Silly Friday

I love this forum and since finding it spend half my life on it. It is soo informative with wonderfully knowledgeable people who are generous with their time and compassion. We all have / have had a lot of woe over the years. So I had an idea.

Perhaps its just me, I am a bit nutty. But I thought it might be nice to share a bit silliness on a regular little thing called 'Silly Friday' . Sharing the daft things we do now and again or the daft thoughts that pop up.

I'll start off with, now this is the gods honest, I've just tried ringing for the take away on the TV remote ๐Ÿ˜‚. And my pointless question of the day is - why do printers do a little dance inside when you switch them on. Please no sensible technical answers to that one.

Love to hear yours ๐Ÿ‘

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  • Kitti, there's a little man inside the printer who pushes the ink cartridge back and forth, like the little man in the fridge who turns the light on when you open the door. You must have a particularly happy little man in your printer :D

  • I think he must by hyper too the way he runs about ! Our man in the fridge must be hypo, he only manages the light occasionally !๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I have a temperamental oven - needs to be blown on too light sometimes - have no idea why and have no idea why I thought that would work, it just does with BBQs lol!

    Anyway, your printer/tech query just reminded me of someone I used to be PA for many decades ago. He was swapped with our normal department director with a company we were merging with - to get the feel of each other type of thing. I used to have to print off his emails for him so he could read them but the most craziest thing he ever asked off me was to send a letter in an envelope through the fax machine. I assumed he wanted me to open the envelope and empty the contents to fax but he said no, it's confidential!!!! I literally was speechless for five mins :-)

    HE WAS DIRECTOR OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPT - (computer programming) - it became very clear why he was chosen to swap anyway lol!!!!

    I've no idea why printers do that - maybe a stretch like we do getting out of bed. My mum puts the remote in the fridge often :-)

  • Remote in the fridge ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds like my next step ! Now is that really mum or you lol ! Only kidding ๐Ÿ‘. Very very worrying who's running major companies. I'm bad but not that bad ๐Ÿ˜€

  • No ,my mum puts everything in the fridge - fags, keys, wallet - always the first place to check when she's lost something lol!

    Yes, i think he assumed tech had come so far that a fax machine must be like the machine in the willy wonka TV room and it's gets physically transported or something lol!

  • Oh no that's just reminded me of a Very embarrassing story involving a kettle Think I'll save it for tomorrow / next 'Silly Friday' ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Oh no, I'll be wondering what that this all week lol ;-) I'm trying to think of something sily I've done, but I'm having a brain block lol!

  • Oh okay, I just remembered something - My hair dryer conked out once and I looked down and saw the wire sticking out, logical brain thought ha - wire needs to be put back together and proceeded to do so. Practical brain didn't step in to remind me that I will also become part of the circuit unless I switch it off first which I am not designed for- very ouch :-)

  • Oh no Saggyuk that sounds very painful ! I can also see that in cartoon version with your eyes like saucers every hair on your head stood on end and you and the hair dryer shaking about as if you were at a rave lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ I told you im a bit nutty !

    I think around the time I was diagnosed so only young ( 18 ) I did the same with a plug. I thought I was being clever putting the plug on whatever it was. And thought I won't put the back on yet, I'll plug it in to check I've done it right ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ต and got thrown across the room Big Ouch !

  • Yes, I was around the same age - just before I got diagnosed too lol. I also got thrown across the room, I suppose it only takes the once to learn not to underestimate electric again lol!

  • Haha we have to use a lighter to light our oven ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I wish my little man would dance a little quicker, to be honest... I could, and on some occasions, actually have lost the will to live waiting for him to get his skates on, but then again it's an A3 printer so maybe that takes longer to prime up... ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • He must be hypo, looks at the distance and thinks I wish I was an a4 printer ๐Ÿ˜ด

  • It's a miracle, but I don't think I've done anything silly, recently...

  • Many years ago when I used to work in nearby shop I mostly walked to work every day, well this particular day I took the car cause it was raining so when I finished work I walked home and it wasn't till I got outside my house and panicked thinking someone has stolen my car that I remembered I had left it in the carpark at work.

  • Oh, I did the exact same thing some years ago! Parked the car outside the newsagents on my way home, came out of the shop, nose in my magazine, walked right past my car, round the corner and home. The next morning, when I saw my parking space empty...

    Fortunately, my son-in-law knew me very well, and talked me through my actions of the previous evening. Then took me round the corner... and there was my car! lol

  • Oh no Raventhorpe that's not good haha ! At least the car wasn't stolen ๐Ÿ‘I regularly come out of a supermarket and don't know where I've left it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mind if you think that's bad just wait for the kettle story ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Can't wait to hear your kettle story, this is such a good idea of yours,to cheer us all up.

  • They say laughter is the best medicine ๐Ÿ‘

  • Hehe it's always good to know your not the only crazy person on the world I'm lucky my next door neighbour is hypo like me she's helped me a fair bit our doctors are useless round here :)

  • Hmmm there's so many...

    Went to the hairdresser, a real effort as v bad back at the mo, thought great I'll do some essential shopping while there as haven't been able to get out for over a week plus I live in the middle of nowhere!

    Remembered shopping bags ๐Ÿ˜€Forgot my bag ๐Ÿ˜ฉ No money, credit cards...๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Idiot!

  • I was thinking what a silly thing to do in remembering our failings but spontaneous laughter after katepots went shopping with just the shopping bags!

  • I plugged in the printer to the computer and the computer said it did not recognise the printer. Now they had worked together for a couple of years, so there was no reason not to work. I decided to introduce the printer by saying to the computer "this is nice Mr Printer and he would like to be your friend", while patting the printer!

    It only worked! Printer sprang into life and computer sent the stuff down the wire. Slightly worrying!

    I once told a student that she had to squeeze the wire to send the information down to the computer as the wires get kinked. She believed me!

  • Think I may try that printer method ๐Ÿ‘ Recently got a wireless printer that works when it wants to with the laptop. You send printing, then half an hour later it decides to print it. But its not having any of it from my tablet. It says the app is installed but i can't find it, so perhaps if I did a formal introduction it would help ๐Ÿ‘

  • I know it's Saturday now, but I once tried to 'lock' my son, (yes you read that right, SON) by aiming my central locking key at him and pushing the button!

  • Wondered were that was going at first ! Lol Did it work ? ๐Ÿ‘

  • Unfortunately not!

  • Shame ๐Ÿ˜• worth a try though !

  • I think the printer is so happy that you have said hello, it gets all excited and starts dancing a jig! :-)

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