One of my greatest failings is that I am hopeless at following instructions. I suspect I am far too impatient and as I have aged, so has the problem got more noticeable. But it has always been there.
Often the computer throws up a problem - for example I got several e cards for my birthday earlier this week but was unable to open any of them. Since I went over to Windows 10 I seem to need another Adobe update but although I click on it, when the instructions come up for getting started somehow I just can't understand them and I lose patience.
Another example occurred today. The farmer gave me money for my birthday and I decided to send for a sweater I liked. It came this morning, just as the farmer and I were off to my Friday morning coffee and tea cake meeting. At lunch time I tried it on, loved it but it doesn't feel right and just doesn't fit well enough. So it has to go back.
It was only when I came to pack it in its original wrapping that I found I had opened the parcel at the wrong end and therefore the adhesive strip to fasten it down again was not able to be used. Why was I so impatient? Why didn't I wait long enough when I first picked up the parcel to read which end to open the bag?
And why, yesterday, when I cooked a whole chicken in a bag in the Aga for lunch, in spite of an instruction in capital letters which read 'COOK THIS WAY UP' did I manage to cook the thing upside down?
Answers on a postcard please.