The Incredible Everlasting Ink Cartridge

Every so often, we all encounter things that are simply unexplainable.

Iโ€™ll bet you can tell a tale or two about an experience you’ve had that left you scratching your head in wonder.

At this moment, it seems as if itโ€™s my turn! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Allow me to explain . . .

Donโ€™t you agree that the cost of printer ink is maddening?

Oh, I know you can have cartridges refilled more economically than buying new ones, and that itโ€™s friendlier for the the environment to do so. In fact, I have friends, who’ve installed systems where large bottles of ink continuously fill the cartridges on their printers. They save a fortune on color ink, in particular.

But, in this instance, Iโ€™m just talking about my little workhorse printer, the one I use to print pages and pages in black and white – daily!

Here’s where the “unexplainable” part comes in . . .
You see, many months ago, I bought and installed a new Black Ink cartridge. After what seemed like only several weeks, I got the message that the ink was getting low. Of course, you always get that message fairly quickly โ€“ they want you to buy more ink.

โ€œHave it ready!โ€ they insist.

Anyway, the little ink-status graphic showed my level as very low. Time passed and it began to show as almost empty, and then totally empty.

Well, Iโ€™m smart enough to know that โ€œemptyโ€ could be far from empty, so youโ€™ll never find me changing that cartridge before the print becomes too light to read. No, Ma’am.

But, hereโ€™s the thing. It has been months now, and I’ve been printing like Iโ€™m running a daily newspaper! Twenty page document? No problem – plenty of ink!!!

Seriously, I print a lot and that ink is as bright and crisp as ever. (Can someone please cue the theme song from the Twilight Zone?!?)

Iโ€™m actually beginning to wonder if I’m in some sort of a fairytale and a little elf is filling the ink while I sleep. ๐Ÿ˜‰

They say that truth is stranger than fiction.

Whoever “they” are, I believe they may be right!




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The Incredible Everlasting Ink Cartridge — 7 Comments

  1. When my cartridges get low I have to get them filled or they leave horrible marks down the side of the page. I don’t have an ink fairy either, I would settle for the house cleaning fairy because you have been keeping the ink fairy so busy that he doesn’t have time for my house and Carol is next in line anyway.

  2. Crystal, what a great little ink fairy you got there! I could’ve used him or maybe one of his close relatives last week when I had to buy both the black and color ink cartridges. But I did save $5 bucks for getting them in the “combo pack.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ The house cleaning fairy sounds wonderful! I know I’m still a newbie here to your blog, but can I be next in line for him? I’ve got so many projects just waiting to be completed….I promise to be good to him and when he’s done, I will try to send him on his way in one piece.

  3. Of course, Brenda ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’ve put your name on his schedule!!!
    He does have a mischievous side, though. Better keep an eye on him so he doesn’t try to skip the heavy chores!

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