Crumbs

I AM NOT SHOUTING. ReALLy NOT. JUSt give me a minute…

to hake the crumb out of thi dmned keyBORD.

Tht’ better. The hift key i fine now. Dmn. Both nd re gone.

Give me MOMENT. Dmn. At lest I got tttttttttttttthe S bck. This is why YOu shouldn’t ET nd type t the sme time. I’ll just give it nother shke.

THERE. I’VE GOT A AND S BACK. JUST GIVE ME A MOMENT TO WRIGGLE THIS LITTLE DEVIL OUT FROM THE SHIFT KEY AND THEN I CAN…

damn. the shift key’s come off completely. still it isn’t a crumb – that’s a bit of peanut. with caramel. back in a moment – if I get a small knife, I can pop that out.

THERE. DONE.

DAMN.

LOOKS LIKE I BROKE IT.

I THINK I NEED A NEW KEYBOARD.

The cat
Her keyboard design

This was written for the April #BlogBattle prompt Shift, and partly inspired by a small black cat who redesigned my keyboard last year.

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12 thoughts on “Crumbs”

  1. Cats and kids, nothing is safe from them! I like this take on the prompt. I especially liked “Both the nd re gone” for some reason. You’ve made those absent letters do a lot of work!

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    1. Yup! We had a cat many years ago who popped a key off my laptop, and then last year Squeak did her performance. (The photo is bit of a cheat and posed – it took me a while to actually find the missing keys.)

      I must admit, I had reservations about “Both the nd re gone” – wasn’t sure if it worked but in the end convinced myself it was OK. The real devil was not actually typing either of the missing letters.

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    1. As they say – bugger, missed one. 🙂
      Well spotted!
      I did try to type that section without using the A or S, which is amazingly difficult to do, and I still had to go over it time and again, especially after every time I edited, or ran spellcheck because it was so easy to put A or S in…
      I suspect that by the end my attention was focused on finding “a” and I missed “A”.

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      1. not to worry, i just thought you might like to get rid of it. as for both _ _nd _ _re gone i would say you got it right though the spacing might not show that. good story, though i have seen similar before. the real task would have been to have your shift key stop working altogether after the first shake. did you think of trying that.

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      2. I considered doing the shift key, but in the end decided not to make it too complicated. I’ve now got to decide whether to fix, because it might make it more difficult to read. Ho hum.

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      3. One of the options in my word processor is to set sections of text to “no check” which I sometimes do for chunks that are full of deliberately wacky spellings. I probably ought to have done it for this one, but I’m still not sure I would have got that “At”. I missed it, my partner missed it, and if anyone else noticed they didn’t mention it. I suppose in its way, spotting the absence of a deliberate mistake is even more challenging that spotting actual mistakes in a piece of writing.

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      4. It took me a bit of proofreading to finally be satisfied I found all the places a shift key was used in my reply to you, and I have my spelchek off all the time. It aint easy.

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