A few weeks back I did something rather stupid.
I was drinking a glass of cordial and put it down on my desk as I was playing on my computer.
Jack being his usual rumbunctious self jumped up onto the desk, and started sniffing my cordial with a view to drinking it (he likes human drinks, but thankfully hasn’t figured out how to get into the grog cupboard yet).
Simone trying to be helpful shifted the drink closer to me so that I could stop Jack from drinking it, and somewhere in the subsequent confusion Jack moved, I reacted, and the cordial spilled onto my computer’s keyboard.
Now in the past I had heard stories about people drying their keyboards and continuing without any problems, but that didn’t seem to work.
Then I recalled some-one who swore that they had washed their keyboard and hung it out to dry, and had it back working the next day. Obviously they didn’t have a laptop keyboard, because that didn’t work either.
In the end I just had to bite the bullet and buy a replacement keyboard.
Turned out to be the most expensive cup of cordial I’ve ever had.
Anyway, for everyone’s amusement, here is a pretty picture of my keyboard in the bathroom sink. Kids, don’t try this without asking your parents first.