Just The Fax, M'am
For years, I smugly prided myself as a non-fax machine person. I
felt it beneath my dignity to own such a technical contraption.
The quill is more my style than a computer but, being practical,
I reluctantly use a computer, casting wistful glances at the
dust gathering on my quill.
Unfortunately, in the world in which we live, it is necessary to
fax some letters or documents to someone in some odd part of the
world. I don't like it, but that's just the way it is.
On the rare occasion when I must fax some document at an office
supply store, I usually sneak in the back way. It has been my
experience, when the fax man seeth me cometh, he always raises
the price per page. This is just a small service he does for
Then, when paying for this service, the fax man usually says
with an impish grin, "When are you going to get a fax machine of
I always flash a smile back at him, but if he knew the thoughts
in my head, he would charge me more per page. Silence truly is
golden, especially for the person exercising the virtue.
Actually, I don't trust machines. I know a mind somewhere is
controlling all of these machines