LATELY — 7 May 2011

On Doing Things Incorrectly

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.