Do Not Tempt Fate For She Will Always Have The Last Laugh

Do not tempt fate for she will always have the last laugh. This truism was brought home to me on 26 December when I wrote a post entitled “A Good Bath”. In it I described how I had spilled a cup of tea over my laptop’s keyboard. I then went on to poke fate most impolitely by suggesting that my machine appeared to have suffered no ill effects from it’s bath. Fate’s ire was roused and when I next attempted to log on to my laptop the machine’s keyboard refused to work, hence my silence between 27 December and today (30 December 2014).

I did write a post earlier today with the aid of a USB keyboard. However, Fate, still wrathfull owing to my tempting of her caused the laptop to behave erratically. The context menu kept popping up without rhyme or reason and I was forced to abandon my attempt. With due abeysance to the goddess Fate I trust that this post will, in fact go live. I am, incidentally drinking a cup of coffee as I write this with the aid of a USB keyboard (the laptop one being well and truly up the spout). The cup is, however on the carpet well out of harms way!


(for my post of 26 December please see,

9 thoughts on “Do Not Tempt Fate For She Will Always Have The Last Laugh

  1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Hi Kevin have put a note out on my blog to anyone in your area who might be able to help.. should really take the battery out of the laptop and allow to dry – using it will cause connections to fail if still wet… it may be okay if you do that. Really should call out a PC repair service there are some mobile ones but cheaper to get someone to take into a shop.. there are some who only charge £25 – they also have reconditioned ones that you could transfer your data onto – hope it works out. Sorry not closer to help.

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks. Unfortunately I am still having problems with the laptop and am replying using my Kindle Fire. I hope to take the laptop to the computer doctors today so keep your fingers and toes crossed for me!

      K and T


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