The Broken Printer

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 JS Hanniffy 0 Comments

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.  If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes."  They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."  ~Clare Boothe Luce"

The last time I used printer at home was about three months ago - since I was off from college: you know student has more tasks than any employee has; so it hasn't been used for quite ages. Since my hubby bought me the new notebook, I haven't used the older laptop for printing, so I keep stick with my new notebook until it's broken, or simply until I got bored with it.

However, today I got a problem with the printing, it didn't work as usual (I had no problem the last time I used the printer), so I sent a text to my hubby 'just' want to let him know that the printer wasn't working. My hubby then replied my text: "Ok, I'll look at  it when I get home". 

Around 10 pm I remind him again to look at the printer, we both ran to the study room, he checked the printer the same as I did in the afternoon. 

After less than 10 minutes checking, I got bored as he still didn't find the problem with the problem.

I:      I think I know the problem, the new updates have changed the setting for the printer. Maybe we need to remove the device from the notebook and reinstall it again?
He:   How do we reinstall it again?! (note: it's a note book so we don't have the disk place to place)

After few minutes ignoring my idea, he went to it and fixed the problem, at last. 

I don't know what the moral message behind this story, perhaps there is no message at all in this story. But I just find that men sometimes uncomfortable with the women superiority. I'm not saying that I'm more superior of giving the right suggestion to fix the printer -- well, a little bit, but can't men say it: "You're right dear".

As like when I challenge my brother to play chess - he always refuse to play with me as according to him compete with a woman is awry thing for a man: it's natural if a man win the competition, and it would be embarrasing if lose from woman. Although I still don't get the point, but I accept his opinion as a man who too much speculation.

At least my hubby has been good enough to appreciate my effort: "Thats what a team for, honey" --- although the selfish still there.

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