Monday, March 29, 2010

Oops

Today Clint swung by my work after school was over to fix my broken printer (which turned out to have a metal clip from a pen jammed inside of it). I was in a meeting with my "buddy teacher" in a different classroom when he arrived on campus, so I just gave him my classroom keys, and he went to work on my printer.

After about 15 minutes, Clint came back into the room where I was having my meeting, and he told me that we might need to run to the computer lab really quick. I asked him, "Why?" He explained to me that once he pulled out the jammed metal clip, he created a quick word document to test the printer out and make sure it was working properly. Here's an approximate version of the document he created:

Mrs. P has a great body
Mrs. P has a great body
Mrs. P has a great body
Mrs. P has a great body
I say "approximate version," because the real version actually continues that phrase about twenty more times, but instead of saying "Mrs. P.," it actually uses my full last name. He did this as a joke just to test out the printer and make me laugh. And I did get a good laugh out of it, until I realized that he had mentioned something about running to the computer lab.

"So why do we need to run to the computer lab again?" I asked him.

That's when he told me that my laptop automatically sent the word document to the last printer I used, which was the wireless printer in our computer lab. So, to make a long story short, a document with the phrase "Mrs. P has a great body" (repeated over and OVER again) was now sitting in our school's computer lab!  You know, the lab that STUDENTS use?

We never were able to retrieve that document. Since it was after 4:00, the computer lab was already closed and locked for the evening. So it's still sitting there, waiting to be found. I'm thinking maybe I can get a janitor to let me in tomorrow morning before anyone sees it?* I don't know. If not, our computer lab teacher, Mr. C., is going to have an interesting message waiting for him tomorrow morning.
*Follow-Up:  I did NOT make it to the computer lab in time to retrieve the document, and it was read by the computer lab teacher and one other teacher on campus before making its way back to me.  The former of the two was NOT amused, but the latter was in hysterics.