On Doing Things Incorrectly
7 May 2011
A little list of the things I’ve done incorrectly for a very long time, or things I’ve overlooked for ages:
- For a very long time, I thought the yellow and grey tabs and the end of a Swiss Army knife were part of the design–I didn’t realise that these were the ends of the tooth pick and tweezers.
- I didn’t realise that nail scissors were supposed to be used with the curve opposing the curve of the fingernail, instead of following it.
- When using an eye dropper, it’s much more pleasant if you look away when actually doing the dropping!
Does everyone have realisations like this? I guess they mostly concern things that are done privately–since you so very rarely see other people do them, you don’t realise that everyone else’s way is superior to yours.