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Bad Inventions

Galenical Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:56 PM
I am totally with Ann on the lack of "ringer-off" function on cordless phones. Both of mine do not have such a basic function. That said, since I work nights, I use my gun range ear plugs. A lot. A bit of sweet oil -I'm an old school RPh- (olive oil) in the ear canal aids insertion and removal. I also despise motion sensor bathrooms. Wave the hand for 0.75 seconds of cold water, 4 inches of towel or 30 seconds of dirty air (if they don't clean the filters, the blown air is loaded with germs). Dishwasher? Don't use the damn thing. I would if it actually cleaned the dishes. And can we give her a break? A one week respite from politics? I'm in a bit of a funk of despair, too. I am tired of being disappointed.

I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions.


Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it.

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