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That printer is sticking out its tongue; mocking me.
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm rating: 14
Isn’t that a copier?
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm rating: 2
“It’s a printer! It’s a copier! It’s a printer-copier!”
(sung to the tune of the Pillow Pet jingle).
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm rating: 17
Great, now I get to wonder WTF a Pillow Pet is.
(Or I could google it. But that would take minimal effort. And be less conducive to whining.)
Feb 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm rating: 10
We have that exact model at work – it’s both. And a fax and scanner, too.
Feb 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm rating: 6
I have a pillow pet. It’s an alligator. It is the best napping pillow ever.
Feb 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm rating: 2
If it’s like the ones I’ve worked with, it is a fabulous copier and can also be hooked up to a computer.
Like Jorge said…and now I have the Pillow Pet slogan stuck in my head. Must…get…it…out… ::beats head against Buzzy Bee Pillow Pet::
Feb 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm rating: 0
For FerD and others who have not already had their sanity compromised by the Pillow Pet marketing campaign, I offer you the following:
(SPOILER ALERT: possibly the most annoying jingle ever)
Feb 9, 2012 at 8:46 am rating: 0
I got tone, but I got no toner.
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm rating: 16
Don’t use that toner voice with me!
Feb 9, 2012 at 11:25 am rating: 7
I must know what the “splash” printer is? If it splashes toner around, I can guess why it is rarely used.
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm rating: 12
I recognise this printer!
SPLASH stands for “Student Personal Learning and Study Hub” at our university. A million times less exciting than it sounds.
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm rating: 13
That would explain why it has toner–because the undergraduates never use it.
Feb 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm rating: 5
I want to find the person who made these and give them a high five. That is one entertaining series of notes.
Feb 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm rating: 16
I wonder why it’s out of toner.
Feb 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm rating: 11
We are Procrasti-Nation.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Feb 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm rating: 35
I don’t understand why they didn’t just refill the toner cartridge, rather than using their time to create rather amusing jokes.
Just sayin’. Not hatin’.
Feb 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm rating: 3
Well… if you understood, you’d understand.
Feb 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm rating: 17
From what I understand about toner and printers, there’s usually only ONE person EVAR in the whole building/campus/complex who A) knows where the toner is and B) knows how to change the toner without breaking the machine. That IS if the toner shipment even came in.
Feb 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm rating: 41
Not going to lie. I’ve probably been shown how to change the toner about 10 times. But I wasn’t really paying attention any of those times.
Feb 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm rating: 14
As anyone who has a home printer knows, laser toner is expensive. So that’s why there’s only one person who knows where the toner treasure chest is located. And this elusive individual was taught by the Xerox / Cannon / HP whisperer how to change the toner.
Feb 9, 2012 at 2:43 am rating: 5
Because 1) the toner is locked up, if it is even stocked. 2) the person with the key DOES NOT ALLOW “just anyone” to change the toner because of the mess a few have created. 3) the person with the key isn’t in today or is out to lunch.
Feb 9, 2012 at 7:11 am rating: 6
I am the ONLY person allowed to change toner in our office. I have this prestigious honor because when there’s not a designated person, we run out. Someone will put in the last toner and not mention it or bother to reorder. No one notices until that one is empty and we have to wait for an overnight shipment to arrive from HP. After paying a couple hundred bucks at The UPS Store, management put the iron foot down. It’s a heavy burden I bear, but I know it’s for the greater good. Some revere me, others loathe me, but at the end of the day, they can all thank me as they gaze upon the walls of fantasy football flyers and color photos of their pets and families they were able to produce because of my diligence.
Feb 9, 2012 at 8:43 am rating: 41
hmm, wonder if anyone tried shaking the toner…
Feb 9, 2012 at 12:17 am rating: 6
I’d also like to point out that there is another identical printer two steps to the left of this one. The printers round here come in pairs – stops ‘em getting lonely like the poor old SPLASH one.
Feb 9, 2012 at 10:58 am rating: 5
Oh, you’re duplicating your effort! That’s tuition money well spent.
Feb 9, 2012 at 11:30 am rating: 4
We shall speak Anon
A broken piece of office equipment? In Houston? There’s only one answer to that problem:
Feb 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm rating: 1
Our toner supplier won’t let us have backup toner cartridges on hand, because the tsunami that hit Japan is still having an effect on the toner market.
Feb 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm rating: 1
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