Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Is that necessary?

Why do some people feel the need to pound on their keyboard like its some antiquated piece of equipment and unless you strike the keys with the force of an elephant stampede, your insightful ponderings will be lost to the world?

It's tremendously annoying. Now, I understand that not everyone is annoyed by typing chatter (though I don't know how that's possible). My annoyance goes all the way back to my freshman year of college. I had a roommate that had the worst morning routine. EVER. She'd get up at the buttcrack of dawn everyday and go for a run. Then she'd come back in the room and get her shower stuff and head down to the community showers. THEN she'd come back in the room and blow dry her hair. Yeah. And then to top it off, she'd get on the computer and email her boyfriend (who is now her husband). This happened every single day. I have no idea how she survived the year. Oh yeah, I started wearing earplugs to bed. That was awesome. Did I mention that she also went to bed at 10pm every night? Yeah. My best friend lived on my hall and we'd hang out in the hallway every night and do our homework. I remember dragging the telephone all the way into the hallway (that cord must've been at least 20 feet long). Good times. Fast forward 10 years...

There are some days when it seriously makes me want to stab myself with the nearest sharp object. Or blunt object for that matter. The more I try to block it out, the more I hear it. ACK. Luckily a fellow coworker (who is somewhat of a MacGuyver suggested some white noise to solve the problem). I have a hurricane-force desk fan that sits in the corner pointing straight up to the ceiling (it's too blame cold to point it anywhere else). When she starts pounding away, I turn it on low and it drowns out the clickety-click-click.

Why is it that I'm so easily annoyed by these things? I really wish I could turn it off.

2 comments:

Leslie Anne' said...

It totally annoys me too! I think they've invented some sort of Clickmaster 5000 keyboard that in all reality, she's typing very softly, but because she bought that model, it just sounds really loud!

Lysa said...

I know!!! it drives me crazy...

hope that you have Merry Christmas!!