Why…why?! Or, Better Entitled, I Hate Fax Machines

May 3, 2008 at 9:17 am 2 comments

Why do fax machines have to be SO LOUD when they kick on a phone line?  What it with that?  Ambulance sirens aren’t that loud.  My car horn is not that loud.  What?  Am I interrupting some imperative task requiring this sound to be made.  No!  Don’t use this line, the President of the United States is sending a fax related to national security right now!  Even if he were, could the line not just simply give a “busy” signal?  Ugh.

A simple, beep, beep, beep, beep would have sufficed. 

Come to think of it, my emergency alarm for severe weather is not that loud.

And…as one could expect, typically when I hit one, I am also working on something else while making a call with the phone pressed hard between my ear and shoulder.  This kicks the sound up a zillion decibles.

By the time the person picks up, and even if they don’t, I am ready to throw a serious punch having suffered severely for the call, and I’m probably in the middle of an “UGGGHHH!  I HATE FAX MACHINES!  OWWWWW!”  

Everyone all the way down the room is saying, “Yup, I can hear it over here.”

Okay, so that’s enough of that…if someone could just explain it to me, perhaps my understanding would allow me to tolerate it, but probably not.

Well, I gotta try to call again.  I triggered it to turn on and it’s been busy for five minutes disconnecting.

 

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Misty  |  May 4, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    It’s just so the people who have fax machines make sure you KNOW they have a fax machine, because everyone knows that only IMPORTANT people have fax machines, and they like people to KNOW they’re important 🙂

  • 2. Johnnie Ruth Hamill  |  May 7, 2008 at 8:07 am

    That’s why I use EFAX… 🙂

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