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Watch Infomercial Actors Struggle to Do Basic Tasks

Washing your hands never looked so difficult.

If we are to take infomercial scenarios at face value, then we are a highly under-evolved species who can’t handle even the most mundane task, like the mechanics of putting on a pair of shoes or reaching for a bar of soap.

In a compilation produced by the YouTube channel AmazingLife247, a narrator who’s partial to speaking in limericks says, “We’ve all done this” over footage of an infomercial actor dealing with a dilemma that no one seems to struggle with, such as: How is that laptop supposed to stay on your lap? How do towels work? HOW?

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