Screwed

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Rubber meets road

The screwdriver could not screw the screw into the hole. There was a centimetre sticking out no matter how hard I tried to screw them in. This is the part where where critics will tell me to go to the gym and get fitter. Or call me a weakling. Or if they have watched Deadpool, call me Blind Al aka assembler of IKEA furniture.

Game Over?

A decade later, I had a new contraption from IKEA. I also encountered the same problem. There were screws that refused my efforts to screw them in with the short screwdrivers. So I got the long trusty screwdriver and got working.

IKEA Toolkit from Ikea site

Lesson

There are many reasons for success and failure. The truth is that you often have to roll up your sleeve and get your hands dirty in order to prove that you are right. I am not saying that you can never call the shots. But if you are mouthing off because of your ego, frustration or desire to be helpful, maybe there is another screw loose.

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