It's normally the latter, a lot of the tech in our lives just asks for one small moment of your time for a recharge, or one afternoon in a year, but it's just too much. Here are ten tech things that we just never get around to doing.
When Tech Goes Bad
1. Cleaning out the fridge properly
If you were to melt the huge ice caps deep at the back of your sub-Smeg you’d find intrepid explorers lost to the ages. Noble condiments such as cranberry sauce and Fortnum’s whiskey mustard (went AWOL around Christmas 2002), eccentrics like anchovy paste (MIA since 2008) and chilli piccalilli (presumed dead since 2006). Finally, there’s the old guard: cucumber, leaking out of his plastic wrapper, blackened with frostbite, and individual peas, studded in the ice like ammonite fossils. The little plastic spatula provided with the fridge for defrosting duties just doesn’t really cut it…
2. Getting rid of tech boxes
You never know when you might have to move house in a hurry, so it makes sense to keep the packaging materials for things you buy. Unfortunately, with your kitchen cupboards stacked high with boxes for fondue sets, slow cooker, juicer and your old toaster, not to mention every set of wine glasses ever bought, and several rooms filled with packaging for tellies, stereos and PCs, you’re going to have to move sooner rather than later.
3. Getting fit
As you look at your bloated belly before going to bed you sigh and commit to buying an exercise bike. Trouble is, when you look at yourself again in the morning you’re slimmer than you’ve even been! Hurrah! One sip of water later and BOOM! It’s time to change into a different shirt, lest your workmates think you’ve swallowed a bowling ball. Repeat until death.
4. Winning on Amazon
One day we will get round to going through all 900 pages of “Recommendations for you”, ticking off the ones we’ve already got and giving star ratings. One day we’ll get round to chasing the Manic Street Preachers CD we ordered in 2006 but which never arrived. But not today.