instructions

By C
@ShyBear88 (18618)
United States
June 25, 2012 2:26pm CST
When you get items that require instructions do you use the instructions or do it yourself with out looking? For me it really just depends on what it is. Some things you can just look at it and know what goes with what and the way it needs to look and other things I know I need instructions for. Like when I put together my daughters swing you wouldn't think it be that hard just by looking at it but you need to put together certain items that you wouldn't think you need.
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7 responses
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
Usually I read the instruction first and then do the steps. Like in most appliances I read all the instructions and caution first before using to prevent any damage or unnecessary accidents. But when in terms of gadget I am more on do it by myself first before reading the instructions maybe because I am too excited to use it right away.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
8 Jul 12
ah okay. Me some things you can just look at and know how they are put together and other things. But I always keep the instructions.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
4 Jul 12
hi, If i am familiar with that item than i never look at the instructions. but whenever i get a new item i do follow the instructions carefully so that there is no damage to the item as well as to me.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Okay.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Jul 12
You know, there really are some things that I will read the instructions before I will make them or construct them. However, for the most part I have to admit that this is not something that I do. The reason that I don't typically read the instructions is because of the fact that I find that things are generally self-explanatory and for that reason alone, I feel like I am wasting time when I read the instructions. Now, if I do get confused at some point, I will refer to them.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I keep the instructions in case I need it for something. But a lot of things are so simple these days where you don't need to read it. Now if it was like cooking something new that I've never done before I would fallow them to a T or putting something together that looks really complex I'll look through it. Like you said a lot of things are self explanatory.
@prashu228 (25520)
• India
26 Jun 12
usually i follow the instructions, or just have a look , this helps me to understand what steps to follow and what not to do, and i feel there is nothing wrong / its just takes a little time , so if it really helps us, so why not...
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
26 Jun 12
nothing wrong with looking or taking your time. I take my time on many things.
• United States
25 Jun 12
The last thing I had to put together was a fan. I tried to read the instructions but they made no sense. Luckily I figured it out! I always try to read the instructions but sometimes it is a waste of time!
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
26 Jun 12
For me it always depends on what it is. Some things you just know by looking at how to put it together and others it's just like you said a wast of time.
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• United States
25 Jun 12
I like using the instructions much better the first time around. I have been with guys who like to do it from looking at it and something is always left out.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
26 Jun 12
I have never left anything out. Things like baby stuff I've always fallowed throw just because I don't want my babies hurt. my daughters bed we really didn't need one for the crib that was easy to put together with out looking at anything. Although my husband turned one of the boards around where the sticker said this side inside although it still worked the way it was and was still safe to use when we moved out and into the place we are in now we turned it around so I didn't have to see that sticker all of the time.
@katcarneo (1442)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
I'm the sort who reads and rereads the instructions, then read along as I start doing the steps. WHen I first read instructions, I first imagine how to do it in my head, then go back to see if I missed anything. Then as I'm doing it I still look at the instructions from time to time to see if I'm doing the right thing. It's a compulsion, I think, since I like reading. I read plenty of instructions but never really do them. I know how to cook a lot of things by reading cookbooks, but have never really tried them myself. There was also a time I got interested in reading about certain sports I am not familiar with, such as American football. I know the terms and the rules, but have not played it and probably never will.