Harder is Not Better, Part II of III
Harder is Not Better, Part II of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
Several days later, when I needed to quickly reply to a work e-mail, his computer was on a desk sitting unused while he was online with another job.
Silently, he gestured to his chair. I slipped into the chair and quickly composed the “asap-needed reply” on his computer.
Mr. IT Man quickly crossed the room, “Stop pounding on my computer! You are banging on that keyboard, and you are pounding the mouse on my desk!”
I finished my e-mail, stood, and smiled.
No words appeared to be necessary at that moment.
Later that afternoon, I wondered if the small pain in an arm (or two) might be related.
With the possible pain-related focus, I zipped up the road.
I raced into a store (every second counts, right?), placed a new keyboard under my arm, went straight to the counter, and purchased another keyboard with another wireless mouse. Then I hurried back to the office.
Once I plugged that puppy in, I was shocked to discover that I was pounding the keyboard. I was banging the mouse and had to adjust my touch to work with the new keyboard and new wireless mouse.
When I next saw the IT person, I noticed him watching me type.
He viewed the older keyboard on the floor leaning against the
Then he gestured to the new keyboard and said, “So, you finally got it, right?”
I did not sigh. I sat tall.
I paused before replying, “Yes.” Again, additional words were not necessary.
Why am I sharing this?
Part II of III is posted June 18, 2014, Monette’s Musings, www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part III of III is posted June 30, 2014, Monette’s Musings, www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
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