Friday, March 12, 2010

Always Use the Right Equipment

While sitting at my laptop going through e-mail, I reached to my left to click my mouse. I pressed and pressed. Why wasn't it clicking? Did it need a new battery? Or maybe one of my large cats had sat on it one too many times. That stupid mouse! It's not all that old. It should last longer than that! I glanced down to check the problem. And saw my mistake.
A friend had asked me to paint a rock for her family member. I found the perfect shaped rock and set it aside for her. I didn't want to leave it in with the other rocks in the communal rock box, because then they get confused as to who the lucky rock is who gets to be painted next. You can guess where the convenient place was I decided to set the rock in question, from the picture below.

The rock pictured isn't the one I'm painting for her, but you get the idea.


Hmmm. More caffeine anyone?

8 comments:

Writercat59 said...

That's funny, Ruth. And I can definitely relate!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks Writercat59, glad I'm not the only one stuff like that happens to :)

Tooth Fairy said...

Aw that is a sweet wee story and fairy funny!

You realize some cultures celebrate a Tooth Mouse rather than Tooth Fairy don't you?

Good-bye, gotta ~FLY~

Twitter's Tooth Fairy
@toothfairycyber

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Toothfairy, a tooth mouse, huh? How interesting!

Leslie Srajek said...

OMG Ruth, that's so funny! I love the images--it makes the "mistake" very easy to understand! Thanks for the link to my blog--I really, really appreciate it!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Leslie,

Thanks for your comment :) And you're welcome for the link. I love having links from my website to wonderful authors I've "met" :)

Cathy C. Hall said...

Ha! That story's just as good the second time around :-)

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks, Cath :). Glad you liked it!