Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wasteful Student Gets Caught
Student (holding a printout of a paper and using it as a prop): How do I get the printer to not print on both sides?
Me: We don't allow single-sided printing in the lab - all instructors here must accept double-sided printing.
Student: Oh (befuddled look on her face), it's for a class at another college.
Me: Then you'll have to print it elsewhere, perhaps at that other college.
Student: Why don't you allow it?
Me: It's wasteful and costly and instead of raising student lab fees, we were able to offset that increase by maximizing our paper usage.
Student: (expression on face that implied cluelessness or not giving a crap about anything but her needs) Whatever, it's so unfair?
Me: Just curious, are you not printing it at that other college because they charge for printing (we currently are one of the very few who do not charge a fee per page to print).
Student: (No verbal response, just an expression that indicated she'd been caught being an ass).