Unfiltered Story #199929

, | Unfiltered | July 6, 2020

Our photocopier also does scanning to email/USB stick and printing. A reader has been scanning happily for a while but then comes over:

Reader: I just tried to scan something else and it won’t let me put in my email! It worked fine before.

I go over and realise she has the machine ready to do photocopying, not scanning.

Me: Oh, it’s ok. You just have it set to copy, not scan.

Reader: But, I want to copy! I mean scan! What’s the difference?

Me: [Pause] Well…photocopying involves paper. Scanning involves email?

Reader: Oh.

Me: Which do you want to do?

Reader: [Pause] Scanning. I want to scan.

Me: Right. Ok.