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What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 31, 2018 09:51AM
And by incorrectly I mean in exact violation of the product instructions...
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: October 31, 2018 09:57AM
Many shampoos.

Q-tips.
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 31, 2018 10:00AM
Sunscreen.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2018 10:05AM
.....bleach and ammonia.....do not mix.......



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: clay
Date: October 31, 2018 10:06AM
iPhone 4

Remember: "You're holding it wrong"?
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Pam
Date: October 31, 2018 10:25AM
Knife, when peeling. I cut towards myself.
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 31, 2018 10:38AM
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Pam
Knife, when peeling. I cut towards myself.

that is the correct way!
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 31, 2018 10:41AM
The dishwasher.

Not everyone uses it incorrectly, but I've seen it all too often: The dishes get washed by hand until sparkling clean, ready to dry and put away. They are then put in the dishwasher, sometimes stacked on top of each other so tightly that water cannot possibly get between them. RTFM, people!

Equivalent behaviors would be:
1. Wash clothes using a tub of hot water, washboard, and hand-cranked wringer, then stick 'em in the washing machine.
2. Dry the clothes on a clothesline, then stick 'em in the dryer.
3. Hire a maid for 3X/week house cleaning, then spend three days per week cleaning the house so it looks nice for her (although this is not uncommon behavior)
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: jimmy d
Date: October 31, 2018 10:55AM
From Q-Tips instructions:

Warnings

Warning: Do not insert swab into ear canal. Entering the ear canal could cause injury. If used to clean ears, stroke swab gently around the outer surface of the ear only. Keep out of reach of children.
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 31, 2018 10:59AM
Wimpy microwaves used to heat items that demand 1100 watts or somesuch. Solution: Cook longer!
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2018 11:01AM
.....don't microwave grapes......



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 31, 2018 11:15AM
vibrators?
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: October 31, 2018 11:22AM
The English language.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: 3d
Date: October 31, 2018 11:38AM
Pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream.
3.5 servings per container? Riiiiiiight....
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: October 31, 2018 11:38AM
women, but then again, there really is no instruction manual that comes with them surrender



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 31, 2018 11:41AM
everybody uses incorrectly”

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NewtonMP2100
.....bleach and ammonia......

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You need to hang out with a safer crowd!
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 31, 2018 11:53AM
Shouldn't this thread be loaded with ads ?



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2018 11:56AM
.......birth control [ rhythm method doesn't work ]......???



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 31, 2018 12:21PM
cars



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: October 31, 2018 12:24PM
beer, after the first couple.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 31, 2018 12:32PM
Speed limit signs!



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 31, 2018 12:54PM
Using a microwave to make live flies explode



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 31, 2018 01:13PM
Turn signals.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2018 01:20PM
....brain......many don't have 'common' sense.....



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 31, 2018 02:45PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Turn signals.

heh, assuming they use them at all...
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 31, 2018 03:04PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Turn signals.

heh, assuming they use them at all...

Precisely.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 31, 2018 03:16PM




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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 31, 2018 03:27PM
Not a product but...

4-Way Stop.



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: wurm
Date: October 31, 2018 06:15PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Turn signals.

That would imply they use them at all.
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 31, 2018 07:19PM
I saw someone use a right turn HAND signal the other day. It had been so long since I've seen one that I was puzzling over what she was doing and was caught off guard when she suddenly slowed and turned :-)



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 31, 2018 07:23PM
WD40.

Although there's some mineral oil in there, it's dilute. WD40 is a terrible lubricant. Squeaky hinges treated with WD40 will get their squeaks back in a few days.

It's a great cleaning product. Decent solvent. Removes rust and sticky residues, acts as a modest barrier against water. Removes ink stains better than a dry-cleaning stick (test on a safe spot first).



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 31, 2018 08:50PM
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Sarcany
WD40.

Although there's some mineral oil in there, it's dilute. WD40 is a terrible lubricant. Squeaky hinges treated with WD40 will get their squeaks back in a few days.

It's a great cleaning product. Decent solvent. Removes rust and sticky residues, acts as a modest barrier against water. Removes ink stains better than a dry-cleaning stick (test on a safe spot first).

And if there were any residual lube in their, the WD40 just washed it out.
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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2018 09:46PM
.....lube.....there is water based and the other one.......one of them doesn't work with latex.......



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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: Winston
Date: October 31, 2018 11:22PM
I've not seen "product instructions" for this, but they should exist.

Left side view mirrors on cars. People set them up to see behind the car from their normal driving position..
They should be set up to see to the side of the car, so that a car passing on the left is in the mirror until it enters your peripheral vision.

If set up this way, they can still be used to see behind the car, simply by leaning to the left side of the car.

I set mine up by leaning almost to the window and setting the mirror to see just along the side of the car. Then when I'm in normal driving position I can see cars that are passing me on the left either until they enter my peripheral vision, or until just a fraction of a second before. Little chance of a blind spot. Success of this method depends a bit on the size and placement of the left-side mirror, but the general rule works better than the typical placement people use in every case.


And, while I'm on cars, most people tailgate, in spite of (presumably) having been taught not to in driver's ed.


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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 01, 2018 11:34AM
Brains.

Motor vehicles.

On the subject of mirrors, mine are set up to provide a continuous panorama from left, middle, to right.


And, while I'm on cars, most people tailgate...

Most people drive like they're most important, if not the only person on the road.

'Impractical, too expensive, impossible, too limited, somebody will find a way to screw it up...' all that crap aside, I really like the idea I saw in that 'future' Popular Science page many, many years ago about one lane that autonomously controls cars' speed and spacing.

The idea of a string of cars moving along at a steady 60-70mph is really appealing, if fraught flaws.






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Re: What is one product everybody uses incorrectly ?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 06, 2018 07:27PM
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cbelt3
And by incorrectly I mean in exact violation of the product instructions...
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