25 Tasks That Should Be Very Simple But Aren’t

Given the fact that we live in such an advanced society, you would think that certain things would be easier than they are. For example, finding the seam on a piece of tape. We can land on the moon, map the human genome, and create nuclear bombs but we can’t figure out a way to find that stinkin’ seam. How is this even possible?

Or what about those plastic packages that the thing you really need right now always come in? How do you open those besides spending 30 minutes slashing and gashing at it with a butcher knife? There’s even a name for it – wrap rage. That’s right, we could figure out a clever name for it, but we couldn’t actually solve it.

Of course, many of the things on this list are just there for fun. And we know, there probably is some kind of hack or gadget out there that is meant to simplify exactly what we’re busy griping about. But that doesn’t change the fact that these things should still be easier. You shouldn’t need to buy something else to make using what you just bought more…usable. These are 25 tasks that should be very simple but aren’t!

Featured Image: wikipedia

25

Canceling Siri

Canceling SiriImage: youtube, Source: reddit

More specifically, canceling Siri right after accidentally activating her. Inevitable button mashing to follow.

24

Separating two flat pieces of lego

Separating two flat pieces of legoImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

Especially the ones with 4 studs…after you just clipped your fingernails.

23

Sleeping

SleepingImage: youtube, Source: thoughtcatalog

Waking up isn’t any easier.

22

Inserting a USB stick

Inserting a USB stickImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

How is it still upside down even when you turn it over?

21

Matching your socks

Matching your socksImage: pixabay, Source: reddit

Why is there always one left over?

20

Untangling headphones

Untangling headphonesImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

And extension cords

19

Folding a fitted sheet

Folding a fitted sheetSource: reddit

Seriously, is there even a good way to do this?

18

Taking price stickers off of stuff

Taking barcode stickers off of stuffSource: reddit

Hair dryers (heat) allegedly work wonders.

17

Printing stuff

Printing stuffImage: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker

Possibly the only thing more frustrating than this is canceling a print job that you no longer want, probably because the printer wasn’t working.

16

Putting a screen protector on a phone

Putting a screen protector on a phoneImage: youtube, Source: lifehacker

Two words…air bubbles.

15

Getting a pick out of a guitar

Getting a pick out of a guitarImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

Non-musicians won’t know the pain.

 

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14

Canceling your gym membership

Canceling your gym membershipImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Sometimes it seems as if the only way to do this is to declare bankruptcy.

13

Replacing the tiny screws on your glasses

Replacing the tiny screws on your glassesImage: pixabay, Source: imgur

Well, it’s not like you can wear your glasses while your doing it…

12

Putting a dollar in the vending machine

Putting a dollar in the vending machineImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

Even if you have a dollar, you still better hope that the machine likes it.

11

Getting a replacement license

Getting a replacement licenseSource: reddit

Actually, anything involving the letters “D,” “M,” and “V” should be included here.

10

Explaining relatively simple technical things to non-technical people

Explaining relatively simple technical things to non-technical peopleSource: reddit

Especially non-technical people that have issues following directions

9

Using the motion sensing faucet in the bathroom

Using the motion sensing faucet in the bathroomImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

90% of the time, it will just make you feel incompetent.

8

Talking to new people when you're an introvert

Talking to new people when you're an introvertImage: wikipedia, Source: thoughtcatalog

You know all the techniques, you’ve memorized the ice-breakers, but for some reason…it’s just hard.

7

Threading a needle

Threading a needleImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

If you don’t get it right the first time, good luck.

6

Spreading cold butter on soft bread

Spreading cold butter on soft breadImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

There is no good way to do this.

 

5

Replacing windshield wipers

Replacing windshield wipersImage: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker

This depends on the car, but if you don’t manage it in the first 5 minutes, you’ll want to block off at least an hour of time.

4

Explaining the rules to a new board/card game

Explaining the rules to a new board/card gameImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

Ok, how about we just start playing, and you’ll catch on?

3

Getting that last bit of dust in the dust pan

Getting that last bit of dust in the dust panImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Having OCD makes this 10 times worse.

2

Trying to open those sealed plastic packages

Trying to open those sealed plastic packagesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

There’s even a name for this – wrap rage.

1

Finding the seam on a piece of tape that hasn't been used in a while

Finding the seam on a piece of tape that hasn't been used in a whileImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

It might just be easier to go out and buy a new roll of tape.

 

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