How High Are You On The Clumsy Scale

@wolfie34 (26791)
United Kingdom
November 13, 2007 5:38pm CST
I mean how clumsy are you? I can't believe I have done this tonight and I am steaming, what a prize idiot I am! I have only had my new computer for three weeks and tonight whilst drinking a glass of water, guess what I do? I knock it over and some of it spills onto the keyboard. Yes, you've guessed it the keyboard is now damaged and won't work properly, the space bar is knackered and the shift key doesn't work! Short of screaming, thankfully I have a spare keyboard, but the new one is only three weeks old Is that CLUMSY or what? Do you reckon the shop will replace it? Or will they know that water has been spilt on it, therefore my fault? I thought it was only coffee and sticky drinks that damaged keyboards, it was only water!!! So how clumsy are you on the clumsy scale?! I think tonight I award myself a 10 for being so utterly clumsy!
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21 responses
@lols189 (4797)
18 Nov 07
aawww poor you wolfie. you will have to be more careful next time mate. if you have insurance then your laughing but if not i would try and take it back the shop and see what they have to say. i am not usually clumsy as i am careful but i do get clumsy especially when i am tired lol
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 07
It's working again, and I've learnt my lesson, no drink whatever it is comes anywhere near my desk again!
• United States
26 Nov 07
Hi Wolfie, Id say Im pretty clumsy. lol So sad to say, but its true. Hubby sees me with a knife, he immediately takes over, had a few accidents. haha Walking through a doorway, I tend to hit my wrist or arm or literally walk into it. Ive slipped and fell so many times in public, and that is the most embarassing. I think on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say Im an 8! Im not sure if you could take the keyboard back or not, I have a feeling that they might just give you another. Just say that the those two keys stopped working. Im sure that its not a real costly part and they will glady replace it. Wont hurt to try right? Bay Lay Gray xx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 07
The keyboard has come back to life again! Resurrection of the keyboard and the world reveres this grand miracle!
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• United States
26 Nov 07
Awesome!! Glad to hear that. It probably just needed to dry up! They will do that as long as its water and you dont use it before its time. hehe Bay xx
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Nov 07
Oh that is nothing. I made brownies, while cutting them I slipped with the knife, stabbed myself in the hand. Had to have surgery to re-attach the nerve endings. Now that is clumsy!
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 07
OUCH! Bet the brownies tasted good tho' Has that put you off making them?
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Nov 07
No, not at all and I don't remember how they tasted, that was over 20 years ago.
@yanjiaren (9050)
14 Nov 07
Oh dear lol..I am also very clumsy that is why I never have any drinks within a foot radius of the comp because I know what a clutz I am lol.ahhaha Oh poor thing that is all you need..I hope if it is under guarantee you can get it changed. I will pray for you because you really try so hard to do everything so nicely and I hope you can get it exchanged. Little sis praying hard for you.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Thanks to a tip from weemam, by putting it in the airing cupboard last night it seems to have done the trick, (touches wood!) Thanks sis, guess your prayers worked as always xx
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@yanjiaren (9050)
14 Nov 07
heheh glad you are o.k
@Naomi17 (624)
23 Nov 07
We all have accidents doesn't make us clumsy thou lol i'm sure the keyboard will dry out and you will see it just as it was an accident my son on the other hand has managed to break his arm running lol then when that got better he has injured his leg so can't work again dropped 3 mobiles in the toilet 2 in the bath and lost 4!now that is clumsy lol
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 07
3 mobiles in the toilet? One is an accident LOL, deffo clumsy award there, the platinum one me thinks. Lovely to hear from you as always x
@mummymo (23707)
22 Nov 07
Awww my darling what a shame! I think the shop might replace it but I am not sure - I know that most mobile phones have a small strip in them that will react with liquid so that they know if a fault has been caused by liquid damage but with keyboards I doubt it! As for being clumsy , well all I will say is like brother like sister and the kids are just as bad! lol Big Hugs xxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 07
Hugs returned, the keyboard lives! xxx
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I'm pretty clumsy and I've actually done that bit with the computer keyboard twice (Plus my cat did it once). Only difference is I did it with coffee both times. Once I had to replace the keyboard but the other time it dried out okay and worked fine. If you give it a couple fo times to dry out, you might get lucky and it will be fine....I'm about an 8 or 9 on the clumsy scale. I've seen a few people worse than me but not many.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 07
I was lucky this time, lesson learnt! (till the next time that is!) Thanks
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
well, i think i can be clumsy as well at times... fortunately, not too bad... anyway, i am sorry about what happen to you... i don't think the shop will replace it... it is entirely your fault and they are not obligated to replace it... anyway, it is worth a try... if you spill any liquid to an electronic equipment, it will definitely ruin the electronic... including water... good luck anyway...
