#778 When someone unjams the photocopier for you

A spirally headacheA jammed photocopier is a terrible scene.

Yes, toner fumes fill the air, plastic doors are swung open, and crumpled papers lay wedged tightly in the Xerox machine’s Plinko board torso of hot springs and bright green clasps.

And there you stand at the scene of the crime in your pleated pants and button-down shirt. Yeah, I’m guessing the last thing you feel like doing right about now is dropping to your hands and knees and poking your fingers into a steaming engine of paper trays and twirly knobs.

That’s what makes it so great when a bugle blares softly the background and out pops the King Of The Office from around the cubicle wall. Yes, it’s Unjammer-Man, that young techie kid from the IT department who can de-clog the photocopier in no time flat and is happy to lend a hand.

Your lips curl into a big smile as you hug your expense report and watch him do the deed. Knobs are twiddled, clasps are fiddled, and soon the photocopier is humming like it’s a brand new day. Yes, now that someone’s unjammed the photocopier for you, you’re back in business, baby.

And you’re loving it.


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8 thoughts on “#778 When someone unjams the photocopier for you

  1. It’s true. It’s like the scene of a horrible accident. One by one, everyone gathers around trying this and that until people start hitting the machine. Then you know it’s time to call the IT dept.

  2. I’m usually the one who get the printer unjammed. Someone else jams it up and they are standing there opening up all the drawers trying to find the jam. I walk up and offer and helping hand and 9 times out of 10, they leave me there to figure it out myself.

  3. Oy, photocopiers sound like a real hassle. I’ve always wanted to try sticking my hand or my face on one, and photocopying my hand or my face. Or both at the same time.

  4. My classroom assistant was tops at this! She did all of my copying, but on those odd occasions when I ventured to make my own, I’d manage to encounter (note, NOT cause!) a clog. Always, my assistant came to the rescue like the coast guard to a sinking ship!

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