Many laughs come from people saying or doing stupid things. Most of the stories are told about other people, although if the story teller were hooked up to a lie detector I imagine we would all have to admit to some funny goofs of our own.
When the Air Force sent me to avionics school (aircraft electronics) in 1977 some of my first lessons about troubleshooting systems included looking for the seemingly obvious things that are often overlooked by users. I’ll give you a few here, and maybe help you avoid looking dumb to the techno geeks.
Step one; do you have power? Is it plugged into electricity, or are good batteries installed?
Step two; is it turned on?
Step three; is it intended to do what you’re trying to accomplish?
Step four; is it properly configured (settings, connections, etc.)?
A fellow fulltime RVer and blogger Nick Russell posted some funny stories and there were more added in the comments. For your reading pleasure and possible LOL and ROTFL follow this link: http://gypsyjournalrv.com/2012/07/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/