The “joys” of using a computer: Mouse (e)Vader
Another on a long list of 1st world problems:
I’d like to say that yesterday was delightful.
But that would be a lie…
…for yesterday, Mouse (e)Vader, my $2.00 piece of mouse poop from China, endured a
well deserved brutal death.
When I use a text reader for documents, I highlight what I want it to read to me. Yesterday it refused to highlight some of the time or, worse yet, moved text from one place to another. Then it graduated, receiving a B.S. in screen freezing.
By 11 at night, I just wanted to send one email…ONE… and go to sleep. The screen froze. In my frustration, I banged the infuriating piece of plastic on the desk a few times.
The cursor started flying all over the place, but I’d freed the screen.
Finally! The email I’d been trying so hard to finish was ready to travel.
I hit the send button — and THE %&$*%@g SCREEN FROZE!!!!! That’s when I discovered another horrifying 1st world fear.
Sometime during my fight with the mouse, it added another email address to a confidential message. But not just any email address. I’d started a message in another window and it was supposed to go on THAT one.
I alerted the unintended recipient, who immediately deleted it without reading (Whew!!!)
Yes, I changed out the mouse. To one that’s exactly like it.
I mean….really…why would anyone order only one $2.00 mouse from China?