I don’t know about you, but I clearly have a printer that rolls with the dark side. I have never had much luck with printers but this one is the worst piece of junk to ever grace my wannabe printer stand. It won’t scan, won’t make copies, won’t print wireless, won’t print plugged in (at least not when you want it to) or any other general functions of a decent printer. I know what you’re thinking but no, it isn’t operator error. My husband can’t get the thing to work either and he is the technically savvy one. Out of 6 computers in our home, it will only recognize 2 and that is on a good day. We have to reinstall the software on those 2 computers often. It won’t do wireless so you have to plug in. The first 2 or 3 times you hit print it won’t do anything. So, we do the classic dumb human thing and keep hitting print several more times expecting a different result. Finally, 1 copy will print (maybe). Sometimes it will give up mid-job for no apparent reason. In the middle of the night when everyone is sleeping but me it will start printing out those other 20 copies of that last document. Sometimes it will bust something out from a few months ago or even something I have never seen before in my life. It laughs and mocks me almost daily. Maybe he is angry that I won’t get him a real printer stand or he’s pissed that I let dust collect on him. But, if he (yes, it’s male for sure) would work properly, I might take him out to play more often. I’d like to drop kick him and haul him to the dumpster but I am afraid he might come back to haunt me. Thank goodness my printing needs are few and far between these days.
Technology hates me. It attacks me every chance it gets. I was sitting here on the couch yesterday, minding my own business and the printer suddenly starts printing out stuff and spitting it all over the floor. What’s it printing? Oh you know, that document I tried to print months ago. I guess the waiting time is a bit longer than I expected. And, no matter how many times I press that red X, it won’t STOP printing. There goes all of my ink and paper. This printer is supposed to scan stuff too. Let me tell you this, it doesn’t. I gave up trying. It just made me want to kick and punch it right in the paper tray.
My laptop is out to get me too. It is completely possessed. Some days, the screen just turns blue and it refuses to turn off or come back on. I throw it a lot, probably doesn’t help. The latest trick it pulls is just turning the Wifi off. It never happens when I’m browsing Facebook or playing games, only when I am doing something important. I yell at it a lot, probably doesn’t help. Hey, if that piece of crap was nice to me, I might be nice to it too. Until then, the war is on.
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