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Weekend Survey: You and Directions

You’ve just bought something from the store. As you open up the box, you notice some directions. What do you do?

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

5 thoughts on “Weekend Survey: You and Directions”

  1. Heh, way to leave the question open to a lot of assumptions. 🙂

    If this is an RCA cable with some pics on the back of the box, no, I won't read the directions. I am more than capable of plugging in RCA cables and matching up the pretty colors. 🙂

    If it is a product I haven't used before (or for a long while), say canned air, I'll read the instructions because I don't want to spray liquid on my CPU while blowing out the dust.

    If this is a product that comes with a user manual, yes, I will read it or at least browse through it to see how to set it up. After that, I'll look up specific functions that I need to tweak.

    Last thought: if the device in question isn't working properly, read the manual before taking it back to Best Buy (or wherever). It might be that the product has a certain process for setup. Maybe you overlooked the little button that says "Display" and blacks out the display on the DVD player and that is why "there is no display" (true story). You can save yourself some trouble if the unit isn't really broken. 🙂


  2. Well of course, we toss it to the side and get to the product! LOL

    And later… if we can't get it to work… call support and ask for help. ROFL

    Sound like something grandma would do? heheheh

    Hope ya had a great weekend… take good care!!!

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