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Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for May 25, 2018

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Been there, done that.

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    RWill  over 2 years ago

    Sadly, no.

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    Little Caesar  over 2 years ago

    Get yer electron microscope out so you can read the tiny print.

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    jarvisloop Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The most difficult things to assemble? Children’s toys on Christmas. Even if I had had a degree in engineering, I would have had difficulty following the directions, especially because the thing was frequently manufactured incorrectly.

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    Tyge Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Oh yeah! Trying to assemble three bicycles after the kids were asleep Christmas eve. Only back then, the manufacturers wrote in Japenglish. Good thing I was a rocket engineer!

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    shawnc1959  over 2 years ago

    Perhaps he’d do better with the no-words-at-all instructions you get with furniture from IKEA.

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    derdave969  over 2 years ago

    This is why I watch soccer on the Spanish language station; a game I don’t understand in a language I don’t understand.

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    joedon2007  over 2 years ago

    Mine was a doll carriage on Christmas Eve missing some screws. Luckily there was a store open till midnight that sold toys and some hardware. The screws weren’t and exact match but they did the trick.

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    assrdood  over 2 years ago

    Instructions- Ha! – we don’t need no stinkin’ instructions!

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    micromos  over 2 years ago

    I love it when you need to replace a metric screw. Why do we think metric is sooo good? Make in USA,

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    James Wolfenstein  over 2 years ago

    Forget it! After reading thousands of those, I’m sure the original Chinese versions didn’t make sense either…

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    Kalkkuna  over 2 years ago

    “The other languages” are usually hilarious translations…

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    Fred  over 2 years ago

    instructions like these are the illustration of life…

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    Da'Dad  over 2 years ago

    Directions are for people without imagination

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    sfreader1  over 2 years ago

    I don’t have trouble following directions for assembling things. The only direction I ignored was: needs two people to assemble. Since I live alone, I did not have anyone to help me and managed to do it by myself. No leftover parts. Those items turned out just fine.

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    ChessPirate  over 2 years ago

    And some of them make it even more garbled because the instructions are for several different models…

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    CallMeMeg  over 2 years ago

    It looks like a gas grill. I assembled one once. It was a horror, and I liked the charcoal-cooked food better.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I usually find the Sanskrit version enlightening.

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    Tyge Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Looks like a new grill is in Arlo’s future.

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    Mema Jean  over 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to count the pieces before you start.

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    fredd13  over 2 years ago

    Actually – sometimes it does. Even if it doesn’t make complete sense in that language either, often the bits of sense it doesn’t make, are different ones. And sometimes all you need is a hint.

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    57BelAir  over 2 years ago

    The metric system is very simple and easy to use, it’s the conversion back and forth that is ridiculous. If we had just converted over we would get used to it. Yes I understand about the machine tools, I’m an engineer.

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