Monday, September 5, 2011

Tippity Tappity

Today is Labor Day in the United States of America, a national holiday.  Or, as I call it, just another working day.
It started out as a day to honor working people.  It's one of those holidays that evolved into another excuse to have a bunch of sales at all the stores, which means more and more people have to work on this day of resting and relaxing. 

I work in healthcare and since hospitals never close, I work my fair share of holidays. 

I type for a living.  Tippity-tappity clickity-clack, all day long.

This is Not what I type on though.  I tried to take a picture of my keyboard, but it didn't work with a flash or without a flash.

But you'll just have to take my word for it that most of the letters are no longer on the keys. That's what happens when you type all day every day.
(P.S.  I'm sure that's not actual dust inside that little typing machine.  It must be fairy sprinkles.)


Lotus said...

You know, that little machine is pretty cool! Does it work? What does the print look like?
I love seeing such unusual items!

Pat said...

When I first got this a couple of years ago, I searched the internet and found there are several models and versions. It looks like it might hold a ribbon of some kind, like a regular typewriter. It would be tedious to type a letter with this little gadget, I'm thinking!

Bonnie said...

I have a Simplex, too! I read that they were "real" tyepwriters, not toys, manufactured as a more affordable option to the expensive models on the market at the time. (I agree -- how tedious it would be to turn the dial for each letter as you type!)