Friday, January 7, 2011

The Clapper

I am pretty sure I mentioned on here that I bought BF The Clapper as one of his Christmas gifts.  The Clapper was for our bedroom.  Well, BF is like most men, in that he does not like to read ANY directions that come with anything.  I don't get this.  I read the whole manual on my new digital camera and my iPad so I could know everything about each item.

So, Christmas night before bed we decide to hook it up.  I pull out the manual, which only includes FIVE steps, and no sooner do I read "Step 1, take the Clapper out of the box," than BF has it plugged in and is clapping!!!!!  WTF?!??!  So, of course, it doesn't work.  So, we unplug it and I actually go through all five steps, and it still doesn't work.  And by this time I'm so mad that I say I can't deal with this now.  We need to let The Clapper reset.  I'll do this later.  And I'm thinking to myself I will hook The Clapper up myself tomorrow when BF is busy.

Well, the next day it's hooked up, and it works, and then I tell him how I really felt the night before, and we have a good laugh, and we still laugh about it now, but the lesson here:  READ THE MANUAL.  READ THE MANUAL.  READ THE MANUAL.

In peace, love, and stitches,


Sadie said...

Hi Danielle :-) firstly happy new year :-) I was just sitting her wondering why you hadn't posted for ages when i remembered that you had a new blog. D'oh! So here I am .
I think that not reading the manuals is definatly a guy thing, my DH is just the same. Also I keep all the instructions in a draw in the kitchen so that i can refer back to them should anything go wrong. I am pretty sure that DH has no idea we have a draw for this :-)

Parsley said...

Do you remember those ancient commercials where the 'old' people were clapping away? If THEY can do it.....LOL

natalyK said...

Men never read manuals. I get your frustration! Enjoy your clapper!

Pumpkin said...

Eh, I never read the manual!!!! It's more fun that way ;o) LOL!