When I got my new computer, I went all-out and got a new all-in-one printer-scanner-copier-fax-photo printer-slicer-dicer-curer of cancer.

It’s a wonderful little machine, but it has one really weird property: It rings whenever I get a phone call.

I suppose this makes sense for a fax machine, but it was a little bit of a surprise after setting it up last night to hear it ring when my dad called me this afternoon.

It’s also a little disconcerting since because I have cordless phones (which take a second to start ringing), it will ring before my phones do. And its ring is a little different tone and a lot quieter than my phones’.

So I’ll hear it start to ring and think, “What the fuck is that? Whose phone is that?” Then my phones will start to ring, and the confusion ceases.

Maybe I’m just way too easily confused.

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