Friday, July 10, 2015

Quote Challenge Day 2: Quotes are mine!

Can opener (photo by me)

I have a number of phrases that I often say. I consider them quotes, my (own) quotes! Thus, I will feature different ones for three days as part of this challenge.

Another saying I often say in frustration, occasionally in amusement is as follows: "Who invented that?!" or "Who invented this? I could have done a better job!"

I occasionally come up with creative ideas and/or designs which have included office furniture, a cellphone, and the like! Unfortunately though, I know no inventors!

And though I have never studied mechanical engineering, I can see - read yesterday's blog post on uncommon sense as it relates to today's quote - how things are sometimes poorly designed.

I primarily find designs of homes, bathrooms, and home and workplace kitchens, as well as clothing (women's fashions), the worst culprits in terms of practical functioning. Sometimes gadgets fit the bill too, such as old style can openers.

The can opener above made of metal, rusts easily, especially when washed which is often the case. Also, some are primarily for right-handed people. The one shown has solved that dilemma by being able to open the top of a can rather than the side of it.

Photo (right) by me of workplace kitchen: not much space for appliances etc.

One pet peeve I used to have were cleaning bathroom tiles both above the bathtub and the floor! I had such a disdain for them years ago as I spent hours attempting to clean them.

Bathtub tiles get water stained and dirty between the tiles - floor tiles too - and they are not always easy to clean, particularly if not done so on a regular basis.

In contrast is acrylic material (I believe) that is 100% smooth. It is so easy and effortless to wipe down, making cleaning it such a pleasure (as weird as that may sound). I mean it's such a whiz to clean that it's almost fun!

I have an idea or two of poor designs though will have to take a photo tomorrow and show it sometime then, so stay tuned!

Do you notice poor design/functioning as well or is it just me? And if so, in what capacity?


I have been nominated for this challenge by Parul Kashyap Thakur, Shilpa Garg, and Usha Menon.

This is what the 3-Day Quote Challenge is all about.

1. Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
2. Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them.
3. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Since the BAR (Blog-A-Rhythm) community that I am involved with have already been nominated already from what I understand, I will skip the nominations. However, if anyone is interested, feel free to pick up the challenge in case you haven’t already received it.


  1. oh I do! Only at times I feel I get too critical of people..Actually I never really like any work done by anyone (oops I know it's not good) ... I guess I'm a control freak in that way and that makes me think the job could have been done better :D

    1. I understand what you are saying Naba, I truly do! ;) <3

  2. I think I've noticed poor functionality and I also think I've said "Who invented that!" but I canNOT recollect any instances off the top of my head. I just feel that it's crossed my mind a couple of times, you know.

    1. Ah, so great minds think alike if we both thought and said the same! ;) <3

  3. Oh yes, lots of moments when you groan and say, "Who invented that' :D In news articles over the internet, some of the Japanese inventions for day-to-day things are really weird.

    1. Oh, and I thought I was the only one who thought and/or said that! ;) <3

  4. oh dear the tiles are a nightmare sometimes. Specially after I cook Indian food, and to top it all the kitchen tiles are white in color. I am always like - who would put white tiles in kitchen!!!

    1. Yes, they sure can be a nightmare or so it seems! ;) And white, well yes, that is what I was talking about! How it's so impractical! ;) <3