Do you remember when Ikea first showed up on our shores? I do. We actually thought it was a pretty cool store until the first time we took one of their products home and realized we had to assemble it ourselves. Somehow, it never looked as good as the display model and it never lined up even. Maybe it’s me?
I asked Ray the other day to help me install my new all-in-one printer, scanner, copier, back massager, cappuccino-maker. Here’s our conversation:
Bruce: Hey, Ray, I finally got a new all-in-one printer/scanner thing like you asked so I can scan those cartoons my son is doing for BTT. But, I’m confused about how to install it.
Ray: Just follow the instructions. It’s pretty simple. You’ve got a Mac now so it shouldn’t be hard.
Bruce: It says it’s wireless but there’s a cord. I’m not sure where it goes?
Ray: Is it a USB cable?
Bruce: A what?
Ray: You know, those cables with rectangular silver plugs that go in the side of your laptop.
Bruce: I’m not sure which side is which?
Ray: The long flat side goes into your computer.
Bruce: Ahhh, I got it… Now it says something about not finding the printer on my screen!
Ray: Did you plug the power cord into the wall? Did you turn the switch on?
Bruce: Ohhhh… Okay, but I don’t get why I need this USB thing as it’s supposed to be wireless?
Ray: How about if we start reading that instruction booklet again, from page one…