Dismissing criticism with workarounds


With apologies to Douglas Adams:

OP: This new feature is so irritating! Every time I press return, a glove slaps me in the face. WHY!?

Reply Guy: Errrr/uhhhh/ummmm, you do know that you that can disable it by going to the planning office with a map and a flashlight, and opening the door marked “BEWARE OF THE LEOPARD”?

OP: Thanks, but even if that always worked, I’m asking why it’s the default. My face hurts.

Reply Guy: You can just disable it! I don’t understand.

OP: I think you do.

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