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Freddie Woo tells us how he recently spent ages trying to open his front door with his Oyster Card before realising he actually needed things called "keys". Tell us of times you've done stupid things while on auto-pilot

(, Thu 21 Mar 2013, 12:20)
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Calendars
I had a printed copy of my work calendar stuck on the wall to the right of my monitor. For several minutes I tried in vain to move the cursor off my monitor and on to the printed copy so I could click on it and make a new appointment. I assumed it was a fault with the computer, so switched it off and on again, only then did I realise my stupidity.
(, Thu 21 Mar 2013, 13:31, closed)
I get tremendously narked
when I can't brush flies off my screen with the cursor.

I've also caught myself thinking 'CTRL-F' when trying to find a page in a book.
(, Thu 21 Mar 2013, 14:44, closed)
Similarly
I was was showing off a piece of software to some people at a trade show, then tried to indicate some relevant information on a poster on the wall behind the monitor by pointing to it with the mouse.

It didn't work, but part of me still feels like it should have.
(, Fri 22 Mar 2013, 14:34, closed)

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