I kept moving the lamp, but it was still shining in my face

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
January 1, 2009 8:24am CST
Last night I was doing my normal goofing off on the computer, and the light was just shining into my eyes. I moved the lamp around a bit so it wasn't directly into my face, but it just kept bugging me. I finally realized that I had laid a credit card down under the lamp and the reflection was what was shining into my face. Once I moved the credit card, the reflection was gone and no longer bothering me. Had I not noticed the credit card, I'm sure I would still be playing with the light - or typing in the dark. Why do we always look for the easiest solution instead of actually trying to solve the real problem????
3 responses
• United States
1 Jan 09
I do not know why we look for the obvious instead of what is the actual cause of the problem. I think as humans we do not have the problem solving techniques that we should. Now in school they are teaching problem solving but when I went to school they did not teach that subject.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Sometimes identifying the problem is half the battle!
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• United States
2 Jan 09
reiny it usually is the whole battle. I first typed batter and had to laugh you could not find the credit card in the batter. heehe
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Well, I don't use this credit card so it wouldn't matter if it was in the batter :)
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Hi reiny! Isn't that always the way! It would be something that is so simple to overlook that can be the utmost annoying thing! Like you totally not noticing the credit card! And then suddenly realizing that this was the problem all along! That would be something that I would do! Totally overlook the simple and obvious! I have done that so many times! I will take the most difficult way to figure something out when it will be something simple and I will have wasted so much time trying to figure out the obvious! But, that is the way humans seem to work, isn't it?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I guess if that's the "only" human flaw we're doing pretty good, eh??? hahahaha
@suzzy3 (8352)
1 Jan 09
I normally find the easiest way of solving a problem last as well.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Sometimes the quickest isn't the easiest :)