Some are pretty ordinary, like the one on the back of my alarm clock which you press to turn the annoying beeping off. I can't remember the last time I set an alarm. Ah, the blissful life of the intentionally unemployed.
Then there's the tiny on/off switch on the overhead light fixture. Yep, I know, it's definitely showing its age. I bet this looked really snazzy when our boat was built 29 years ago. You know what's been on my boat project list forever? Changing out the light bulbs to LED ones. One of these days.
This is one of my favorite buttons. You press "power" and it makes cool air magically flow through your boat. Absolutely essential if you're going to spend the summer in southern Florida.
This is a very important button. When the water tanks on my boat are running low, sometimes the fresh water pump keeps running, desperately trying to get every last drop out of the tanks. This is not a good thing. The last thing we want is for the motor to burn out and for me to have to add something else to my boat project list. The easy solution - turn off the water pump at the board.
But the buttons on your computer can be the scariest of them all. They're the ones you press when you want to submit something online. Usually, I'm okay with it, especially when I'm buying something fun on Amazon.
But the other day, I used my computer buttons for evil. Okay, maybe not evil. That's a bit dramatic. I used them for torture. That might be closer to the truth. Torturing myself, mind you.
I decided to submit a short story to the online Critique Circle. You willingly put yourself out there and ask people to critique your work. See, that's a form of torture. You wait and wait and wait, hoping someone will critique it. Torture. Then you panic when you realize someone has critiqued your story, but you're afraid to read what they said. More torture. Then you have to take what everybody said on board and make more revisions to your story. Extreme torture.
What kind of buttons do you have in your house, boat, RV or where ever you call home? Have you ever asked anyone to critique a story or other creative endeavor? How'd it go?
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