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Updated: 07/17/2014 08:00:02AM

Uh oh, I think I’ve gone batty!

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By Robin Jenkins, DVM

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We have literally gone batty at Peace River Wildlife Center. And I mean that, well, literally. Not like OMGSuzie’s recent comment on a Facebook post, “I just literally cried my eyes out!!!!” Because if she really had just cried so hard she lost both eyes, I’m impressed by her typing ability. I didn’t think I looked at my keyboard as I was typing until I wore the letters off of some of the keys. Now I apparently can’t type anything with the letters A,S,E,R,T,H, or N in it.

I Googled the phenomenon. Apparently the black keyboards on laptops are prone to this problem, unlike the black letters on the white keyboards common to PCs and Macs. The white “ink” on the black keys is not as hearty and the oils on your fingers dissolve the letters — especially if you are munching on potato chips while writing articles for WaterLine Weekly! I don’t want to put Court Nederveld out of a job, so I’ll leave the technical stuff to the experts. And if he promises never to try to explain the anatomy of a bat, I will never again attempt to resolve any of my plethora of computer problems.

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