I thought about writing this letter to the woman incharge of seating in my office. But the risk of having an annoying over-friendly human replacing a relatively harmless machine stopped me...
Subject: I AM A WRITER, NOT A SCANNER.
Everyday I help at least one person to operate the scanner. I change resolution size, I change settings from black and white to colour and I answer banal questions like “Where is the USB port?” or “Do you scan?”
I am a nice person. And I continue to do it. But it is making me very unhappy.
I feel I should put up a rude sign that says, ‘Do not ask me about the scanner!’. On the other hand, I could start an alternate income where people pay me to help them operate the scanner, but I don’t think that is allowed as per my contract.
I sincerely ask you to move the scanner from next to me.
I understand this will greatly reduce my popularity and not many people will talk to me anymore, but that’s a risk I am willing to take.