This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
Following up last week’s question about reading writing/grammar guides, this week, we’re expanding the question….
Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?
Do you ever read manuals?
Anything at all?
HA! I laugh because I’m the one who reads the manuals…that’s how come I’m so smart. 😉
I usually read the ‘accompanying documentation’ after I’ve fiddled my way around. I always like to have an idea of what they’re talkin’ about, ya know? In fact, I had a boss who for whatever reason never read the manual and would bring his question to me instead of figuring it out himself. Frankly, for the most part, I can usually figure it out without the manual. But not always.
I have a friend who’s a self-help junkie. She’s read all the self-help guides, and I would just as soon have my dog’s turds thrown at me rather than read a self-help book.
How-to books aren’t really my thing either. The dummies guides…meh, they’re okay. Usually it’s too much for what I want.
HOWEVER, I love looking on the Internet. Yes, not everything you read is reliable, but I don’t go to just one site and consider myself done. I get a consensus, obviously, for anybody who wants to pooh-pooh the Internet as a resource. 😛
Anyvays, I’d love to hear what your answer is. I’d especially like to hear from any self-help junkie. YOU PEOPLE FASCINATE ME.