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!
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More specifically, canceling Siri right after accidentally activating her. Inevitable button mashing to follow.
Separating two flat pieces of lego
Especially the ones with 4 studs…after you just clipped your fingernails.
Waking up isn’t any easier.
Inserting a USB stick
How is it still upside down even when you turn it over?
Matching your socks
Why is there always one left over?
And extension cords
Folding a fitted sheet
Seriously, is there even a good way to do this?
Taking price stickers off of stuff
Hair dryers (heat) allegedly work wonders.
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.
Putting a screen protector on a phone
Two words…air bubbles.
Getting a pick out of a guitar
Non-musicians won’t know the pain.
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Canceling your gym membership
Sometimes it seems as if the only way to do this is to declare bankruptcy.
Replacing the tiny screws on your glasses
Well, it’s not like you can wear your glasses while your doing it…
Putting a dollar in the vending machine
Even if you have a dollar, you still better hope that the machine likes it.
Getting a replacement license
Actually, anything involving the letters “D,” “M,” and “V” should be included here.
Explaining relatively simple technical things to non-technical people
Especially non-technical people that have issues following directions
Using the motion sensing faucet in the bathroom
90% of the time, it will just make you feel incompetent.
Talking to new people when you're an introvert
You know all the techniques, you’ve memorized the ice-breakers, but for some reason…it’s just hard.
Threading a needle
If you don’t get it right the first time, good luck.
Spreading cold butter on soft bread
There is no good way to do this.
Replacing windshield wipers
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.
Explaining the rules to a new board/card game
Ok, how about we just start playing, and you’ll catch on?
Getting that last bit of dust in the dust pan
Having OCD makes this 10 times worse.
Trying to open those sealed plastic packages
There’s even a name for this – wrap rage.
Finding the seam on a piece of tape that hasn't been used in a while
It might just be easier to go out and buy a new roll of tape.
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