I could really use an extra 20 or 30 I.Q. points.
Complicated written instructions grind my brain to a halt. When I bought my Hav-a-Hart mouse trap, the instructions made little sense. They may as well have said:
Take part you can't find A and put it [preposition that makes no sense in context] part you can't find B blah blah and then refer to something mentioned a few sentences ago that's already fallen out of your head blah blah...I gave up on the instructions, played with the trap and figured out how it worked right away.
My latest trip to the Land of Duh was a "quick" Flash thing I wanted to throw together: There'd be two buttons, each triggering a sound and short animated clip. How hard could that be?
- I was out of town and away from my reference books
- The missing thirty I.Q. points
There was no way I could do this from scratch.
Thus this post instead of the "quick Flash thing I wanted to throw together."