With technology, I have a real problem understanding instructions that come with a product.
Nowadays however, many firms do not have instruction and you have to look it up online.
I find that doing this and search for one specific problem is far easier and it seems to be explained better than when it is in a printed form!
e.g. I bought a new camera with a thick book of instructions, and I actually almost freak out when I see these large books -the other is my new car -the book is so thick it would take weeks to read, so I don't.
Occasionally if I am assembling furniture I will look as they have drawings.
I do tend to read instructions when I have something new.I rarely buy items which need to be assembled.I prefer to spend a bit more on (usually) better quality items which are already made and okay to use immediately!
How come I have screws and the like left over...that should have been used in assembling?...when no spares were give, as per the instructions I read later...No they are lazy, and think they know it all....that's the sad thing.
Yes, and No. First check that all the bits are included then have a quick scan of what goes where. When I get stuck, then I refer to the instructions, but I like the challenge of seeing if I can get it together without having to refer to the How-To sheet. :-)
I have a problem with assembling stuff. My late husband, however, was great at any handyman stuff. Being an engineer he was precise about every job he did in the house or garden, which would drive me nuts sometimes as he could take forever doing something. I have to admit though it was always a perfect job so shouldn't have complained really.
Sorry, meant to say husband never read instructions, did it off the top of his head. I don't think men like to be told what to do - just think about who asks for directions in your family, I bet it isn't the husband. We woman have no problem with that.
Yes but quite often throw the instructions away as they are often long winded or do not have a lateral way or meaning.
Sadly products from China are often the worst and I wonder if the instructions are deliberately miss-leading.