I fancied toasted bagels for breakfast. Not too tricky, you might think, just cut them in half and pop them in the toaster.
However, we were staying with a friend, I've already stated how dextrous I am with cutting things, we were in a foreign country and I couldn't understand the oven!
Ok, we were in the US, so I shouldn't have had language problems, but I was looking for the toaster / grill, but I could only see controls for the oven and the broiler.
I pressed buttons, I turned knobs, but eventually I admitted defeat. I couldn't get the damned thing to cook bagels from above.