Broken copiers were the bane of my business existence. Paper jams, ink problems, paper problems, ink jams…. Ugh!
And although they deny it, I know copiers can sense urgency. The one time I’d need something copied or faxed right away? BAM! Error message. (Ooh! I can feel my blood boiling even as I write this!)
One day while watching a co-worker attempting to bribe the copier with super premium toner, I noticed the fire extinguisher in the hallway with its glass pane and message, and the above cartoon was born.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons blog.