When in doubt RTFM

Recently I was in a friends new car and after going up a big hill in 4 wheel drive, he tried shifting the car back into 2 wheel drive. No matter what he tried to do, it wouldn’t change back to 2 wheel drive.

Just before he was about to give up and call the dealer to find out what was wrong with the car, the friend in the back seat said “RTFM”. We looked at him and he repeated “RTFM”. After he repeated it the third time, he finally said “RTFM means READ THE ****ing Manual!”

How much time is wasted because we think we don’t need to read the manual and instead struggle to do things the wrong way?

While it might take a bit more time to start off by reading the instructions, long term, it will probably save time and frustration in the long run. I do realize that not all instruction manuals are well written but it’s better to try to read it and then ask questions then to simply ask questions from the start

Remember, when in doubt RTFM!

Have a great day!


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