Some years ago
I started thinking that we’d probably be better off if we’d all
buy paper clothes. With the high cost of dry cleaning it only seemed
to make sense to me if we’d just buy these disposable suits and
shirts and then just throw them away when they got dirty. Always
be in style; never have to worry about alterations. I think it’d
make a lot of sense in the long run. Watch and see, I’m probably
ahead of my time, in about fifty years, this will be the normal
thing to do. Have new clothes delivered to your door every month
Everything today is marketed around convenience. Go to the grocery
store. Look at the produce section. Why, you don’t have to cut up
carrots and celery anymore…. it’s already done for you. Stew meat
is cut into smaller chunks. Hamburgers come in individual patties.
Fruits and vegetables are sliced and diced and placed on platters.
Nothing is overlooked.
Look at our offices of today. Years ago, a printer for a computer
would cost you an arm and a leg. I can remember paying thousands
of bucks for some new printer because it was faster, better quality
or whatever. Today, they almost give them away. Printers are so
cheap it doesn’t make any sense to have one repaired, just throw
the old one away and start over. Same thing goes for fax machines.
They don’t cost anything these days.
So, how do they make any money giving them away? Simple, they give
them to you and then you have to buy the printer cartridge to keep
the thing printing. How long does a printer or fax cartridge last?
Not long enough to suit me. Are they all interchangeable? Not on
your life. Each one is different and each one is hard to find and
each one gets to be obsolete in about three months or so. I bet
every office in this country has a couple of spare printers and
fax machines laying around somewhere that can’t be used since they
stopped making ink cartridges for them some time ago. I tried buying
some of that fill it yourself ink supply kits to refill ours…you
won’t do this but one time. I haven’t figured out how to use one
and keep the ink from splashing all over me and anyone around me.
As far as I’m concerned these things are a disaster waiting to happen.
Hopefully someone else out there has had better luck than I have.
gadget trick I’ve noticed this past month or so is a swell looking
automatic coffee brewing machine that is just about free. So, how
could you go wrong on this one? I love fresh coffee. I think most
of us do. How can we get done in on a coffee pot? Simple, you have
to use these special coffee pellets to brew the stuff. So, how much
do these cost? I haven’t the faintest idea and don’t want to know.
First off I’m not going to put another thing on my kitchen counter
since we have entirely too many things up there now. Second thing
is that when I wake up in the morning I want some coffee and don’t
want to have to worry about some dumb special pot needing special
pellets or pods to make it happen. Not going to happen. I use regular
old coffee that will go into any pot.
They used to have a saying in the old west that went like this…”There
ain’t no free lunch.”
The bars and saloons used to advertise ‘free lunches’ but you had
to buy drinks before you got to eat. So, where did the free part
come in? There wasn’t one.
Nothing has changed; there still ain’t no free lunch. Look at those
printers and fax machines. Check the prices on that stuff you buy
already cut up at the grocery and see how much it costs to cut those
carrots and watermelon. I bet you can do it a whole lot cheaper.
Speaking of cheaper, can I interest you in saving some money by
buying my new line of paper clothes?
© Peary Perry
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