Digital telly - I was trying to find out the tennis AND the cricket score on my telly, and it wouldn't let me because the BBC text function barely ever works. Oooh! The red button let's me watch Euro 2012 highlights!
With Teletext or Ceefax there would have been NO PROBLEM.
Modern bike pumps - you know, the ones that sort of vacuum clamp themselves on to the nozzle thing so you have to hold the pump perpendicular to the wheel or else you'll bugger your inner tube, and then when you're finished you have to yank the bastard thing off and you get all grubby from the tyre and stuff.
With an old fashioned fabric-straw type screw-on job there would have been NO PROBLEM.
Modern office building windows - Big heavy bastards that you can't prop open. Supposedly easier because you just open them and they stay open, unless it's even slightly windy.
With an old fashioned window with a little arm/prop thing to hold it open there would have been NO PROBLEM.
(Consider yourselves lucky that I've bundled these three great thread ideas into one thread, and thrown in a top quality potential catchphrase at no extra cost. You pricks.)