Monday, November 28, 2005

Ben's law of printer behavior

Today I printed a short 1 page document (if you can call it that) from notepad. I walked over to the printer after a minute or two and found it saying: "Calibrating..." It then did so for approximately 5 minutes (which felt like 2 hours).

Excuse me? Do you really need to spend 5 minutes calibrating yourself to print a 1 page black and white document? That's a a rate of .2 pages per minutes.

Which brings us to Ben's law: the faster you need a document the longer the printer will "calibrate."

What laws have you discovered?



  1. Anonymous4:02 PM

    David's law of fast food: If your in a hurry and head to the drive through lane, you can be sure to wind up behind the van containing the family of 5, which can't make up there minds, don't actually get what they want, and argue with the teller for 15 minutes.

  2. Anonymous4:05 PM

    David's law of parking: Can't find a spot to save your life? It's guaranteed that as soon as you park in that spot 3 miles away (you know the spot that's litterally right next to the house you just left to drive to work), the spot next to building your walking to will open.