Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The times they are a changing
So now we have the elimination of Saturday mail service. Can't seem to recall getting a bill on a Saturday. They always seemed to arrive on Fridays just before getting a paycheck. In one hand and out the other as I always say. You can pretty much see where this is all headed. Companies will force you to do everything on line. Simple at first with offers of reduced rates and discounts. Then once they have you trapped they start adding little hidden fees even though your bill is untouched by human hands or viewed by human eyes for that matter. All costing the company almost nothing and let us not forget their wonderful customer service outsourced to a foreign land where semi english speaking people read from scripts and have no clue about you or even how the system works.
And now the lowly iron is being kicked out of Monopoly. I seriously can't remember the last time I played the game but it's the principal of the thing. I didn't mind getting the iron. It was an easy piece to maneuver for small hands, even had a handle. It's also amazing that they even sell many of these games today with the latest and greatest shoot em up video games as competition. But I guess there's emerging markets just ripe for this sort of thing. And those developing third world countries probably wouldn't know what do do with an iron if they saw one. Come to think of it I haven't seen one in years myself.