Does anyone else suffer from Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder? You may and you just don’t know it. That’s because I just made up PSOD (Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder). Whenever I am working at the photocopier for a long period of time, I get extremely tired afterwards. I figured out why. My senses are getting overloaded. My eyes get tired from watching the photocopy light moving. My ears get worn out listening to the photocopier moving back and forth. My sense of touch gets a workout because the photocopier gets hot resulting me getting hot.
My photocopying experience is always making single copies of multiple pages from a book and/or magazine. Often I play around with the percentages and get the book/magazine perfectly placed on the glass. So, my interaction with the photocopier is an intimate one. I would imagine most people’s long-term single experience with photocopier is making multiple copies of a few pages. It is harder to contract PSOD that way, because the physical activity and interaction with the photocopier is much more limited. The more involved one is with the photocopying process, the more likely PSOD will be contracted. Certainly making 200 photocopies of your face at different angles would make you a prime target for PSOD.
My suggestion to shake the effects of PSOD is to enjoy a tall glass of Diet A&W Root Beer while watching a Chicago Cubs game.