The painful fate of the “Enter” Key | Humor story

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How often do you hit the Enter key on the keyboard frantically that makes your fellow colleague look right at you and stare for a second? A quirky question to ask, but still think over it! And answer yourselves.

Working in an IT industry, a management company, or as a freelance writer, there’s something peculiar with the way people use their keyboard. I personally work for an IT company where I write. (Thankfully I do not code – No offense to those arduous coders who trace out a ‘{‘ missing in their 20,000 lines of code waiting overnight for deployment). And I personally feel delighted that I write for my daily bread! Where there is a constant polyphonic stroke of keys shirring unanimously.

I always wondered if keyboards could speak. They would express their happiness or agony on how they are being treated. I’m a firm believer of the color black. I endorse it wherever I could. I myself came about writing this topic gazing at my black keyboard. I feel pity for those keys that are hit with such intensity. I feel someday they might just pop out freeing themselves from the clutches of the tightly-bound keyboard.

Lucky are the keyboards who fall under the courteous fingers of a girl with long nails. Pushed with hardly any pressure, typing in so meekly, as if they cared for the keys. But I was wrong. It wasn’t the keys they cared about. It was those perfectly filed tinted nails. I did wonder, how they typed with such carved nails. The accuracy of the letter determined by the stroke/touch – not even a millimeter thick. Without meandering any further, getting you back on track, why do people go harsh on the Enter key was still itching my cerebrum.

Just to answer my own question, I took out a small survey in my office. This poll included developers, designers, managers, consultants and writers about why and what made them hit the Enter Key hard sometimes. The key findings and comments were really regaling as most of them couldn’t understand the true reasons for such an idiosyncratic question. But still, they managed to tweak some humor and slightly slip in the real reasons for such emotions.

Our day begins with a “{“, having played with the loops of Ifs and then, we hardly end our day on schedule. And when we find some bugs in the code, we get frustrated. We feel like why and how did I miss this code on Earth.

It’s 6:15 pm and we receive a call from the client’s end –

“We are unable to see the filter tab, Can you please look into it?”

“Give us a couple of minutes, our resources are working on it!” our team leader snaps his thumb, hinting us. Yelling and pulling our hair back, churning some words in our mind, that’s when we look at him as Frenemies. Without uttering any word, I hit the Enter button in despair, venting out our emotions, saying “Yeah, we will look into it”

But sometimes it’s spring. Our efforts are all appreciated. And the packets of codes are uploaded into the client-end server without a single rejection. We feel the attainment of salvation and type in the last line of code and wham the Enter key.

Anonymous Coder

“We hardly use the Enter key, because for us the shortcuts and mouse pointer clicks indicate a major part of our work. We do hit the Enter key mostly in frustration when our immediate seniors hardly respect our work and blindly reject them.

Anonymous Colleague

Some senior resources proudly added,

”We hit the Enter key indicating accomplishment. Sending an important email to a Vice President or a Sales Head asking about the status of the purchase. Sometimes even offloading a major task and reducing the number of tasks from the task sheet delights us leading to pressing the Enter key.

Then came a different kind of people, who described the Enter key artistically, weaving words like emotions blended together. They were the writers. One such writer explained in a unique fashion,

“I think I have that special affinity to the Enter key as it gets a harder than usual hit almost always. When I hit Enter, I am using that nanosecond to connect my prose from the previous line to the next one. It’s special because before I hit enter on a chat, I’m just reviewing my idea in my conversation. Often Enter is the one who bears all my mental and literary shredding and then despite that helps in my progress. And I have more love for folks who can take a beating and still help others move along and prepare. So I guess yes, I do love hitting Enter.

Anonymous Writer

Do I hit the Enter key?  Why?

Well, yes I do enjoy hitting the Enter key. Being a writer, it’s important to keep the start of your write-up interesting. Flailing my pen, my creativity swings finding the sweet spot where readers will be compelled to read the rest of the article. Once I discover it, I start playing the rhythmic keys bundling hollow words into emotions. And the full stop – a reinforcing layer conveying my thoughts. Slyly starting the train of thoughts creating progress.

Do you ever hit the Enter key frantically? If you do, why?

  • Satisfaction on the accomplishment of work.
  • Frustration at work.
  • Both.
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11 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s really awesome!!! Enjoyed it though😊👍

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    1. Thank-you so much for reblogging

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  2. Reblogged this on Incredible Pie and commented:
    Have You ever thought it like that? If not here’s why you should..

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    1. Thank-you so much for reblogging

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  3. Mack says:

    This is too good!!!! Loved it. Yes, I certainly do hit that Enter key far too hard and it’s because of the satisfaction! Wooohoo, something is accomplished!

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    1. Hahah.. Thanks Mack. I was trying to connect with the same kinds of Enter smackers. Satisfaction and accomplishment. Sounds great. I loved the pictures of your last post. Which camera do you use.?😍😮😮😮

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  4. afrilly says:

    What an enjoyable read! I’ve never thought too deeply about this habit, but your post explores very neat points of view!

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    1. afrilly says:

      By the way, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! : ) https://afrilly.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/liebster-award/

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    2. Thank you so much Afrilly for those kind words. The thought just occurred to me when I was hearing the continuous strokes of the Enter key. That instilled this post….
      And wow !😍😍😍 A Liebster award….This is amazing…. Thank you so much for the nomination. I’ll answer it post work.
      – Love from India. 😇😇😇

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  5. Saumya says:

    I’m really surprised that a single keyboard contains that much of thoughts!!
    It’s amazing👌👌

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    1. Thanks a lot Samuya, glad that you could resonate. 🙂

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