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I’ve been meaning to put this out into the world for a long, long time, but ideally I wanted to send out an actual picture of it. Still, it just never seemed like a good idea to bring my camera to work and use it to take a picture of the display panel on our main printer (otherwise known as Darth Vader because it is black and flipping huge with multiple output trays and magical stapling abilities [come on, you know the suit had stapling capabilities]) which I am now intimately familiar with in that I have been unjamming the thing multiple times a day for about seven or so years now. I mean, how do you explain that to your co-workers? I need a picture of this grammatical atrocity because I don't think anyone will believe me...yeah, I'm going out to lunch now guys...bye!

{ahem} Due to an alert. The panel be illuminated.

For serious, guys, this is what the printer informs people pretty much all day long. It should drive me up the wall for many reasons, but instead it’s one of those things that right from the get-go I had to accept. There is nothing I can do, there is no tech support I can call which could possibly make the printer stop doing this.

Still, somewhere in the distant past, someone typed that out knowing that those words were going to be taunting office workers for decades to come.


Big plans for baking and getting the next interlude up before the weekend. Saturday is supposed to be nice so I’m contemplating finding something outdoorsy to do. Seriously, what is with the cold this year? I made myself stop wearing my winter coat this morning because otherwise I think I would have just kept doing it out of habit until roundabouts July. I’m blaming the cold for my desire to do nothing but hibernate the past month or so.

eta - sigh - I forgot the baking powder.

Date: 2013-03-27 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Egads. Reminds me of the sign that an admin put all over an empty cube. "Do not disgard items here." Makes me shudder every time I pass it. And yes, the sign was done on the computer.

Date: 2013-03-27 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I would have to actually print a corrected sign and replace it, or write in a little ^re in an attempt to make it a vaguely philosophical statement: Do not disregard items here.

Date: 2013-03-28 12:51 am (UTC)
ext_2496: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Ha! I misread it the first time as "Do not disregard items here" anyway!

Date: 2013-03-28 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This interpretation would be, to my mind, very Dr Who if it was turned around: Do disregard items here. Why, we ask ourselves, as we do a narrow-eyed double take over the shoulder for our closeup.

Date: 2013-03-27 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

That is hilarious. Darth Vader with a grammar issue.

Date: 2013-03-28 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK - your connecting the two is glorious. I'd put in the nickname for added comedic effect but hadn't actually thought of it in this way - love it! tsk tsk, DV, get a beta reader. :-)

Date: 2013-03-28 12:52 am (UTC)
ext_2496: (Geoffrey)
From: [identity profile]
Due to an alert. The panel be illuminated.
If you turn the period into a dash, you get poetry. It might be Dada, but I think it's poetry
Due to an alert
The panel be illuminated

I like that.

Date: 2013-03-28 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll roll with this, it will actually make me smile now when faced with the travesty of this string of words which neither makes sense nor accurately describes the state of anything (there is no alert, the panel is illuminated because the printer is doing its job - printing). :-)

Date: 2013-03-28 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Probably best not to mess with it. It might get worse: "Due to alert. Panel am illumanited"


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