7 Great Moments In Operator Error

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Why operator error? I really couldn’t tell you. It’s simply the first thing that came to mind. Although I do think it is fitting because if your printer is telling you its mayonnaise is low, you’re either doing it wrong or your printer is Kirstie Alley — always printing outside the margins.

Despite coming up with a better name, here are 7 great moments in operator error.

  • Actually the octopus thing is just a reader error, not an operator error at all. Hong Kong uses a no-touch wireless card to pay for public transports (and a number of other things that you’d normally use small change for), and they call it an Octopus card. London has something similar with the Oyster card. Other cities have these systems too, these days, I hear.

  • Priss

    And the microwave is an old one. It’s a lock to keep little folks from microwaving the family cat. Locks all the buttons out.

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  • Steve W.

    I’m pretty sure the microwave is a child lock on the device. My microwave does a similar thing. When engaged, if you attempt to operate the device, a message flashes on screen, first it says “Child’ and then “Lock” will display. They screen is too small for it to display the entire message at once, so it is broken into two. Also, clearly someone edited the message on the printers themselves. So this entire post is a fail.