Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I'm Hating Wednesday

How is it only Wednesday? I feel like this is the 9th day of the week. Buuut my birthday is in 7 days =)

I had a tiny mental breakdown on Monday. It was one of those days where every little thing went wrong and even fluffy clouds were making me angry.

First of all, my printer ran out of ink in the middle of putting together a final project. No big deal. I went to Staples to get a refill. Guess how much that jank cost? $89. SERIOUSLY? Come on, America. It's 2011. Can't we figure out a way to make something as menial as INK affordable? But I needed it, so I bought it.

This picture is misleading. It does not, in fact, come with black ink.

I get home, install the new cartridge and then try to print off some pages. PRINTER IS OUT OF INK error message. I try again. And again. DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE OUT OF INK, I JUST REPLACED YOUR STUPID INK! So I run the diagnostic and apparently the color cartridge I bought doesn't come with black ink. Wait, so I paid $90 and you don't even come with black? The most BASIC and widely used color? THAT MAKES SENSE.

At this point, I'm furious. During my first trip to Staples I battled some horrific traffic, because not only was it the start of rush hour, but Asheville has some major construction happening on that side of town. My gas tank was on empty from my weekend trip to Aiken, and I was just not a happy camper.

So I went BACK to Staples, coasting as much as possible on empty. I found the black ink I needed for an additional $15. From now on I'm going to fill my printer with berries and make my own damn ink.

So my Monday evening sucked. I didn't even go running because I'm lazy. I bought beef jerky instead.
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6 comments

  1. Awwww, sorry you had such trouble! I HATE buying ink. I always think I know which one I want...only to come home and find that it was the wrong one. So annoying. That ink is SO expensive wow!!!! And to not even have black ink is unheard of. I hope you have a better day today! xo

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  2. I HATE when that happens, totally understand you. aand OMG thats ridic price for those inks :o

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  3. Ugh! That is reals annoying! I hate paying a ton of money for stuff like that! We go to a little "Ink and Toner Refill" place instead of a Staples and an XL black or color cartridge for $8! You should try and find one of those places. The ones around here are usually in strip malls and run by foreign people!

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  4. Oh...fighting with technology can be a horrible battle for sure! You do bring up an interesting point...I would like to know why ink is so expensive too!

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