Saturday, October 29, 2005

I am an idiot (sometimes)

Through fastidious research, I have determined that I did in fact break the shifter on my car. Had I been less exhausted and more level-headed, I would have consulted the owner's manual and learned how to disengage the shifter when my brake lights went out. So I cost myself $500. At least it means that my car is not at fault. I am at fault. This is not the first time I have acted impulsively when stressed and caused my own financial damage. But it is only money, after all.

my ride

2 comments:

Corrina said...

Your animals are beautiful...

John said...

I hate it when I think that I can work something out intuitively and ignore the manual, and the whole process turns out to have something counter-intuitive about it. It's based on the assumption that things have a logic to them, and are intended to be user-friendly. Installing broadband used to be like that (and I used to do this for other people). Obviously, you plug the hardware in first and then install the software. Obviously not. A call to tech support and they'd talk you through a process that no-one could have guessed at. The same goes for flat-packs. Dumbly follow the instructions and all will be well. Do not think. It is extremely bad for your health and stress levels. I don't have a car; but you have my sympathy.