The other day I was troubleshooting a problem which required a TAP for proper visability.
When I commented that my TAP was in my car, the customer said, “no problem, we got one”. I had no idea what was coming up.
I thought it was odd that the tap was still in the box, so I assumed that they must have just purchased it. Then I noticed the packing slip’s date was 2005. Huh??!!! Ok, I’ll bite. I asked when it was purchased and they said, “Not sure, but I’ve been here 2 years and never had a chance to use it.” He then added, “ I was excited when you mentioned that we need a tap so you can show me how to use it”.
Before I go on, I think it is only fair to state that I’ve been at many places where equipment gets purchased and quickly becomes shelfware. This place is no different and should not reflect negatively upon those analysts who work there since they have other things to worry about.