Parsippany, NJ - If you're a small business owner living in northern New Jersey and have ever required technical support, there's a good chance that you have come across Mr. James Childress. James is a longtime Customer Service Representative at Parsippany's "Technically Speaking," a boutique computer repair and data recovery company. However, Mr. Childress feels that his title deserves some updating, to better reflect his status as resident comedian.
Childress, 43, states "Yea I mean maybe they could call me Chief Comedic Officer or something. I'm always cracking jokes with customers and my coworkers, you know, just trying to keep the place laughing and upbeat. Whether it's around the water cooler, in the break room, or sometimes a wacky email-forward, I enjoy pushing the envelope at the office."
Some of his more noteworthy musings include responding to customers complaints of a computer virus with the canned response of "Well, that bytes!" Also, the ever popular, "TBIM" an acronym reserved for his coworkers that represents, "Too Bad It's Monday".
"Yea, I'm pretty much the go-to-guy for office hijinks around here. Just ask anyone. In fact, ask Jerry, the custodian. Is he here? Guys is Jerry in today?" Childress asked, before trailing off.
While he does enjoy his technological based profession, he often dreams about taking his comedy to a larger audience. In fact, he knows exactly where he wants to go, "Late Show, With David Letterman".
"Yea, obviously that is the dream. I mean The Office was the most watched show on TV and I'm basically an exact replica of the character Michael Scott. The character, not the actor. I actually don't care for Steve Carell. But I still think that was a pretty good show. I bet more people watched The office than Letterman, so it just makes sense for them too, ratings wise, ya know?"
Mr. Childress was forced to abruptly end the interview when his services were needed to assist an elderly man with software installation. However, not before joking, "I'll show you a few websites that will turn that software into hardware."