Monday, February 26, 2007

Incoherent Rambling

Ok. I'm just rambling here.

Some things that I've been wondering about..please don't go looking for any deeper meanings or parables....

So you pay $16 for a cd or $24 for a dvd and now you can't open it.
Don't you hate that?
First they tease you with this tiny little plastic string/tab that says pull here but you need to be an elf to get a grip on..and when you finally do get 2 fingers on it it just comes right off...the tab does..
So now u start scratching and clawing at the plastic...
The dept of Homeland Security should hire these people to secure our borders.
If they can manage to make a thin piece of plastic sooo imprenable..
So you get a kitchen knife..by now the jewel case is all scratched up..
When you finally get that off, you sit down with a sigh of relief, open the cd player..but wait a second they slap on one more obstacle..that thick plastic crazy glued on sticker ..just on the edge..at this point I usually just smash the jewel case to smithereens and go to iTunes and order the songs..

But honestly..thats childsplay compared to what gadget/toy/electronics/flashlight makers put you through to get into their products!
You literally have to use a chainsaw to slice through the thick plastic that surrounds the product. By the time thats open.. my hands and wrists look more cut up than a depressed goth teenagers...

Logically...if I swipe my credit card randomly at a cash register..shouldn't the bar come out on the right side 50% of the time?
I mean mathematically..
Why do I ALWAYS get it wrong?
It makes no sense.

How do Furniture stores get away with having "Going out of business" sales for years at a time??
Aren't there laws about these things?


These are the type of things I think about on long bus rides or in Shea Stadium..

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18 Comments:

Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

So what you are trying to say is that when you were a teenager and.....just kidding lol

February 26, 2007 7:34 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

you got me there with the furniture stores. going out of business sales for 10 years. How could they really get away with that???
There is so much to think about when you are staring out of a long bus ride. Let us know some more pondering thoughts :)

February 26, 2007 8:35 PM  
Blogger Paya Chadasha said...

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February 26, 2007 11:07 PM  
Blogger Moiy-rah said...

Its all part of the vast right wing conspiracy.

Hang in there... justice will be served in 2008- GO HILLARY!!!!

February 26, 2007 11:14 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

Hey, I was just thinking the same thing about that furniture store!

Must've been an intersting bus ride.
Next time, bring along a pen and paper and write something.
Or better yet, bring along your scratched up jewel case (minus the CD, of course) and contemplate the thank yous written inside.
:)

February 26, 2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger chav said...

hey, dave,

the consumer reports magazine has awards for the hardest to open products. they call it the oyster award.

uh, about the credit card probability thing, well, scientists are still working on why the butter side of the toast falls butter side down. murphy's law.

and if you're talking about the spanish guys standing up the 9 holding those signs for thhe sale, then hear, hear!

February 27, 2007 12:12 AM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

About going out of business... I used to pass a store nearly every day that was "going out of business" forever... then it did! I got the shock of my life when I walked past one day and it was gone!

And the credit card... I am usually the one being annoyed by other people's (read: foreigners who have been living in NY too long to look so green) slowness, but I sense distinct foot-tapping and throat-clearing every time I pull mine out.

And is there really an oyster award? I thought it was already unanimous that CD's are the world's most annoying package. Or has that changed ever since they started marketing that gadget that slices them for you?

I agree about homeland security, though-- actually I've seen several good suggestions along those lines, I could probably write a whole post just of the nominations.

February 27, 2007 12:33 AM  
Blogger JewishBiFemme said...

You call this rambling? We should get together and change the world.

I know what you mean. My husband and I were in the car on 5th ave near Compusa trying for the life of us to open some electronic. We tried keys,teeth,coins who knows what else. It was so hard to open. We noticed a little crowd that gathered near our car. They must of thought who knows what we were doing.

A chainsaw at the moment would have cleared things up .

February 27, 2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

There's an episode of everyone loves raymond, where he's trying to show his father how much better cd's are than records - and he can't get the cd opened. He's struggling with it as you described.
And out of curiosity - what have you been listening to lately David?

MH

February 27, 2007 10:08 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

Haha! I very rarely buy cds and when I do they're from a jewish place that barely seals them at all. Guess you gotta stick to only jewish music lol.

Moiy...Eww....Hilary?

February 27, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger Chaya said...

Now look at how they package light bulbs. Those delicate glass things are just stuck into some thin cardboard box...open at both ends...
But the flashlights REALLY need to be protected...

February 27, 2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

swfm...
lol..u better be

chaverah..
I'll keep u informed...have no fear

Moiy...
yup just read on her website her number 2 priority after healthcare is making cds easer to open..

the_dreamer..
when i have my laptop i do that..
as for the Thank yous...I've never reached that low yet..lol

Chav...
Those spanish guys..
Can you think of a mre demeaning job..?
Performing a function usually reserved for metal poles..

bas melech...
self fulfilling prophecy I guess..for that store..
I used t hear those sounds too..but I'm not convinced it's my imagination..(the throat clearing..foot tapping)

JBF...
Yes we should..enough is enough..
and your story is a perfect example of the consequences of these problems..
lol

MH..
Hey..where have u been hiding..?
Hmm I've been lstening to all kinds of music..especially Broadway..
Also going through a soundtrack phase of which Gladiator tops my list..

sara...
I'd slice my hand open before being stuck with contemporary jewish music..lol

Chaya...
lol..good point..

February 27, 2007 8:50 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

lol cute post...are the mets really that bad that you have all this time to ponder your rambling thoughts?

February 27, 2007 11:01 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Open...
Thanks
well..I cant stand them...so when I find myself at shea I either watch the planes take off from laGuardia or think...lol

February 27, 2007 11:11 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Sorta like "Sleepy's" groundhog day "One day sale"!

Beats me!

February 27, 2007 11:35 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Argh these darned plastics.
I haven't had to open one in years as buying a CD is of no use anymore.

And the buttered side of the bread is always the one to hit the floor

February 28, 2007 3:40 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

LV...
well this is also Groundhogs Day sale...like the movie Groundhogs Day where he keeps waking up to the same day...lol

Prag..
yea..I get most of my music online these days anyhow..

February 28, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

nodding bout the credit card one

March 09, 2007 9:26 AM  

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