Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Chunky fingers

What is it with noisy typers?

Bang, bang, rat-a-tat bang, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat bang!

Chunky little idiot-driven fingers, in a frantic rush, hitting and banging the keys rather than thoughtfully caressing and stroking them. If you sit down randomly in any office or library, then the chances are that at least one person within audible range will be a noisy typer.

Bang, bang, rat-a-tat bang, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat bang!

No noisy typer has ever typed anything of subtlety or significance. Noisy typers merely want to finish what they're doing; they're not savouring the process. Troglodytes.

3 comments:

elberry said...

i type noisily at work because i find if i work at anything less than top speed i fall asleep. i pant and sometimes drool a little.

Emailing or blogging or even Writing for myself, i am much slower and less psychopathic.

Gordon McCabe said...

But surely you could type rapidly without hitting the damn keys so loudly?

Imagine you're a pianist, playing a pianissimo allegro. You wouldn't hit the keys loudly just because it's an allegro, would you?

elberry said...

oh, it's all part of the work persona, i lean forwards, my shoulder hunched like a bison, panting, eyes bulging a little, hammering at the keys in a frenzy.