Check Water Supply... again

Here at Phase2 Technology we have a futuristic coffee machine. It is supposed to work like this: You pick your little plastic cup out of the flimsy cardboard box and drop it into the damp, crusty slot at the top of the machine. Then you place your logo mug from the internet company you worked for in 2001 that went bankrupt under the spout. Finally, you hit the blue glowing button and watch your steaming brew trickle out like a magical stream of deliciousness.

Mike Morris, EVP, Business Development and Marketing
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Here at Phase2 Technology we have a futuristic coffee machine. It is supposed to work like this: You pick your little plastic cup out of the flimsy cardboard box and drop it into the damp, crusty slot at the top of the machine. Then you place your logo mug from the internet company you worked for in 2001 that went bankrupt under the spout. Finally, you hit the blue glowing button and watch your steaming brew trickle out like a magical stream of deliciousness. That’s the way it is supposed to work.Here at Phase2 Technology we have a futuristic coffee machine. It is supposed to work like this: You pick your little plastic cup out of the flimsy cardboard box and drop it into the damp, crusty slot at the top of the machine. Then you place your logo mug from the internet company you worked for in 2001 that went bankrupt under the spout. Finally, you hit the blue glowing button and watch your steaming brew trickle out like a magical stream of deliciousness. That’s the way it is supposed to work. But before you can go through this delightful process you have to deal with the dreaded CHECK WATER SUPPLY message. To get past this message, you have to reach around the machine, turn it off, and turn it back on again. A reboot, if you will. This might not be so bad if it you didn’t have to do it… nearly every time you want a cup of coffee. As you can imagine, this procedure has been the topic of much debate here in the office. Then yesterday, Eric said he was going to write a blog entry about our plight. He was joking, but I’m not. I want the world to know about this dark and disturbing situation. So you, blogosphere wanderer, if you know how to rid the world of the eternal CHECK WATER SUPPLY message, please, for the sake of our afternoon caffeine buzz, tell us what you know. checkwatersupply.png My colleagues have all offered various insights into this problem. Dave thinks it runs on Microsoft Windows ME. Jed is convinced that rebooting only causes the need for more reboots. Rich thinks we need to upgrade to the Keurig 5000, without really knowing what model number we have now or what model numbers are actually available. Jeff has claimed he doesn’t know what the problem is, but that he will be happy to “pull an Office Space on it” out back. He equates CHECK WATER SUPPLY to PC LOAD LETTER, I guess. Scott, who went to MIT and tends to offer more serious explanations for just about everything, believes the problem is the water pressure in the line that supplies the machine. Andy, the new guy, wonders if we should call 000-000-0000 and find out what the real problem is. I don’t know about that, but I do know one thing. Keurig Single K-Cup Coffee Maker, you are like Tom on MySpace. You are not my friend. But oh… Lake & Lodge, Heifer Hope, Parisian Nights, Dark Magic, and all the other little plastic cups that bring joy into our lives here at Phase2… even you Double Black Diamond… know this. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault.

Mike Morris

Mike Morris

EVP, Business Development and Marketing