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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:53 AM

9. You learned a lot from those early experiences. Perhaps most of all,

the knowledge that you could overcome. As an Irish-American I don't suffer from any crippling overall inferiority complex, and I'm usually pretty good at stuff. But I can tell you that the two times I tried to assemble a swag lamp kit, I blew them out. The concept and directions seemed crystal clear, and I was confident that I'd done such a simple operation correctly. But you can't argue with two disasters like that.

While I'd like to blame the situation on severe dyslexia, it seems best to reserve that excuse for special occasions which catch me off guard. Can't claim I'm not forewarned about anything remotely electrical. So I stick to plugging in and unplugging, turning on and off, and operating - nothing more. Back in the stone age I learned DOS easily and once even knew how to code. Don't ask me why I can't assemble a swag lamp kit.

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