Friday, June 01, 2007

Mr. Kunz May Kill Me

Back in high school I had a computer class taught by Mr. Bart Kunz. He is a pretty good guy, and I think I learned Pascal in that class, which I have never looked at since then. He had a few rules about the computer lab, but the main rule was "No drinks allowed!!!" Whenever anyone broke that rule, he would make idle threats about grade deductions and give these soapbox speeches about how a spilled drink could ruin computer equipment.

I kind of remembered him today at work. Why? Well, the good Lord chose not to bless me with good looks, charm, or very much coordination at all. I was drinking a Mountain Dew (because what else is there to do at work?) and my brain and my hand had a minor disagreement or something, because as I was picking up my drink, I somehow ended up spilling 2/3 of it all over myself, my desk, and *gasp* my keyboard. Oh no, all those warnings from Mr Kunz went unheeded and now my keyboard was covered in liquidy stickiness.

Ya know, when you're drinking a 12 ounce can of pop, it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot there. When you spill that same amount of liquid on a keyboard, it makes you wonder where it all came from.

After the shock had worn off and I realized that Mr. Kunz is in Wyoming and was probably teaching Algebra to a bunch pimple faced airheads at the time, I started cleaning up my mess. It's a good thing I don't have any delusions of being cool, because I probably looked pretty dorky walking to the bathroom with my pants covered in Mountain Dew. I cleaned up as best I could, but if you take a look at your keyboard, you may notice that it may not be that easy to clean pop underneath or between the keys.

Sorry Mr. Kunz, I spilled pop on my keyboard and may have ruined it. Oops. My bad. To make it up to you:

echo "I will not spill Mountain Dew on my keyboard. ";


Montserrat said...

Hahaha! Your writing is great. Maybe it'll just give the keyboard a caffeine jolt.

Cam said...

Thanks, Montse. I'm surprised any of that made sense because I wrote it at about 1:30 in the morning.