The bottom switch selects the quantity of coffee desired, either a) the smaller quantity of 3 or fewer cups or b) the larger quantity of 4 or more cups. The problem is with the light on this bottom switch. When would you expect the switch light to go on, for the smaller quantity or for the larger quantity?
If you said that the light goes on when the switch is set to the larger quantity of 4 or more cups, you would be wrong. The quantity light ONLY goes on for the smaller quantity, three cups or less. It does NOT go on for the larger quantity, 4 or more cups.
Why is this confusing? People naturally expect
to be associated with more light (light on)
and less coffee to be associated with
less light (light
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