Thursday, February 4, 2010
I noticed an odd thing today. On the keyboards of both my laptop and desktop computers, the letters N and O are almost invisible.
The <, >, L and A keys are also pretty worn, but not as much as N and O.
Why is that?
Okay, so this isn't exactly a question to challenge the great minds of the world, but it's bugging me. I don't think I write "no" a lot, but why else would those letters -- more than the other 24 -- be worn off both keyboards?
Is my keyboard giving me some kind of subliminal message: Just say N.O.? I would have thought I'd be more of a "yes" person, pleaser that I am. (I'm intrigued by that book THE YEAR OF YES, but figure I'm halfway there already.)
Am I secretly a "no" person?
Or it could be that my keyboard is trying to talk to me: Enough is enough, lady. You've written a few million words in the past couple years, give me a freaking break.
Yeah, I could see that. The computer probably comes to life at night and screws up my stories, too.
Am I getting a psychic message from the Great Beyond? Hell if I know -- or should I say, "hell if I 'no'?"
C'mon, smart people. Help me out. We can't solve all the problems of the world, but maybe you can help me with this one.
Why aren't the "e" and "s" keys -- surely more popular letters -- worn out on my keyboards?
Why is my computer saying N.O.???