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Click And Cuddle

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Oh those wily PR folks. What would we do without them? They invent these surveys to launch products, and know more about what’s happening right in front of our very noses than even we do.

I’m speaking, of course, about our computer and all its accoutrement: keyboard with crumbs wedged into grooves, sticky “traumatized” mouse, chocolate bar wrappers piled on our right, 1.3 million business cards you don’t know how to organize, and an “x-ed” out picture of your “ex” curling up under the monitor.

And just when you think I’ve lost my way in this post, allow me to make it. There’s a likely reason you just broke up, according to a recent survey. It’s because you’re seeing someone else. Well, not actually someone – something – your computer. According to the survey, 96% of U.S. adult women who work in an office setting claim to like or love their computer.

“On average,” the survey continues, “female office workers typically spend nearly triple the amount of time with their computer than with their significant others each day (9.3 hours compared to 3.6 hours, respectively.) In fact, about one in ten (9%) women have actually had the same computer longer than she has been with her current significant other.”

I know, I know. You can’t help it. You just click. But believe me, this little affair of yours could be taking a toll – on your wrist. I’m talking carpal tunnel syndrome. Which may in turn lead to a certain loss of manual “dexterity” that your boyfriend once highly valued. Between that and you spending so much time in front of the cold-hearted beast (the computer, not the boyfriend), you’re single again. Isn’t life just so circular – and cruel?

The survey was funded by Wellgate for Women, makers of the Slimfit Wrist Support®. Happily, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the few problems I don’t have, so I can’t vouch for the product. You can learn more about it, however, and even get some “couple’s therapy” at MyCubicleRomance.com.

Fix those wrists, ladies, and get that hand back on the job.


Everyone knows you only talk about sex in secret. Everyone but me that is.

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