Punk Rock Parents: A Silent War

Friday, May 25, 2007

A Silent War

There is a silent war going on in my office. No one talks about it, or even admits it but it is definitely going on. It is a power struggle

and we are all determined to win. It is a battle over refilling the copy machine with paper. As of right now it has been over a week with the "Tray 4 Empty" flashing on the screen. And we all see it, and we all know its there, and we all know that all we need to do is put in 3 packages of paper to make it go away, but that would be surrendering and losing power. Each tray is slowing starting to empty and soon the entire machine will be out of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. It is going to come down to who will need to make a copy when that happens. Because only then will we will be forced to surrender the power and refill the machine.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:26 PM

    ha! that reminds me of a printer story....j says that at school students have to bring their own paper and as soon as they see some sucker put paper in the printer they all rush the printer with print jobs. needless to say it's tough to print at school!