No, no, no. Not that kind of mouse . . . this kind of mouse.
The first mouse we had attached to the laptop computer dropped onto the hard floor several times before it stopped working.
With the second mouse I tied the cord so that it was shorter but alas, it still hit the hard floor once-in-awhile and eventually stopped working.
Why don't they make a mouse with a retractable cord? I should invent that -- I'll bet lots of people would like that.
And as if the mouse factory read my mind there was exactly that at my favorite office supply store.
Hopefully this one will have a nice long happy life.