Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

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Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Elizabeth1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:33 pm

Hello everyone, i lost my account information for my other username so I'm using this. I hope this is OK. I would like to ask has anyone else here had issues with earphones and/or zips? I have just had a memory of when I was young around infant school age, where I couldn't figure out how to do zips. I know a lot of kids struggle around this time but once I learnt to zip my coats up I always broke the zips by zipping them up and then getting the zip caught in the rest of the material near the zip. This jammed the zip. Then I had to lift the coat off my head to get it off. This still happens occasionally now. More recently I have nearly broke a zip on a purse my getting the zip jammed up with either the material or the notes inside. I ended up tearing the note.

As I got older around my teens and since my teens I have a habit of breaking the ear part of the earphones accidently. The main problem I have with wired earphones is I somehow always manage to tangle them up. I can untangle them but soon after there are loads of notes in them making the hard to wear. It's as though they tie themselves in knots.

What I would like to know is does anyone else here do these things?

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Tom fod » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Lizzie1991?

Or are zips not as well made?
I do occasionally have zip issues and managed this back at the close of last year where I had to ask someone at work for help to get my coat off. I'm nearly 43 FFS! I think like me, you're super hard on yourself This fuels anxiety.

I've had to buy my last two new coats because the zip has started coming away from the coat at the bottom of the run.

Head/earphone cables get tangled for me and because it is a faff to untangle them I suspect we disproportionately probably think it is just us? Is it because we have a tendency to shove them in a pocket or bag in too much of a hurry? I tend to favour in-ear but with a headband as otherwise they just won't stay in.

I also seem to wear out shoes at an alarming frequency.


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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Elizabeth1 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:05 am

Hi Tom, yes it's Lizzie1991, if this account gets deleted will this thread disappear or stay up? Also you mention we shove or earphones in our pockets, that's something I've done for a while. Is it typical of dypraxic people to do that? Only recently I've tried to get myself into the habit of actually using a purse often. I usually shove all my money, phone ( I usually just walk around holding that in and outside of the house)

I also find I can't wear long sleeves at the sink as they always get wet, I splash water over myself if I cup my
hands to wash my face. I seem to wear out shoes too and the bottom ends up scruffy with holes in.

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Tom fod » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Lizzie

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I don't think we can say that it is exclusively a dyspraxic thing. However, I would venture that it is certainly typical of many of us, We're often happily in our own world then the demands of living mean we have to rush to stow headphones away, only to find they're in a tangled mess when we come to retrieve them again. Ditto we have to go out and we're panicking a little so zip our coat up awkwardly jamming the zip in the process. Remembering we have long sleeves and/or to roll them up before we use the sink so as to avoid them getting wet, is again probably quite typical of many. but not necessarily an exclusive thing.

People complain we're too slow and this heightens our anxiety and increases the chance of things going wrong. Thus we're caught in a vicious circle. I think its important that we are able to do things at a pace that is more comfortable/suitable for us, but alas that is often not possible. Accepting that we are different is a difficult thing and I think sometimes we can be just as unfair/impatient with ourselves. We ought not to be.

I'd venture that men's shoes are generally a bit more sturdy, but then they generally don't need to look pretty.
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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by firemonkey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm

I've had trouble with coat zips before. Then a year or so ago I bought a couple of zip up cardigans with zips that stubbornly refused to budge no matter how hard I tried . I ended up dumping both of them.

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by allesandro » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:07 am

Had exactly the same problem for most of my life. i don't currently use earphones, and I've finally mastered the art of zip, but for the better part of my life I would ruin jackets with zips, and it was cost prohibitive to replace the entire zip.

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by jelly1000 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:39 am

Yes and yes! Re zips I've broken zips on several bags, had to get shopkeepers help me out when I wanted to buy something and couldn't get my purse out because I'd jammed the zip. Don't wear coats with zips any more so thankfully no issues there, just buttons that fall off which I have to ask my Mum to sew on. With headphones I'm always having to untangle mine before I can put them in, thankfully not broken them though.

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Hedgepig » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:20 pm

You mean both of those things aren’t normal, everyday issue everyone has to deal with? :-s

Because both of those things are basically my life. If you were to do a montage of my day to day living an extortionate amount would be me wrestling with zips and getting tangled up in my headphones

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Tom fod » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:42 am

Maybe we just feel disproportionately affected8-)?
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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Dan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Earphones and stuff getting tangled is absolutely normal. It's just entropy, ie. the tendency of things to go from an ordered state to a disordered state over time, and as there are way more ways wires can be tangled than untangled, entropy inevitably makes them tangled. It may be slightly worse for us, but it affects everybody. You should see the mess of wires next to my computer, although obviously I have dyspraxia too. :P

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by MusicL22 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Dan wrote:Earphones and stuff getting tangled is absolutely normal. It's just entropy, ie. the tendency of things to go from an ordered state to a disordered state over time, and as there are way more ways wires can be tangled than untangled, entropy inevitably makes them tangled. It may be slightly worse for us, but it affects everybody. You should see the mess of wires next to my computer, although obviously I have dyspraxia too. :P
When I was younger and even now I have always had piles of wires tangled up all over the place as if by themselves. Sometimes I can untangle them and other times I can't.

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Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

Post by Philip » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:39 pm

Now again I get my Zip caught in the teeth. I dont have to worry about earphones as I dont listen to music when I out and about I prefer to kick my eyes on the road and look out for people trying to chat me up.

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