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Desktop tech is upgrading users to new laptops and transfers this user's data to a new machine, reports a pilot fish on the scene.

"He leaves the old laptop, which is three years old, with her in case there are files she forgot to request be moved," fish says.

"Two weeks later, the tech calls to make arrangements to pick up the laptop.

"She tells him that she donated it to her favorite charity.

"He asks why, and she says that since he left it with her, she thought he wanted her to take care of disposal."

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