Gavin, our third Grandchild.
Some Assembly Required takes teamwork. The chief assembler and two helpers. The First Helper is the runner, they fetch tools, Valiums and band-aids. The Second Helper is the translator. They read the incomprehensible instructions and interpret the hidden meanings to the terms point A and Point B.
I never could understand why men would say choice words when assembling a piece of furniture or toy, until I put together a metal sheving unit by myself. After sweating profusely for several hours and saying a few curse words myself--I had a small metal shelf that wobbled; a few cuts and some leftover hardware.
"The very words, "Some Assembly Required", can fill an entire household with dread. "Honey Do" projects that require the translation of assembly instructions written in three or four different languages, have been known to cause a strain in the most solid of marriages.
Something always comes up missing no matter how careful you are. Those evil Styrofoam peanuts plot together to hide the last of the essential hardware pieces needed to complete your project.
If the assembler is slightly paranoid, they will be certain that this was intentional on the manufactures part. More resourceful individuals wisely keep a supply of duct tape on hand. Others will take everything out of the box, read the instructions and plot their strategy for the next six months.
We all have our methods of madness to get past those dreaded words: "Some Assembly Required". The storm of frustration will soon pass and the family dog will come out of his hiding place. Family relations will be healed as you sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor in front of your new entertainment center or home theater system.
No one will never know that you paid the neighbor boy $40.00 to get the project completed before your wife got home.