It really sucks when your printer malfunctions
In the world of computers and computer ephemera, printers can be of the most frustrating to deal with. In the often long process of creating documents and finalizing them, printing is the last step. That step defines the experience as a whole. If the printer works, it's been a great day and the job has been completed. If the printer doesn't work correctly, the day can instantly turn from satisfying to sucks.
Truly, life sucks when your printer stops working. The momentary elation of anticipating having completed your task suddenly drains out of you. You immediately become nothing more than a damp rag, immersed in a pool of frustration. You also have the potential of becoming a very angry, raging, lunatic. Your voice gets higher and squeakier as you question your printer's sudden lack of allegiance to you.
You may even try cajoling and pleading with it, offering empty promises of more dusting and vacuuming. You will unplug and replug all the cables. You'll insert the start-up disc and fruitlessly reboot your system. You'll squirm in your seat or you might light some candles and possibly assume a Zen position and pray.
You might be tempted to caress it softly, cooing, requesting cooperation, appealing to its sense of loyalty. Do not, I repeat, do not, subject yourself to such tactics. Your printer does not understand you. It has a totally different sense of values and will simply ignore you until you finally break down and unplug it and toss it.
Author- Jess, San Jose