Statutes of limitations (aka limitations of actions) drive people crazy. Pro se litigants think it should be easy to find out how long they have to decide whether or not to sue someone, but the reality is … statutes of limitations drive people crazy, especially those with linear, literal personalities or those who think the law ought to be what it says it is. Ha ha ha.
(Remember, the Golden Rule of Lawyering: If you read only what is written in the statutes, the cases, and the constitutions you will be absolutely wrong about what the law is.”)
An example, and bear in mind that ORS 12.220 has been around since 1961 (amended in 2003):