Saturday, October 28, 2006

Thought for the day

Having a LOT of difficulty following instructions described as "easy-to-use" or "simple" can be very crushing to one's ego.

Whimper.

Update 1: It gets even more discouraging. Later I noticed the directions stated that most 9 year-olds can master it*.

Update 2: I was eventually taught how to do it - by a 13 year-old. Keeping track? That's crush #3 for the ego.

Update 3: I never got very good at it. During our costume party my ego suffered yet another blow when a 6 year-old informed me that "the only way to get better is to work at it over and over again." Sigh.

* It, incidentally, was origami. Specifically, the traditional origami crane. There were a few basic ones that I could help the 3 to 4 year-0lds with.

5 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Kinda how I felt with the "rollover" instructions? :-)

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Accidental Poet said...

Ah yes but have you ever botched a two ingredient recipe 4 times in a row, all on the same afternoon??

5:59 PM  
Blogger "D" said...

accidental poet: HA HA! Very funny! CCL, it happens!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

if they have to TELL you that something is "easy to use," it's because they have to defend their product. as if telling you it's easy will somehow make it easy...

10:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Well at least you mastered the dog! Maddie's looked just fine. :-)

8:32 AM  

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