Please engage brain before printing
I get a call from one of the IT labs.
“I sent a document to print but it hasn’t come out yet.”
Sounds pretty unlikely to me, though not impossible.
“Which printer?” I ask.
“The black & white one in lab 2.”
I check the print queue. It’s empty. The printer is reporting ‘Ready’. I fire up our print reporting system and get him to tell me his username so I can check the logs of everything he’s printed.
“Was it a Word document?” I ask, merely confirming the answer I already have in front of me.
“Was it 14 pages?”
“You sent it to the printer in lab 4 by mistake.” It could be worse. At least he didn’t press print another 5 times before calling.
“Ah,” he replies, “shall I just send it again then?”
I close my eyes and pray that when I open them a new button will have appeared on my phone that allows me to send an electric shock to the caller on the other end.
My prayers go unanswered.
“Nooooo… you should go to lab 4 and collect the 14 pages you’ve just printed out.”
“Oh yeah,” he agrees, “good idea.”