Bad Instructions, Cont.

This speaks to me.


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6 Responses to Bad Instructions, Cont.

  1. E.A. Blair says:

    That’s the sort of thing I used to do when I was a technical writer. We’d put things like that in instruction texts to amuse each other through the review process, and sometimes we just forgot to take them out before sending them to print.

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    • tengrain says:

      You are my hero.




    • ming says:

      Early in my career I worked as an mineral exploration geologist in Mexico. One of my areas was very remote, a day by 4 wheel drive and then a day by burro string to set up camp. My summary report at the end of the program had a lengthy discussion extolling the virtues of brown burros vs. gray burros and various methods for wrangling them through the tall cactus. All very tongue and cheek. My boss never read or edited the report and it made its way into a major mining company’s permanent record. These districts are reassessed about once a decade. I can only hope that the next geologist to pick it up got a really good chuckle.


  2. Another Kiwi says:

    Me: So we meet again, Archnemesis!
    Archnemesis: Yes, puny human, it is time for a showdown.
    Me: First I got this drill press to assemble, give me a hand?
    A: Oh sure. looks at plan We’re gonna need a 30/64ths spanner here. You got one?
    Me: Hell yes, my dad left it to me in his will.
    They discuss spanners for 4 hrs.

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  3. Goldfinger: “I don’t expect you to talk, Mr. Bond, I expect you to DIE! But first can you help me get this drill press out of the box?”

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