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
It lives! Thanks to Weemam's suggestion, drying it out in a warm place seems to have worked. But you are right it is my fault.
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
14 Nov 07
More or less exactly the same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. My husband gave me some Baileys to drink while I was playing a computer game. A mosquito came along and I tried to push it away, spilling the drink all over my keyboard! I wiped it it all and crossed my fingers till the morning, but that was the end, not only of the keyboard, but also the whole computer, as it was a laptop! My nephew, who lives in Spain, is good with computers, so we packed my computer and sent it off to him. They tell me he put it all apart and cleaned it, but never put it all back together again! I reckon your water was nothing compared to my sticky, sweet Baileys!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Turned out to be an expensive bottle of Baileys then! Glad I'm not the only clumsy one out there, thanks for your response. Next time spray the mossie lol!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I have times when I am very clumsy.. When I was first dating my soon to be X I was walking across the street when he yelled. I looked over and yelled that I would come over. I stepped off the curb between to cars and my clog hit a stone and down I went..I jumped back up as fast as I could..I looked over and we both burst out laughing...He later said I was looking at him the disappeared! Big Hugs Sweet Friend oxxoxoxoxo
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Least you could laugh about it! Hugs back too, hope you are ok ;0) x
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Nah, you are not clumsy. I just think it is an accident. I am not a clumsy person and have spilled my share of drink too. Fortunately, the spills had been on the mouse. Spilling on the keyboard would be more disastrous. :P
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
I can understand if it was coffee or a sugary drink, but water? Grrrr, looks like it's a trip to the shop for me!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Nov 07
That is rotten luck, wolfie! I have heard that you might be able to dry them out with a blow dryer. Anyway, it's worth a try. I'm afraid I go to the head of the class myself when it comes to being clumsy. I'm not quite as bad as I used to be, but I am very careful at all times.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Hopefully it's dried out, but if not I will go in tomorrow. I don't like PC World but if you don't ask...
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
I am halfway there. I have to be extra careful, so I put everything far back enough so I do not catch it with my elbow. One time I spilled coffee on the keyboard so I worked very quickly, wiping off the keyboard, drying it turning it upside down --keyboard is fine. Another time, I was drinking tea or coffee and knocked it on the carpet. So I as far as clumsiness is, I am very dangerous.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Well you know my Clumsy moments so I would go Scale 10 to lol quite often I think they might know you have spilled a drink on it Wolfie Hugs to you
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
As it's water I might get away with it, if it had been coffee or sugary drink you can see it more and it's sticky too! Oh well I'll try nevertheless, thanks sweety
@weemam (13377)
14 Nov 07
Hiya pal , I hope you are well , If I were you I would turn it upside down and put it somewhere warm and keep everything crossed xx
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Great thanks dear friend. I put it in the airing cupboard overnight, so fingers crossed xx
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Sorry to hear your keyboard is a mess. Hopefully by now you had it replaced. I am not a big clumsy BUT, a couple of months ago I spilled a regular soda right into the keyboard. It was ruined and went in the trash. I did replace it with a waterproof keyboard. Am not going to test it but am really careful now where I put drinks.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
1 Dec 07
OH Man, That is not good! When I dont feel well, I get clumsy. Usually, I am not so bad though. A few weeks ago, I had fluid on my ears and kept walking into walls. That was no fun.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
28 Nov 07
May I be your queen of clumsy? You know what they say is the bigger they are the harder they fall. Well at a whopping 5'10' I fall real hard! And it is totally not the graceful lady like oops, but the all out sprawl down, limbs flying all over the place wipe outs. I have so many scars from my clumsiness. I took up skating a couple of years ago and I look so silly cause I am going around trying not to fall because gracefulness has been omitted from my DNA.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I am so clumsy when I am not awake...Before I get coffee and really wake up... that is when I am the clumiest of all times...lol That is one reason I wont drive or do anything serious untill properly awake.....
@balasri (26549)
• India
25 Nov 07
I try not to be clumsy.(Who isn't?)I am successful to a limit except knocking off the water glasses on the dining table every other day.So if you want to rate me I may become your best competititor for that 10.