them over and told the users to look again (note the subtle psychological hint here that, somehow, the users were mistaken - it's a VERY important weapon in the IT Support arsenal).
Lo, and behold, the files were there, but the users then wanted to know WHY they had not been there before (our Jedi mind-tricks were not so potent after all it seemed).
Now, seasoned IT professionals that we are, we did not want to admit to such a mundane thing as a case of numpty-itis, so we "forgot" to answer their email for a bit, hoping they'd get bored and drift away.
A bit later, one of the users, who clearly fancied himself as a bit of a techno whizz-kid, emailed in with this deathless theory: one of the files is bigger than the other two. Is it possible that the big one blocked the other two from copying across?
Anyway, I tried to get my boss to email the guy back with the explanation being touted in the cartoon below. Sadly, he refused, but we had a great laugh out of the idea.
Hope you did too!