Things that I miss: Part three
Published 7:00 am Friday, August 29, 2014
As the years go by and I look back on all the things we had and enjoyed decades ago, I have come to realize just how much I miss them.
I have assembled a partial list and hope that many of you will recall these same items and some of you “youngsters” will learn a little something.
Back to the movies for a moment, I miss being able to hear only the sounds coming from the theater speakers. People who want to visit with each other or make and receive phone calls should go elsewhere instead of to a movie. A good thing about drive in movies was that you could control the noise level in your car and turn the speaker as loud as you wanted. That is if you were actually interested in watching the movie.
I miss the majority of products and merchandise in stores being made in the USA. When one of the big national chains remodeled a while back, I wrote a letter to their home office and told the CEO that while they were moving things around, they should put the imports on one side of the store and the USA products on the other side and see which side got most of the action.
I miss being able to communicate with people and not have to try and figure out all the cutesy abbreviations and terms. Youngsters and older persons who use those cutesy abbreviations will be in for a big surprise when they get out into the real world and when they go on job interviews. They will not have an adequate vocabulary to properly express themselves.
I miss being able to operate a TV or kitchen appliances or a car radio/CD player/stereo without first taking an electronics course. To watch a DVD in my home, I have to use three remote control devices.
One that came with the TV and the one for satellite and the one that came with the DVD player.
And finally, I miss the days that we could change the batteries in a flashlight without all the government warnings telling us to wear safety goggles and acid proof gloves. (This may be a slight exaggeration but you get the point.)
There are a lot of “so called safety warnings” that make no sense whatsoever.
That additional info on packages or instructions inside the package are just one more thing that increases the cost of the item.
By Jim Towler