assembling furniture at home are you the pissy or patient type?

@yanjiaren (9050)
January 26, 2007 6:28pm CST
i just assembled a closet we bought today..my hubby was supposed to do it while i was going to do the rest.. what happened? within seconds i could hear metal rods flying and a lot of this? @#$%^#*(&*)&*UY%T$%#@!!!!!! i came in running from the kitchen and i saw the poor soul in a heap of frustration.. i have a terrible toothache and migraine today due to an abcsess in my tooth.. i didn't react.. just told my beloved to sit down and have a cup of tea.. what do i do? take out first 1. theinstructions.. 2. place all the parts in their groups as says on the paper 3. follow through the instructuons to the letter 4. assemble the closet.. 5. look at my hubby who by now had his mouth wide open and looking very sheepish.. 5. he aske me " how the hell did you do it?..i never expected you to fix it" 6. i replied "patience , methodology and a bit of common sense, all learnt from my dad'.. so when you get something from ikea or walmart or wherever..that needs assembling do you belong to group a? pissy tyoe? or group b patient type?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I usually let my hubby put things together, and he does get frusterated sometimes, but he'll just go outside for a smoke break to calm himself down, and then come back to finish the job. but he also follows your instructions, Takes out the directions and lays out all the peices so that he can easily find the peices he needs, and then fits it all together somehow. He put all the baby's furniture together.
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@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I guess I'm a little of both. If it goes together easily without many problems , then I have all the patience in the world, lol (and yes I tend to follow the instructions too). However if it doesn't go together easily or there are problems with the instructions, then I tend to get a little pissy, lol
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I am the patient one. I just seem to have a thing for putting things together. If anything needs to be assembled my I am usually the one to do it. The hubby is the impatient one.
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@anup12 (4182)
• India
23 Feb 07
Yes I agree mostly men are impatient enough to jsut jump at htings.They should act more patiently in order to put everyhting in order.
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
hahahahahh!! Whenever I buy things from Ikea, I bring it home and just leave it somewhere and call for help. I usually let my bf do it. He's better at these things than I am. I'm definitely the impatient kind. I might get so impatient that I'll break the closet before it's even set up. lol
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@Bizziebod (3526)
3 Feb 07
Lol this is a great subject and one oh so close to my heart! I am a pick up the instructions and read them first, work out I can't make head nor tail of them and just try must best to assembling it myself, usually with alot of swearing, hurting myself with a screwdriver after slipping when a screw wont go in and end up in a fit of rage storming off to the bedroom, to reappear calm after 10 minutes and usually get it together on the second attempt. So erm don't know which once catagory I would put myself in as I do try to be b but usually end up being a
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@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I belong to both groups, Patient when the project begins, then pissy as I get to the end and realize that I have put half of it together wrong....I never read the instructions, that is the male in me....I would rather get the thing all put together and discover another bag of screws laying on the floor, curse and swear at my stupidity then sit down and read the instructions, and curse and swear some more over how stupid the instructions are written, then curse and swear a lot more as I preceed to take the whole thing all apart again, and start over. Meanwhile, my sits and laughs at me and says " I told you to read the instructions"
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@aquarian9 (549)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
We usually work together. Though sometimes no amount of teamwork and understanding can figure out poorly written instructions. Over the years we have become adept to engineering things ourselves. Most times we merely skim the instructions.
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@rlshaw (872)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I'm patient compared to my hubby.. Same thing with him ... READ INSTRUCTIONS...he doesn't seem to read them until middle of putting it together, then wonders why its not right.. THe last thing I put together was my new computer desk... he started it then go pissy.. I had to take most of it apart because it was wrong... Then put it back together... I think from now on I will put things together by myself :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
3 Feb 07
Why this doesn't surprise me!!All men believe don't need to read the instructions. Noooooooooooooo that's only for the people don't know Do nothing, not for me,I'm a man and can fix,assemble....anything.RIGHT? No my man WRONG.Nice work yanjiaren.
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@willocfc (965)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Im the patient type to begin with, i am nice and calm even when things are nbot going so good, then all of a sudden i flip and am like a mad women, i start swearing and thowing things and they are usually things i need to build whatever it is i am building or putting together so then it just ends up chaotic lol
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@addy4all (638)
• India
3 Feb 07
welll i m a patient type guy.....if there is sumthing like assembling furniture or reapiring then i do it leisurely but shud finish it off perfectly without errorsss....thats my motto.....sometimes i do get pissy when i dont have mood of doing anything...
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
3 Feb 07
This one has me laughing really hard! You know how when men get lost they won't ask for directions? Over the years, I've figured out that when my hubby gets upset while trying to assembel something....be it furniture or a toy........it's because he didn't READ the DIRECTIONS! LOL I guess it must be a man thing because I don't have any trouble putting things together as long as the pieces aren't too heavy.
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