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.