Every so often, we all encounter things that are simply unexplainable.
I’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 it’s my turn! 😉
Allow me to explain . . .
Don’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 it’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, I’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 – they want you to buy more ink.
“Have it ready!” 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, I’m smart enough to know that “empty” could be far from empty, so you’ll never find me changing that cartridge before the print becomes too light to read. No, Ma’am.
But, here’s the thing. It has been months now, and I’ve been printing like I’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?!?)
I’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. 😉
They say that truth is stranger than fiction.
Whoever “they” are, I believe they may be right!
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