Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

July 04, 2008

A cautionary tale

Me: There seems to be something wrong with the printer.
Mr Hoppo Bumpo: What did you just feed through it?
Me: Avery A4 transfer paper.
Mr Hoppo Bumpo: Do the instructions say you can use it in a laser printer?

Well that would be no. Mr Hoppo Bumpo pointed out that the packet quite clearly states For Inkjet Printers. But I got a little excited about a project and didn't pay attention.

In fairness, it would have been helpful to have had a warning along the lines of:
If you do put this particular piece of stationery through your very nice laser printer, please expect that you will be in a lot of strife. The backing will melt all over the roller. You will have bits of paper shredded from here to Christmas. You will not be popular.

But maybe that warning is already on the packet? Let me see ...


  1. Im glad to hear I am not the only one with ridiculously long to do lists. I have went back and read your blog from the beginning - funny entries that made me laugh - probably because they are so close to home. I am jealous that you have an overlocker - I am desperate for one but other things seem to always get in the way like paying for boring stuff like childcare! But I know I will not read the manual properly and end up shouting at it and blaming the tool (not the workman!). I am looking forward to reading more about your sewing, Argy and Bargy and general daily mayhem. :) Amanda

  2. Oh, oh! How frustrating! Will you have to get it fixed?

  3. oh no!! Sounds like something i would do too though. Hope you got it all fixed good?

  4. I so would have done the same thing...

  5. I think I did something very similar myself! I'm not of fan of reading the fine print, my motto is just 'Give it a go'.

    Thank you for joining This Is, I've finally had a chance to add your great blog to our blog roll.

    Angela xx


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