The advice has been building up inside of me for far too long! It’s as though I’m about to give birth to multiples, and the babies are representative of my ideas. And with every push, out pops another idea. Too much? Too visual? Took it too far? I figured as much…but such is life—That. Is. A. Fact. Folks.
And as brilliant and thought provoking as Asian Wells’ and Master Shang’s posts are, they are lacking that little “Something” every now and then….a Lady’s perspective. THUS, here I am
(side note: I love using transition words such as HENCE, THUS, THEREFORE, and INDUBITABLY—yes, I know the last one was not a transition, but it is very fun to say).
Ah, but what to talk about first? A rhetorical question, because the answer has already been formulated in my mind. THUS, allowing you as a reader to feel a sense of relief. Afterall, who wants to feel pressured to come up with a topic? Again, rhetorical. The topic today…..drum roll please (shift to drummer)—— Technology.
Recently, I’ve been quite annoyed with technology. So, I’ll be the first to say it…printers SUCK! All I want to do is print a simple one-sided, 1 inch margin, 12pt., Times New Roman font sheet of information. The printer cords are plugged into both the computer and wall. The green light at the bottom of the desktop is on, and as I glide my mouse over the printer icon, the pop up reads “Connected.” Naturally, I click FILE > PRINT > OK. But nooooooo….printer doesn’t want to print. Printer wants to tell me to replace its toner cartridge. So, I being a kind and friendly user of technology, willingly replace printer’s toner cartridge. I click FILE > PRINT > OK for the second time. What does printer do? Printer tells me it needs to be realigned. A little shaken by this new response, I nonetheless give into printer’s needs. THUS, I realign printer and try a third time. Third time is a charm right? Just when it appears printer is working, the paper gets jammed. I yank out the paper, which makes a horrible noise (at which point I think to myself: “probably misaligned printer again”), and I for the fourth time click FILE > PRINT > OK. Listen closely readers, because this is the turning point. Somehow printer channels Satan and all things evil, not an exaggeration either, and decides it wants to stop working all together. He/she (I won’t be sexist, but we all know it’s a “she”) even has the audacity to shine its red blinking button at me! I hate buttons…especially red blinking ones.
End Point: I
hate loathe printer. You’re probably thinking, “Oh my, this girl is a tad dramatic.” Honestly, I don’t think. If anyone is being dramatic, it’s printer, because printer does everything but print!
A friend of mine told me not to long ago to be kind to technology, and it in turn will be kind to you. At this point I just don’t know, because I’ve tried being nice. I even give printer the occasionally rub down with a Clorox wipe so it can sparkle in the sunlight. However, it continues to mock me. Perhaps, I’ll kick printer, crumple all its paper, and start using generic toner/ink….maybe then printer will print :)
Peace and Blessings,