It’s all fun and games until someone starts shooting at you. Troubleshooting tells you in the name that there’s going to be trouble. And yet, there are entire departments in most companies that are dedicated to helping you do exactly that.

Somehow, trouble always seems to find me. I didn’t start trouble, mind you. It was there when I got here.

You know what they say, right? Trouble: easy to get into, hard to get out of. It’s why you have to be careful about getting into too much of it. Otherwise, you’ll never really get out of it.

The easiest troubleshooting is when your computer is malfunctioning. You just turn it off and turn it back on again. That almost always takes care of the problem.

If only the rest of life was that easy.

I Tried to be Good…But I Got Bored

Think about it for a moment. The people who are the biggest troublemakers are the ones having the most fun. It’s hard to have fun if you’re following all the rules.

Being a troublemaker isn’t easy, though. Not only do you have to think about the kind of trouble you’re going to start, but you also have to deal with the consequences. That’s when it all starts shooting back.

Boredom is usually one of the greatest motivators for getting into trouble. If you’re anything like me, it started as a kid in school.

Sitting at a desk, listening to the teacher go on and on about organic chemistry or the civil war is enough to get anyone into trouble. Before you know it, you’re folding a paper football for your friend to kick into your finger goalposts. Or you’ve started a Tic-Tac-Toe game with the person sitting next to you.

Then, the teacher spots you. And you’re on your way to detention. How unfair. If only the teacher hadn’t bored you, you wouldn’t be spending Saturday locked in the school library.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

It only gets worse because detention is no longer off the table. If you get into too much trouble as an adult, you could be looking at getting fired, having your driver’s license revoked, or even spending time in prison.

Obviously, you want to find a nice balance between getting into trouble and breaking the law. Trouble=good. Law-breaking=bad. Are we clear on that? Good.


Free Advice to You Troublemakers Out There

Never take advice from someone who has not had your kind of trouble. If someone hasn’t gotten into the kind of trouble you’ve been into, they have no idea what they’re talking about. They’ll give you generic advice, and that’s not worth too much. “Don’t do it again” or “Take a walk instead of taking action next time” are not really going to help you stay out of trouble the next time an opportunity presents itself.

If you’re going to take advice from someone, they have to truly know the kind of trouble you’ve been into firsthand. They should be able to retell the stories as though they happened yesterday. Only then can you feel comfortable listening to the advice they want to share with you. Whether you choose to take that advice, however, is entirely up to you.

When you invite trouble, it is usually quick to accept.

Whether you’re in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Kansas, I have some more free advice for you. Find a place where you can get into trouble without facing trouble with the law. It will ensure that you’re not in the eye of the general public. And the police won’t be able to see what you’re doing. You won’t be disturbing anyone if you’re smack-dab in the middle of the woods, will you?


That’s what a pole barn is for. You can hide in it with all your friends, drinking beer and having a good time. It’s much better than getting busted for public intoxication, don’t you think?

Of course, barns have more uses than being a place to tap a keg. We’ll get to that in a minute.

There’s a reason why you can’t give yourself advice. Sophie Kinsella said it best: “The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is that deep down, you know it’s all bullshit.”



Here’s to the Movers, the Shakers, and the Mischief Makers

We all know that we’re movers, shakers, and mischief makers, so we might as well own up to that fact. Trouble finds us without any effort on our part.

We also know one simple fact: Bacon cannot solve all our problems. That’s what beer is for.

Of course, too much beer is always the problem. As is too much wine, whiskey, vodka…you get the point. But it makes sure that we don’t get bored, now doesn’t it?

Did someone say, “Fireball”?

When people tell me, “You’re gonna regret that in the morning,” I sleep until noon cause I’m a problem solver.

There’s another way that I’m a problem solver. I have turned to Sherman Pole Buildings for all of my needs in construction. From ag buildings to residential buildings to man caves, a pole barn can be built for it all. It’s a steel building that can be erected on any plot of land in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and even Kansas. And speaking of erecting, Sherman is known for its quality erections. That guarantees you won’t get into any kind of trouble with the construction of your dream building.

What you decide to do with your steel building is entirely up to you. All I can say is that when you reach out to Sherman, they’ll talk to you about all of the ways it can be personalized.

You’ll have a way to get into trouble within your own building. And when you don’t want to deal with shotty construction and other issues, these pole barns will ensure that trouble won’t find you.

Isn’t it about time that you do some proper troubleshooting? Go ahead and give us a call. We promise we won’t let trouble shoot back at you.

Big trouble