Example 1: Below is a screenshot of the records displayed in the View "Open Opportunities".
Since I'm used to Topic being the first column, I inevitably click on Potential Customer by accident and end up looking at the Account record.
Example 2: In some cases, the link to the record may not even be on the view. The "Opportunity Products" (aka Line Items) subgrid on the Opportunity Form is a perfect example:
Quick Tip: Double-clicking in the blank spaces (highlighted below) will open the record!