What is it with Ampersands?

I really don’t get ampersands.

I’ve just typed one here: &.

It took two key presses: SHIFT and ‘7’

Now, if I type the word ‘and’ I need to type a, n, and d. That’s three key presses. Or, if you prefer, an additional one key press to convey the same sentiment.

So, what does this say about an ampersand user?

Does it say that the person typing the ampersand is so time poor that they feel the time it takes for one additional key press is worth reclaiming?

Or, does it say that the ampersand user is just too lazy to commit to three keyboard presses, when they could use an ampersand and get away with just two?

Or, should I just move on and get out more?

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