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.