In this day and age, modern conveniences have not necessarily given us more time. I find that there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to be done, so there are many evenings when I bring my work home with me. Because I need to review scripts, make online submissions, review contracts, re-review contracts, etc., I found it easier to have a second copier/printer in the house. It is located in the kitchen on the bottom of a side board.
There are times over the past few weeks when I’ve walked by the printer and noticed blank papers in the “out” tray – but I was unsure as to why they were there. I assumed that they were just extra papers from prior printings. I really didn’t think much of it.
This morning, the printer alerted me that it was out of toner. Impossible!! There was no way it could have been empty that quickly. I got on the phone with Staples, explained that they sold me a faulty toner, and that I needed them to ship me a new one. They apologized for the inconvenience and said they would send it out immediately.
However, this afternoon I turned the corner in the kitchen and discovered a very startled looking toddler who was hammering the “copy” button on the printer. He looked guilty, but still gave me a huge smile as if to say “You caught me, but isn’t this fun?!?!?!” Because the printer is as Garrett’s level, he’s been playing with it without my knowledge. He thinks it’s a toy!
On the one hand, he’s playing with things he should not be playing with. On the other hand, I’m getting a new toner for free!!