20 Completely Pointless Things That We All Do Without Realizing Why

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18. Triple-locking your car, just in case

Yes, your car is definitely locked. No, you don’t need to press the lock button 15 more times, just to make sure. But we all know you’re going to anyway. It’s just one of those paranoid tendencies we all have.

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17. Repeatedly hitting “clear” on a calculator

Who really knows what a calculator stores in its virtual memory? Nobody, that’s who. And of course, nobody wants to go through a complex calculation only to find that the device has retained every single addition, multiplication and subtraction you’ve ever put in there. Best keep pressing “clear.”

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16. Pushing the remote buttons harder when the batteries are dead

It’s not like your batteries are just lazy and need that little extra push to activate. No, your batteries are dead. And you know full well that squeezing those buttons as hard as you can is going to have no effect. But you do it anyway, of course.

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