Re: "The rest of the story" (WAS: another twist for instructions)

Subject: Re: "The rest of the story" (WAS: another twist for instructions)
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:33:41 -0600

I've seriously considered offering to rewrite some of those awful instructions foisted off on us - for a suitable fee, of course!

Jo Byrd

Jeff Hanvey wrote:


> I had a similar experience with one of those assemble-yourself cabinets. I did everything according to the instructions (a first, since I, too, don't really like to follow them).
>
> When I stood it up, it promptly fell apart.
>
> Unlike Jo, I actually did write the company.
>
> They offered me a job. Wonder if I should have taken it?
>
> --- Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
>
> > wrote:
>
> >This past summer I bought my husband a smoker grill. Assembling it was a...um...challenge. Accompanied by unseemly language. My dearly beloved LOVES directions (as opposed to yours truly who is the read-the-directions-when-all-else-fails type), and they drove us both nuts; had things out of sequence, didn't tell you to do something at all..... As noted below, it
>
> >had the earmark of instructions written by someone who knew exactly what to do, could do it in his (or her) sleep, backwards and sideways.


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