Remember????

Wow! Time/technology has changed...and not so much for the better!!!!!!!!!!
Please read and respond:
Remember any of of this stuff?
1. Remember when? When we got sick, we went to the doctor..right then! And they saw us! Now...you must book an appointment 2-3 weeks in advance for a regular MD....WHAT?????????? How do we know we will be sick then...if I am sick now...I will be REAL bad by then! and you cannot go to ER for things like a common cold or sinuses, as they look at you stupid and tell you to follow up with your primary care provider!
2. Remember when? We wrote! Actually wrote letters and stuff! I am all for technology and advances...BUT.....now we all e-mail, text, and social media!!! My handwriting skills have suffered greatly due to this!
3. Remember when? People--family and friends just dropped in out of the blue for a visit? It was a pleasant surprise! Now, you have to make an appointment with them too! For if you come by without notice, many get offended!! WHAT????
4. Remember when? A gas station gave us "service"! You could buy $1.00 of gas and they would check all fluids and air, and clean your windshield for you! Now....you buy $65.00 worth, they do nothing, and you rarely get even a thank-you!!!!
5. Remember when? Big bulk discount stores and grocery stores had "service"??? Now...check this out.....we buy stuff and handle it 6 times!!! 1. we place it in our shopping cart 2. we place it on the checkout counter--for them??? 3. we place it back into our cart 4. we put it in our vehicle 5. we unload it at home 6. we put it away........by the time we get to this stage, half the stuff is already worn out or starting to melt/spoil!!!!
6. Remember when? We got to look at stuff before we purchase it? Now....so much is online!!! I like online, do not get me wrong, but many things I like to "examine" before I purchase!
7. Remember when? We all used cash and/or checks to pay for stuff? Now it is a card, draft, or "online" too!!! (In my opinion, this is headed to a cashless society/mark of the beast!)
8. Remmeber when? There were paddlings and prayer in school??? No troubles then! But...they removed prayer and paddling....in return we have guns, drugs, cameras, officers, etc....in school! Yeah....stupid trade off!!
9. Remember when? Politicians told the truth? WAIT! Just kidding! That has NEVER happened and NEVER will!!!
GOD bless you all!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 

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solitudeisnear
solitudeisnear

Good post. Remembering that, I miss it too! Have wonderful day. Maybe write a letter. I get almost no letter back, but it feels good to write someone instead of using technology. Hugs,
LeoX3
LeoX3

Other than number 8, not much issue. I went ot Catholic school. We prayed ten-twenty times a day, paddled freely, and were just as good bad or average as kids from public schools. But boy do I miss letters, checks, service, and the joy of people not letting doors shut in your face when your hands are full.....
Think I\'ll write a note to a friend. I\'ll get an e-mail back, but hey. It\'s the attempt that counts!
bebu
bebu

lol I do remember most of them - some weren\'t all that great - most seemed to make life better
scg15223
scg15223

Add one more bro! I remember when I used to lift at Golds Gym in the 80\'s-90\'s and people actually TALKED TO EACHOTHER! We would spot eachother on the bench and bullshit about stuff while Metallica cranked on the Bose!

NOW, I go to LA Fitness. I bunch of iPod zombies walking around in there own stupid world while Britney Spears whines over the too loud speakers. Ask for a spot? It\'s like these idiots have not idea what a \"spot\" is! I\'m forced to become an iPod zombie so I can crank Metallica in my own ear to drown out the bullshit!

Also, back in the day we all wore sweat pants and a beat up sweat shirt including the women. Now the women AND the men are wearing freakin LuLu Lemon skin hugging pant all the exact same color.

I think humans are becoming iPods!!! Great post bro :)
hotdogalice
hotdogalice

great post....yes i remember all those....as some call them
\"the good ol days\" it used to be customer service and they were always right..
we owned a grocery store in the old days and we did it all for the customer carried grocerys to car and often even delivered it to there house...without extra pay or tip....thanks for the reminder...oh and for friends and relatives stopping in....that was great....these days are lonely
MaryTurk
MaryTurk

All that \"old\" stuff took the personal touch. I think people now days are afraid of \"the personal touch.\" They are so afraid they won\'t get any response back. Or they might get a response back then they will have to carry on a conversation!! OH, NO. OH MY!! Please don\'t make me!!!

I love it. I love to see how people react. They look up at me like a deer in headlights. Oh, forgot, that\'s an \"old\" saying.

I speak up, even in an elevator, just to watch reactions. People can be sooooooo fun to watch!!!!!
heatherhurts
heatherhurts

good questions
WyndWytch
WyndWytch

Wait you mean you don\'t schedule when you are sick.... I have been doing it sooo wrong my whole life :P I am fortuante since i go to a small clinic when i am sick, they see me that day, may be a few hours later, but same day. MY handwriting sucked to begin with so computers and such are a good thing... no one could read my letters anyhow. Never wanted people to just drop by personally. Even as a kid i told people to call first cause if i was busy i didn\'t want to have to drop what i was doing :P Of course i had to drop what i was doing to walk 4 rooms away to answer the one phone in the house and it had a cord! I really miss cheap gas... I will leave it at that. I don\'t mind dealing with the stuff myself at a store, mainly cause i just want out. Not there to chat, not there to hang, i want to be at home :P so yeah. Prayer in school i never agreed with in general. I was not christian and had many other friends in school who weren\'t and being forced to pray to someone elses god was very offensive to me, so i was kinda glad when it got removed from my school my first grade year, and they allowed us to stop saying god in the pledge of allegience and if you were not a citizen of the US you didn\'t have to pledge at all. Always seemed more fair for a religiously free and nationality free country. but that was me. Honest politicians... hmmm i suppose one may have told the truth one time for one statement, but i wouldn\'t know when or where. I assume everything they say is a line :P
deleted_user
deleted_user

Well being 57 I sure do remember all of them. I do tend to agree that most of them are dead on the money. I never did like going in a store and being asked a 100 times may I help you? I did not really like corded phones. Heck I remember party lines, and only having to dial 4 numbers! I also remember having only 2 or 3 TV stations. We would have to hold an turn the antenna for Dad to get the picture \"just\" right so he could see Ed Sullivan.
Now I sure do not miss that. I miss .25 cent a gallon gas and the guys that came out and pumped it for you, while checking the oil, and cleaning your windshields, all included, while you sat in your car.

Now do not get me wrong I did not grow up with Computers in Schools. We also did not have calculators in class. I did not even have computers in College.

I did not know that they had taken God out of the Pledge to the flag and do not agree with that. INMHO nothing to do with being a Christian? Just maybe this country needs more of that any way though? Again my opinion.

I just got back from Church and my Faith is one thing that has held me together in my very darkest of times.

I also remember a time when you could buy Made in the USA products? This is one area that I think we as a nation need to really get back to, but It will never happen. We also owe to much money to other nations.

All of the above is my thoughts and just my thoughts. Not intended to hurt anybody or make anybody upset.
Julie111
Julie111

Cute. On that thought here is a quote that I just read this morning:

The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years
have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and,
in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.
~Henry Ford II, a long time ago~