This is the dial on my toaster:
For whatever reason, my whacked-out brain says that the all-white image of the toast is dark because it is colored in. Yes, I know, it's colored in WHITE, but my head says that's dark. I've decided I need a little memory device to help me get it right:
I guess as long as I remember that, I don't need to come up with anything cutesy that rhymes with "dark." But I'll try to keep this in mind:
Even if I get the symbols right, I have an additional problem. Sometimes I reverse the dial, pointing the larger section at the level of toastedness I desire. Yes, I realize that there is an arrow on the knob, and that I should point that arrow at what I want. But looking down at the toaster, with the glare... yeah, I know, it's a poor excuse. But nonetheless, I've wrecked perfectly good bread due to my inability to recognize a small, white triangle.
I've decided that my inability to sort this out is a cute quirk, and a sign of my overwhelming genius in other, more important subjects. Perhaps I am some sort of savant in some other area of expertise that I have simply not yet discovered. Right?