I regret buying a Marks and Spencers strawberry and banana flavour smoothie drink on Thursday for lunch. I had set it down next to my laptop.. you know what's coming next... when as a result of a weird body spasm, my hand flung itself out involuntarily, and I knocked the bottle (opened of course), sideways. It gratefully emptied itself all over the keyboard.
I had a little cry and then set about trying to mop up the mess. Fortunately it didn't cause the laptop to explode or anything, but I wasn't able to get out much of the goopy stuff that had slid in the gaps at the edges of the keys.
The next day, my laptop felt OK, though some of the keys felt a little old. However, after a few hours, the heat melted all the congealed smoothie drink, creating a kind of evil paste under my keys. Some keys now pressed down in slow motion, like old lady's skin.
I tried removing the J key to clean underneath, but I haven't been able to put it on properly. It's on, but not fully on. I've only had this laptop for a year. I can't predict whether I'll a) live with it b) see if I can pay to get it cleaned or c) buy another one.
And it's an expensive lesson, but I won't be leaving any smoothie drinks near it again.