Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Instruction manuals!

Why is it that no matter what the instruction manual says, everybody goes and does their own thing, or tries to do something without even glancing at the manual!!?

This afternoon, someone (who knows who they are, but shall remain nameless!) decided that they could do something on an unfamiliar online database without reading the manual. Fortunately it worked, so that was no problem. (and I am sure that there are several people up and down the country that try to do the same thing with the stuff that comes out of the Ikea box!! ;-) )

The tricky bit comes when you have a group of people all working towards the same purpose and are supposed to be singing from the same hymn book, but still end up all doing their own thing. I suppose in this case the end justifies the means as we all reach the same end, but it is very confusing when you work with all those people and they all tell you a way of doing something that is a little (if not completely) different to what you were told the day before.

Which makes a mockery of any manual as you end up doing your own thing anyway because you reckon that if everyone is already doing something in their own unique way then it doesn't matter if you don't strictly follow the manual as it is clearly not that important!

What is a girl to do!!!?

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