The Victory!

Today I had a fight with technology. It’s a fight I know well. We have a love hate relationship. Printers are so great when they print. When they are uncooperative, however, the hair pulling is inevitable. 

I was going to get my bloodwork done today. To be fair, I should have printed my lab requisition earlier. Yesterday probably would have been good. 

So I opened my email expecting smooth sailing. Open the document, hit print and wallaโ€ฆ the document is magically sent to the printer ๐Ÿ–จ and you’re ready to go. Not so when you’re out of ink. Okay, no problem. Let’s just quickly change the cartridge. No big deal, right? Let’s take a look at the printer and see what needs changing. Black. Okay. There we go.

Next the printer questions meโ€ฆ

Did you change the black cartridge? 

Yes I did. Thank you for asking. How dare you question me. Can you print this document now? Nothing happens. 

Okay, so I probably just need to cancel that print and start a new print, right? Nothing happens. 

Okay so let’s take a closer look. Hmmโ€ฆ it still says I’m out of ink. Fine, let’s look at that ink again. 

Really it was more likeโ€ฆ.

Ughhhhhhhh, technology hates me. Why can’t I touch technology without it giving me a problem? 

Alright, let’s see. What? Now it’s showing me that two other cartridges are out of ink. Fine, let’s change those too. What? You aren’t going to question me? But I changed two cartridges! No, no, no. Don’t tell me that the ink is still registering as low! Technology! 

Lets think about this. What if I change the last cartridge as well?

Seriously!!!!?????? You’re still not going to question me? Look, I changed all of the cartridges now. 

Okay, so it was more likeโ€ฆ 

Ughhhhhhhhhhโ€ฆ I’m never going to get to the lab today! Maybe I should pray about this. Okay Lord, I really need this printed. 

What am I going to do? Maybe I can trick it. Let’s clean the cartridges. Then it will see that the cartridges are clearly full and they have all been changed. Then it will agree that I’ve changed all of the cartridges. 

After the cartridges are cleaned I check the ink levels. Yes! I can’t believe that worked. Okay, let’s refresh that print. Still nothingโ€ฆ 

The laptop is still telling me that the ink is low. Next, I check my app to see if we’re going to make it to my lab appointment. I don’t think we are. I better just cancel it. 

What now? When all else fails do a reboot! Right! I can’t believe I remembered that. I never remember to do that. 

Finally the document starts to print while I’m rebooting. Just after I canceled my ‘save my spot in line’ at the lab. Guess we’ll try again tomorrow. 

Thank you Lord, that this document is printed! ๐Ÿ‘ What should we do next? That’s one battle down. How many more to go? 

“…for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.โ€™”

Deuteronomy 20:4

Have a great weekend. Hopefully you don’t have to print anything. God Bless. โค


(Title photo credit goes to user tookapic)

23 thoughts on “The Victory!

  1. This made me smile, you write so well. But I do completely understand the frustration with the printer. I too have a love hate relationship with tech.
    Have a wonderful weekend Tina ๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. Your post was great, I understand your frustration! Your humor and writing style always makes me smile. I love your stories! Have a happy and blessed weekend! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒบ


  3. Haha I can imagine your experience with the printer. It can be annoying. My mum always says “what doesn’t speak (an object) cannot be wiser than me an human”. (It’s a Nigerian proverb). Sometimes I want to tell her to tell that to a computer when is bent on not doing what I want it to do. Anyway I am glad you saw victory at last ๐Ÿ˜†

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  4. What I donโ€™t understand is how technology seems to โ€œknowโ€ when we are in a hurry. My lap top or printer rarely refuses to work on a lazy Saturday morning. Itโ€™s always when Iโ€™m pressed for time.

    Great story! Blessings.


  5. Loved your post my sweet daughter. I love the way you write ๐Ÿ™‚
    In my morning class I have an assistant. She is 22 years old. If I can’t figure out a program, I look at her and say, “Hey young person.” She laughs and helps me.


    1. Thanks dad. Awe, that’s really nice. Glad to hear that you are surrounded by people who will help with the pains of technology… and hair cutting! ๐Ÿ˜‰ God has provided.

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  6. Oh my Tina…..we have just too many things in common….
    First it was the cranberries
    …and now I know technology hates you too….
    We both write poetry
    And I’m pretty certain if I dig I’ll find a lot moreeeeee….

    Hugs and love to my cyber twin


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