Last week I bought a small portable radio from one of our well known discount chains.
Brought it home and went to plug it in. The points on the plug were much too thick to go into the power point. Tried repeatedly. Tried on several different power points. Absolutely no way that plug was going to go into any of my power points.
Indulged in some fairly colourful cursing about ***** foreign countries manufacturing their cheap ***** junk: and then **** cheap *** retailers having the effrontery to sell useless products etc etc. Continued for at least half an hour feeling really irritated that I was going to have to take it back to the shop for a refund.
Went back to the shop today, having worked up a fairly healthy tirade regarding "how can you sell such useless goods to an unsuspecting public, so inconvenient to have to bring it back etc etc", went to the Service Desk fully armed with all my indignation, pulled the radio and its attached cord out of the box and started on my rant.
The teenager behind the counter smiled politely and pulled the protective plastic covering from the prongs of the plug!!! He was charitable enough to say that lots of people made the same mistake. All I could do was apologise for being so stupid and slink quietly away.