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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MoggyBaby, Nov 13, 2012.


  1. MoggyBaby

    MoggyBaby PetForums VIP

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    Are you kind to your keyboard when you type? Do you have a nice light touch that gently kisses the keys as you write your missives here on PF?

    Or do you batter the cr@p out of it and treat it as though it is your worst enemy? Do you hit the keys so hard it sounds like a thousand woodpeckers have taken up residence in your home or office?

    I ask the question because the IWC is currently thumping her keyboard as though she is kneeding a lump of dough. :rolleyes:

    I feel like asking her if she would like a hammer but I fear she is managing perfectly well without one.............. :001_unsure:


    BTW - I kiss my keyboard with a feather-like touch. ;)


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  2. CharleyRogan

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    My laptop is knackered, so I have to batter the keys. But on my desktop, I'm pretty quiet.

    How old is your IWC? Is she an old fuddy duddy, or young whippersnapper?
     
  3. MoggyBaby

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    I know she learnt to type on an old heavy typewriter but surely after using a pc for the best part of 15yrs she'd have realised there is no need to thump the keys.

    She's already had two replacements............!!! :eek:
     
  4. gem88

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    i am very gentle with my keys, mother used to say it sounded like a mouse skitting across the desk when i typed :lol:
     
  5. Bisbow

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    Some times I don'thit the keys hard enough so I have words with letters missing. I always have to reread whet I have typed to make sure it makes sense. I often miss mistakes though
     
  6. CharleyRogan

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    I never replace my keyboard... ever.

    Does every little thing about her wind you up? I do love hearing stories about the IWC!
     
  7. MoggyBaby

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    After 10 years 'together'? Yup, just about everything sends me orbital. From the second she comes into the office in the morning until I leave to go home in the evening.

    I LURVE coming to work when she is on holiday!!!! :D :D
     
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    Mines light


    The one thing which drives me mad tho is:

    Your typing what you want to type but someone has snook in to the office in the middle of the night and moved all the keys around. :eek: this is normal on a monday morning, or when your fingers are cold :)

    I think the most funniest though is when you've accidently hit the wrong key (two certain ones together) and the screen rotates :lol:
     
  9. skip

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    Oooo I treat my keyboard with love and woe betide anyone that came along and abused any of my toys :eek:
     
  10. CharleyRogan

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    Thats bad you only enjoy it 4 weeks of the year!! Saying that, I enjoy work when my IWC is on holiday :)

    Does she know you don't like her?

    Surely she is going to retire soon, or is she one of those who will work till they're 90?
     
  11. MoggyBaby

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    I don't have a 'rotating screen' but I do work in Accounts and have to type the word 'account' a LOT!!!!!

    There has been more than one occasion where I have accidentally missed out the 'o'................... :eek: :eek: :D


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  12. DoodlesRule

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    Is she a keyboard basher all the time MrsMoggy or just occasionally? If only occasionally could be you have irritated her very much today and shes having a rant on her 60+ forum :ihih: :D

    Count yourself lucky you only have one IWC - have 11 :eek:

    took my ages to type that as just had a new computer and my old keyboard is no longer compatible so had to have a new one so typed it all wrong - its very tappy as well so I don't like it :001_unsure:
     
  13. MoggyBaby

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    I get 5 weeks without her - very enjoyable!!!! :D

    I try to hide my irritation but I think some days I'm not very good at it. It's not that I actually 'dislike' her - she is just VERY VERY irritating and after 10 yrs my patience has finally shrivelled up and died!! :(

    She should have retired this year but the law was changed about 5 - 6 yrs ago and now she has to hang on until she is 62 & 4mths. And I have to grit my teeth and grin & bear it. :rolleyes:
     
  14. MoggyBaby

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    Moi???? Irritate her????? Sweet, little, charming me????? :sneaky2: :sneaky2:

    Wash yer gob out woman for thinking such a thing!!!!! :prrr:

    She doesn't have Open Access to the internet - that would mean signing a form which is TOO much hassle :rolleyes: (I rest my case!!!!) - so she is not on any forum!!!! Although, if there is an IWC forum I may direct her to it!!! :devil:

    And your typed post, on your new keyboard was very very nice & neat. :D
     
  15. Calinyx

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    I'm a gentle typer....unless it's a stroppy reply to something, then my hubby notices the speed and tempo change. He'll say 'strop-a-gram time is it?':prrr:
     
  16. DoodlesRule

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    I am a gentle typer - but definitely a phone slammer :eek:
     
  17. suzy93074

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    I am a touch typer - so very quick and light -:D:D:D Plus I have a keyboard that is "soft touch" anyway - as I am typing all day so its nice and easy on my fingers :D:D - im the only one who has this though in our office because I do most of the correspondence :dita:

    One of my colleagues practically hammers her keyboard :rolleyes::rolleyes: drives me nuts but I tend to just zone her out as much as possible - I have a head set on for answering calls so its pretty easy to cut people out!!:ihih::ihih:
     
  18. foxiesummer

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    I trained as a shorthand typist so yes I use a light touch. When I started work I had to relearn to use a teleprinter keyboard and would be rapped on the knuckles with a ruler by the boss if he saw me using the teleprinter keyboard as I would a typrwriter one.
     
  19. Depends on my mood lol
     
  20. Cookieandme

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    oi I learnt to type at school on an old heavy typewriter, but I aint 60 :eek:
     
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