Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dumbass, party of one?

Let me tell you what I did yesterday.......

Without going into too much detail about what I do for a living, because no one really cares (hell, I don't care most of the time), I have a big machine that essentially develops metal plates for printing. This machine has to be turned on and properly warmed up for 25 minutes every morning (sounds like a girl I used to know) before any actual work can be done. Yesterday, I come in and go through the usual routine except there's no display on the control panel. Nothing. I can hear a fan running, so I know that it's trying to run, but it won't come on. So, I sit and curse at it for 2 hours until the techs come in and I can call them. At noon, a service guy shows up. Wonderful!!! About 45 minutes later, he had it running again. The problem? I must've hit the emergency stop button first thing in the morning, thereby killing all power to the machine. He reset the button and off we went. Oops.

3 comments:

Digital Fortress said...

Sometimes things like that can be a blessing in disguise...if your gear isn't working properly you can't work either. Unless you have to kill yourself later to catch-up.

Lioux said...

Hahaha.

This type of thing used to happen to me all the time @ Company, Inc.

I think I may be electronically challenged.

Ha Ha Sound said...

Yeah, I hate stuff like that. I once accidentally hit the "off" button on my modem, and then spent over an hour yelling at my cable service provider until I realized what I'd done.

Oooops.