Hello everyone on this fine day which is also the last day of July. Because it’s the last day of the month I thought maybe something a bit humorous would be nice for today. I plan on doing this probably once a week, to pick out something from my notes on humorous things that have happened to me and share them with you. Speaking of humorous, Sugar was around this morning. That’s a skunk. If you don’t know what a skunk is, you are fortunate indeed. The worst smelling animal that there is.
Speaking of phones. It’s getting late, so off to bed I go. I lie down. Within 5 minutes the phone rings. Okay, beeps. I answer the phone. That annoying noise again which nearly takes my ears off. This happens quite frequently at times. Sounds like a trumpet with a sore throat. Very loud. I hang up and get back to bed. Within 5 minutes the phone beeps. I answer the phone. Nothing this time. Not a sound. This also happens frequently. I hang up and wait a bit. Nothing happens, so after 15 minutes I go back to bed. Within 5 minutes the phone beeps. I answer. Nothing again. This time I go look out the window to see if anyone is watching. I mean, 3 times in a row. That is quite a coincidence.
Phones can be annoying. The phone number was blocked, so call display was useless. Other things can be annoying too. I am coming out the door at the store. Automatic door. It closes before I get through the door. The people ahead of me didn’t have that trouble. It didn’t want to open again either. Store employee had to help. Amazing really. My friend unlocked his car door one day so I could get in. Just as I grab the door handle it locked again. Never did that before, he said. Naturally.
Then there is my printer. It argues with me. I go to print something. It says the paper tray is empty. It is not. I rearrange the paper. Hit print. It says the paper tray is empty. No, it is not, I tell the printer. I again rearrange the paper. Hit print. It says the paper tray is empty. At this point I’m bouncing on my chair and banging my head on the desk. And I’m ready to throw the printer out the window! So what to do now? What any sane person would have done before this, I turn off the printer and go do something else.
Other times it is half finished printing a page. It stops. Says printing is finished. Kicks out paper. That is a bit annoying. Try again. Gets nearly done. Stops. Says printing is finished and kicks out paper. That is very annoying now. Try again. I guess I like being annoyed. It says paper tray is empty. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! Another time, after hitting print, I wait. Nothing happens. Then it says printing is finished. Crazy machine. Try again. It says printing is finished. I try again. Honestly, I really must like being annoyed. I wait. It starts up. Amazing. Doesn’t print though. Just kicks out paper. Fast. So it flies on the floor. Then it does it again. And again. Paper flying everywhere. I try to stop it. Can’t. I try to catch the paper. Only succeed in crumpling it. One piece hit me on the nose. Paper cut. Touch my nose. I’m bleeding. Naturally. Then I touch the paper. Now I have blood on the paper.
Another time it decided to take all the paper at once, 20 sheets of paper. It jammed. Naturally. It tells me the paper jammed. No kidding. I think I noticed that already. You’re only supposed to take one piece of paper at a time. Now I’m talking to a machine. What a time I had getting that paper out of there. Every last piece was ripped and crumpled. I now have a new printer. No more problems I say to myself. First time I use it my computer says, the printer does not exist. I turn it off and go do something else.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed today’s look at some things that happen to me. Looking back at it I can laugh quite a bit, even if at the time it was a bit annoying. I hope you have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.