In my first job after uni, my email signature said journalist/editor, but really what I did was update a super basic template with new information that I got from calling a bunch of people and asking them “and where is your oil rig today, sir? still in the same place? excellent. and where will it be tomorrow?”…uhh anyway, the thing was that I then had to print this report thing out, shove it in an envelope and mail it out on a Friday afternoon. Every Friday afternoon the document would be ready and then I’d have to go to the printer and enter a magic formula that printed the front and back pages in colour, the rest in black and white, double-sided but not the first page, and stapled. And that was when I discovered that printers hate me. Seriously, they just hate me. I am forever getting paper jammed (and then my hand jammed as I try to pull out the paper) and weird error messages that no one knows what to do about, and close to 50% of my print jobs disappear in the ether.
So this, I thought, was particularly fitting for a Monday. Tell me in the comments below if printers hate you as well – I’d love to know that I’m not alone!