March 19th, 2004

mr. robin

(no subject)

So I have this Stormwater Report, and I need to make 22 copies of it for submission to the Planning Board. I do this by scanning the document into our Ricoh, and then I can print out as many copies as I want, double-sided and such.

It's a 64-page report. Two of the pages near the end are written on graph paper, which is thin and flimsy. The first time I try to scan it through, the copier jams on the second of these pages, so I pull the paper out, put it back into the pile, and continue scanning. Then I realize I've forgotten a few pages, so I have to do the whole thing over anyway. I do, and it gets stuck at the same place again. But I'm pulling the page out, and replacing it in the stack, so it seems like everything should be kosher. But of course it's not, and when I print out a copy of the report, it's missing the second graph paper page.

Okay, fine, I will relent. I make copies of just those two pages, put the copies into the report where they belong, and scan the thing for the third time. I go to my desk, and when I come back, it's gotten a jam again -- at the same exact page. Even though it's the exact same kind of paper as the other 62 pages.

How did it know??

I called it a piece of shit a bunch of times. This time the scan seems to have worked.

Don't even get me STARTED on how top-to-top secretly means top-to-bottom in Ricohland.