…I just bought a mouse pad.

I mention this solely because I don’t think that I’ve ever actually bought a mouse pad before.  I’ve gotten them as promotions, been given them as gifts, permanently borrowed extras, and the one I have now I have no idea where it came from, but it probably actually came in the mail – but I’ve never bought one.  I don’t think that’s a common experience, so that’s why I’m mentioning it here.

Moe Lane

PS: What? Oh, this.


6 thoughts on “…I just bought a mouse pad.”

  1. Huh, I’ve bought mousepads before, generally they hold up well and you don’t have to replace them constantly.

  2. I’m kind of the same way with baseball caps….

    Also, you’re still using a track ball mouse that needs a pad? I thought everyone had gone to the laser mice these days. Even I have them and I’m typically on the trailing edge on this stuff.

    1. Laser mice sometimes need a mouse pad as well, it depends on what the surface your computer desk is made out of.

      Some people have mouse pads with special pads to rest your wrist on.

      1. Ah yes, I know someone who has one of those. I find it somewhat uncormfotably awkward. It’s probably just becuase I’m not used to operating with a pad any more.

        1. Laser mice can also, over time, leave scratches and worn patches on wood, leather, or other soft “impromptu work surfaces”.
          I don’t use a mouse at all – the nubbin on the laptop keyboard is sufficient.

    2. Heh. I started off with the old Sun laser mice that required the special rectangular metal pad to work properly. Turned out if you rotated the pad 90 degrees, the mouse would work in one direction but not the other.

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