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 walla… the document is magically sent to the printer 🖨 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 me…
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. Hmm… it still says I’m out of ink. Fine, let’s look at that ink again.
Really it was more like….
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 like…
Ughhhhhhhhhh… 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 nothing…
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! 👍 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.’”Deuteronomy 20:4
Have a great weekend. Hopefully you don’t have to print anything. God Bless. ❤
(Title photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user tookapic)