Take the 2-minute tour ×
Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

You plan. You measure. You re-measure. You plan some more.

You write it all down.

You go to the hardware store and buy EVERYTHING you could possibly need, plus extra.

You come home, you go to work.

And inevitably something happens that you completely didn't expect and you have to go back to the hardware store. Not only that, when you go, you get something wrong, so you end up going back AGAIN.

Every time! Every single time?

Why is this?

share|improve this question
2  
I don't get this, you already have a Peer Pressure badge. –  Niall C. Oct 24 '12 at 1:45
1  
I'm bloody well ticked off and letting off steam. Read the tags. –  The Evil Greebo Oct 24 '12 at 1:56
7  
You know what will relax you? A nice shopping trip to Home Depot! –  Niall C. Oct 24 '12 at 1:56
    
I hate you. Lots. –  The Evil Greebo Oct 24 '12 at 1:57
1  
Not constructive my behind. It made ME feel better ;) –  The Evil Greebo Oct 24 '12 at 10:20
show 2 more comments

closed as not constructive by Niall C., BMitch Oct 24 '12 at 2:18

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer

It's a law of nature. Or physics. Well, Murphy's law, at least.

FWIW, I envision in 10 years time that we'll finally have affordable 3-D printers that can print in metal. No more trips just for that one special bold/screw/washer!

share|improve this answer
1  
Brilliant - instead we'll have to wait 2 hours for the print and 4 hours for the heat cure... :/ –  The Evil Greebo Oct 24 '12 at 1:56
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.