Tis the season …

… to get stressed!

Why is it that printing 12 page booklets — orders of service for the midnight mass — on a laser printer a couple of days before Christmas can feel like one of the most stressful things known to man?!

Especially when you discover that you’ve accidentally printed pages 6 & 7 and 5 & 8 on the backs of themselves.

Twenty copies.

And so you have to carefully print only those pages.

But it doesn’t work the first time.

You have to tell Publisher to print pages 5-8, not just 6-7 and trust that it’ll print the reverse pages too.

And a sermon still to write.

Still … I managed not to write “Bah! Humbug!”

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

One thought on “Tis the season …”

  1. It’s not even any less stressful for those of us who use a data projector rather than booklets. Last year the carol service ran to 137 PowerPoint slides…

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