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» Oblique Strategies for Work

Make sure nobody saw you. Put it back where you found it, and leave it for someone else to deal with.
Who, me? No sorry, I had no idea that was there/like that...
(Wed 16th May 2018, 18:03, More)

» Oblique Strategies for Work

Press F5. Press F9. Select 'Refresh'. Update links. Enable macros. Close and reopen.
Spin on your chair clockwise once, then back anti-clockwise once.

One of these things will work, but sometimes you need to do them all - and maybe in different orders.
(Wed 16th May 2018, 18:07, More)

» Oblique Strategies for Work

Sigh heavily, then make a cup of tea for everyone.
Repeat as required until solved.
(Wed 16th May 2018, 17:57, More)

» Real-life slapstick

Obvious in hindsight...
I was given the family's old Escort as an 18th birthday present, and one of the things I did to "improve" it was to replace the steering wheel.
An easy job - remove the cover of the old one, remove the nut, and prise the old steering wheel off.

The lessons I learned that day were as follows:
(a) if an object is stuck fast, don't just pull harder
(b) if you do continue to apply more pressure, it will eventually either break or come loose in a hurry
(c) if you're sitting directly in line with said object, you can be sure that it's going to smack you square in the face, and this will hurt.

I'm sure that the watching parents had smirked to each other with a knowing "I can guess what's going to happen here" look in their eyes, and judging by the laughter involved, it must have been the funniest slapstick moment of their entire life. Strangely enough though, I don't think I was laughing much.
(Sun 24th Jan 2010, 20:52, More)