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Why people think they are above having to read instructions

[I recently received the following e-mail... --DGJ] Dear Sir: I am presently working on a science fair project for my school. I found your article, Instructions: How to Write for Busy, Grouchy People. I was hoping you could expand on that a little more for me. I am in the 7th grade. My project this year is attempting to prove that 99% of people fail to read the following directions…