Let's talk about toothpaste tubes. Who decided to change the tubes so that we can no longer squeeze the bottom and get 99% of the toothpaste out of the tube? Remember the good old days when the tube went flat?
I found a plastic thing that you can slip on the bottom of the tube and push it up as you go along. I now get at least 90% of the toothpaste out of the tube. If you don't have one of these little plastic things you're wasting a lot of toothpaste. The bad news is that these plastic things are hard to get on the end of the tube. I often have to get my son to do it for me because I don't have the strength in my fingers to get it on. That's VERY frustrating to me too. What was wrong with the old tubes???
Television sets are now VERY frustrating too. I'd like my TV to come on right away. I don't want to see the PLEASE WAIT message. I guess I'm an instant gratification kind of person. Waiting like that is not an improvement in technology. Here's a picture of our first TV set back in 1951. It's in the background behind my sister and me. It had tubes that had to warm up when you turned it on. I swear those tubes warmed up faster that the TV set I have now.
When my mother called Mr. Benny (or anyone else) she spoke to an actual human being. Does anyone remember those days?
There's only one company that I've dealt with in recent times that doesn't do that to me. I'd like to give a shout out to Chewy.com. I am in no way, shape or form reimbursed for my praise. It's genuine. I am a loyal customer and do buy kitty litter and pet supplies from them. Their customer service is excellent. A human being always answers the phone and an E-mail gets an immediate response. Why can't more companies do that nowadays?
Years ago it was always VERY frustrating to me when my grandmother would talk about the nickle loaf of bread, the penny postcard, etc. I couldn't understand why she was always living in the past. I'm afraid I've become my grandmother and that too is VERY frustrating.
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