Monday, November 24, 2014

I Was Born At the Wrong Time

I was not made for smart phones or texting.
I was not made companies keeping you on the phone for ten minutes punching buttons just to get to a live person for one should be simple question.
And once you get to a live person, they ask you all the questions you had to type into the phone.
And you can barely understand them.

I am tired of companies robo calling me.
But, I also miss when dr.'s offices would call with a reminder.
Most don't anymore.
The ones that do have gone to automated messaging.
I think I would rather have no call.

I hate self-checkout.
Someday every place will be that way.
Like full-serve and self-serve gas.
Let's just do their work and pay the same amount of money.

Except at first, self-serve gas was cheaper.

Stretchy jeans are the bane of my existence.
If I had no butt, I would buy men's jeans.
They don't have to put up with them.

I miss cash.
You know that green stuff that some places don't accept anymore?
I find it nice to have a big wad of cash.
Actually, I assume it would be nice.

But, if I were born in a different era, I'd probably know.

You can argue that I would make less, but we all know that argument is invalid.
Wages have been stagnant for years.

I am not sure when would be a good time for me.
I just miss simplicity.

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  1. I don't think I've ever found a place that didn't take it. Except maybe Redbox

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    1. Adam, some doctor's clinics around here don't. The reason they give is that they aren't allowed to keep change so they won't accept cash.

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  2. Regarding texting, I can't do it. It takes a day to send a text. Then I discovered the microphone! My Android has one also.

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    1. Susie, I think my niece's phone has a microphone. I would just rather talk to someone. But, I think that is also why I never hear from some people. They text all the time and think it's too bad that I don't.

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  3. Amen in triplicate to all that.
    O where is the yesterday I remember so well?
    Hang on, weren’t there other complaints? Just as valid?

    Might as well put up with it.

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    1. Friko, there is nothing else we can do.

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  4. I don't miss disco.
    But, I miss brown hair.
    I don't miss gas lines.
    But, I miss being able to stay awake past nine.
    I don't miss polyester clothes.
    But, I miss having toes that don't cause a stampede at the beach,
    I don't miss standard transmissions.
    But, I miss not having to sit down to pee.
    I don't miss Mrs. Penwasser #1.
    But, I miss...oh, I've detected a trend.
    I'll miss it when I won't be able to do that.

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    1. Al, my former BIL always had to sit to pee. He had curvature problems. And I never could get the hang of peeing standing up.

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  5. Hi Ruth, I'm dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope this finds you enjoying a relaxing first day with many more to follow.

    I've missed you out here - I hope all is well. Drop me a line if you feel like it - I'd love to hear how it's going. Cheers, Jenny

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