Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waiting for me

Tines up

A few weeks back in my LetsBlogOff  Post Things that make me go hmmmm post I mentioned a moment while unloading my dishwasher that made me pause.  I know you all have been waiting with baited breath what that could have possibly have been. 

Tines down

While unloading my plates from the bottom rack of the dishwasher one seemed stuck.  This is one of the robotic chores so I wasn’t paying much attention.  I pulled and it became unstuck and I put the plate away.  Turning back to the dishwasher I thought I broke the tines that hold the plates in place because they were all flat.  Looking more closely I saw what looked like hinges so I started moving the section back and forth.  Hey look at that after 8 years of owning this dishwasher I learned that the sections can fold flat for large pots or bowls.  Wow did I feel stupid. 

Later in the day as I was logging on to the internet I automatically clicked no to the same message that has been popping up for the last 9 months.  No I do not want to learn more about Explorer 8 at this time but I will later.  Later…9 months…how much longer can I keep hitting the no button?

Those two incidents happening within a few hours apart made me realize I am not very good learning about new items that I purchase.  I learn just enough to let me do what I need to and then I stop.  Why do I do that?  I pay a lot of money for these items why don’t I learn the full potential of what they can do for me?

Part of the reason is because I really dislike that all tutorials and instructions are now online.  I like to thoroughly look through a manual and typically I jump back and forth between sections to understand a direction.  Online instructions make that more difficult.  Also I don’t have an iPad and lugging my laptop around can be a pain whereas a manual, depending on its size, is relatively easy to carry.   Time is another reason but it is an issue everyone has.

I am not sure quite how to solve this issue as I look around my home and office and realize all the items that I know just a smidgeon about but at least I learned something new about the dishwasher.

1 comment:

  1. Ginny -- I like this post. I know someone who has been known to write instructions from time to time -- professionally. (I'm not naming names) He tells me that no matter what you do -- people don't read instructions (online or otherwise). And I'll admit it, I don't really < no matter how many times that seems to bite me in the butt (posted on this a few times) -- and I keep hoping that I'll just see the light one day, wake up and be changed -- but for now I can't slow down, I've got way too much important stuff to do. great day & Thanks for posting Ginny.