People aren’t perfect. We mess up all the time…probably even more than that; however, there are some things that we just do wrong out of simple ignorance. We may not realize that there is a better or a “right’ way. Having said that, these are 25 Common Things That You’re Doing Wrong!
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You’re supposed to leave the conditioner in for at least a minute. It’s not shampoo.
Unless you are in France, you aren’t supposed to slow down to let people in.
Note: even in France, where this is more common, they have started to eliminate the so-called priorité à droite (priority to the right) at newer roundabouts.
You’re supposed to accelerate to highway speed and then merge, not vice versa. It’s safer this way, and you’re also making use of the onramp.
Lifting heavy things
Many people bend over and lift with their back. This is an easy way to get injured. You should keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
Shooting videos on your phone
For some reason, people insist on doing these in portrait mode. It looks less professional, especially if the video goes viral.
Humans are actually designed to poop in a squatting position. Unfortunately, however, western toilets don’t support that feature.
The majority of people have poor posture, which can lead to back problems later in life. Try to make sure your shoulders are pushed back and your back is straight.
Racking pool balls
The lip on the triangle is supposed to be facing up. This is so that you can pick the triangle up using your fingertips, not groom the pool table.
Don’t crack the egg on the side of the pan/bowl/dish. That’s how you get yolk everywhere. Instead, strike it against a flat surface. This will weaken the wall of the egg, and then you can finish the job over the pan with no messiness.
Never accept the default install (unless you know exactly what is being installed). This is often how malware spreads. Select custom install, and only install the software you bought.
You have to keep your elbows straight. Also, you don’t want to pump too fast or too slow. In some courses, they teach you to keep pace with the song by Queen, “Another One Bites The Dust.” And yes, we see the irony of that.
Cutting loaves of bread
You’re supposed to use the serrated knife. And it’s a lot easier if the loaf is upside down.
Making Caprese salad
You’re supposed to use oil and salt, not balsamic. Balsamic is for dipping the bread that you’re eating alongside the salad.
The only proper way to do this is to very strictly count calories. It takes a lot of dedication, but if you really want to lose weight, write down exactly how much you’re eating and keep it under the maximum for your body type. Broadly speaking, guys should eat 2500 calories/day to maintain and 2000 calories/day to lose one pound of fat per week. For women, it would 2000 calories/day and 1500 calories/day respectively.
Using a nutcracker
The nut doesn’t go in the mouth; it goes in the small of the back
Although it’s probably considered unconventional, you can wrap the wire once around your ear so that if it gets a tug, it won’t come shooting out.
You’re not supposed to re-use them! The first thing a hacker will do once they get into one of your accounts is try the same password on the rest of them!
Walking in the road
This one is specific to the United States, but when you walk in the road, you should walk in the direction of oncoming traffic. This way you can actually see the car before it hits you!
Turning onto multi-lane streets
You’re supposed to turn into the lane that is closest to you. For example, if you are turning right, you should end up in the right lane.
If you have two buttons, you’re only supposed to button the top one!
Using kitchen foil
The shiny side should be on the inside, not the outside!
Mixing up England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom
England is a country. England + Wales + Scotland is Great Britain. And Great Britain + Northern Ireland is the United Kingdom.
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If you’ve ever seen a monkey do it, they start by squeezing the bottom. This way you don’t end up smashing the banana before you eat it. And you can use the stem to hold it!
You don’t mix the wasabi with the soy sauce. You put the wasabi on the sushi and then dip the whole thing.
Order of operations
We all know PEMDAS (parenthesis, exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract). But what a lot of people don’t seem to realize is that M (multiply) and D (divide) are interchangeable, as are A (add) and S (subtract).
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