February 10, 2011 5 Comments
This weekend I took the current Mrs Simms out for a slap up meal. We were with another couple that we have known for some years. Early into the evening, the female contingent turned the conversation around to the things that we two long-suffering husbands do that really annoy them!
So after 30 years of marriage I found out one or two home truths, for example…..
The menu test.
Apparently it really annoys my wife (and I quote)
“….that you never just read a menu, you have to criticise it and pick holes”
I explained that it was due to the tester in me.
That got me thinking, what are the other things I do that make me know I am a tester?
How do I know I am a tester?
In my list (which are true) it would include;
I Know I am a tester when I get in a lift on the third floor and try to press the buttons for the second and fourth floor at the same time, just to see what happens.
I Know I am a tester when I decide to take the road sign literally and attempt to “use both lanes”.
I know I am a tester when I always read the terms and conditions before hitting submit.
I know I am a tester when there is not a single gadget in the house I have not had the back off just for a look (another of the things that annoys my wife apparently).
I know I am a tester when I hear my self saying “I know, but I just want to see what happens if…..”
I know I am a tester when I decide to see how long I can remain in the same relative space on a moving escalator.
I know I am a tester when I spend three unpaid hours reviewing a website I have just visited, just because I stumbled across one little bug.
I know I am a tester when even though I have no detailed knowledge of a subject I still have an extremely strong and often opposing opinion.
What’s your problem
I would be keen to hear from others about their traits or personality disorders they have that mark them out as a tester.
I would also be keen to discover if I am totally alone in some of my actions, or do others do the same thing?