by Fred Haynes
Most of us work our fingers to the bone for a hard earned check. At the end of a day/week, people simply want to purchase goods and services, be it needs or wants, in a simple exchange and use the said product or service without incident.
But we know this is not always the case. Have you ever used a product/service but the packaging and functionality was flawed? It’s nothing worse than trying to open a package in 10 seconds but takes you 3-5 minutes to close it or you tear the damn package and/or contents in the process. Or you might have to use a blade to cut through hard plastic, unlock safety screws, untwist ribbons and snip bands. How are about when open something perishable, but there’s no way to save the unused portion without spending more money on storage containers? There are products than can be redesigned to reduce the manufacturing coat thus passing the savings onto the consumer.
For as long as bacon has been sold and consumed, the packaging is wack. Cut it vertically or horizontally, there’s no way close the damn thing, Put a soft ziplock thingy or a button on it. It’s probably just me, but my hands get greasy trying to put the unused slices back in the package. And if folk are going spend that much loot on bacon, give us our monies worth and make that inner flap bigger. I’m just sayin’.
I know I’m not the only who opens a loaf of bread and then instantly lose the twisty tie or clip? Most of the time, the bag ends up in tight ass knot…and then you damn tear it when trying to unknot the knot. Again, attach a soft ziplock thingy and spare us the pain of keeping up with the tie/clip. And stop putting those butt end pieces in there…nobody eats it anyway.
Ironing clothes since I was 7, I’m accustomed to using starch. But I have a bad habit. I sometimes leave the can on the ironing board when ironing. It subsequently falls and the spray nozzle breaks off…when that happens, the can is basically non-usable. I wouldn’t chance forcing anything out of a pressurized can. My suggestion is to use spray bottle-type containers with plastic nozzles. I can’t believe that I’m the only genius who has thought of this.
Before you turn your nose up, hear me out. Question: why is the toilet seat sit so damn high? I mean…how is a wheelchair bound person supposed to get on it? Not that I was looking, but at the bottom of a stall, I saw where a guy’s foot was weighted down to the floor by the medical boot and his other foot was dangling off of the floor. It couldn’t have been comfortable.
Years ago, I took some clothes into a cleaners, gave instructions on what was needed and I expected to receive a receipt and a pickup time. All I heard was…
CLEANERS: $30, please”.
ME: “pay now? Most cleaners charge when the clothes are ready for pickup.
CLEANERS: We’re not most cleaners
ME: If you took your car to the shop, would you put up front?
ME: Me neither! Now, I’ll take my business to another cleaners.
TOYS FOR KIDS
No explanation needed if you have kids.
AUTOMATED PHONE SERVICES
Trying to reach a “live” voice operator can be a hassle when speaking to a machine. The voice will state a list if options for your issue. Then it asks you to speak your responses. Then damn I, Robot will respond “I didn’t get that” because your response didn’t match the criteria or you breathe too hard/have background noise and it again it says “I didn’t get that. You can go on a marathon-long questionnaire list of Q/A with this “voice” for 10 minutes as it navigates you finally to the desired department, just so it can say “Our office is closed. Business hours are from 8-5”, but you called at 5:30. Why not just say from the jump that your office is closed?