What did we do before the beeps !!!!!

JAG009

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Sep 20, 2010
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Why does everything have to beep!! or bong!! these days ,press the buttons one the washing machine it beeps ! micro wave it beeps ! , tumble drier it bongs , cooker it beeps !! ,,,, I know when I have pressed a button it does not have to beep ,or bong to tell me!!! :rant::rant::rant:

Anyway rant over ,:rant::rant::rant: what annoys you about modern living
 

Johnnyboy1971

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Dec 24, 2010
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Bloody TV. Cost me a fortune every month and all I get to see are children's programms.
Mobile technology, ok it works and makes life easy but over the years it has made me lazy.
 

British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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The idea that "recycling" is a green thing to do.

Re-using
is the sound thing to do.

No glass jar should be recycled when all it needs is washing out and a new lid.

Whilst we are at it, if the EU want to standardise things, why not standardise jar lids to maybe two sizes. That would make replacement lids simple.

years ago things were re-used and repaired. But nowadays people are too idle to do this - and then complain about the cost of everything!
 

John Fenna

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All of the above!
Plus the idea that everyone needs lots of "stuff" .. the riots at Tesco for cheap tat on "Black Friday" epitomise this!
 
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Gill

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Drives me nuts Jason , my washing machine plays a wee tune when its finished ,the fridge door starts beeping if left open for more that a few seconds ,the tumble dryer beeps all the time ARGGGGG .:yikes: and these allegedly fast boil kettles I think they just make a lot of noise from start but the boil time is the same haha
 

xylaria

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
''Planned Obsolescence'' -- better known as making things with a deliberately reduced lifespan to maintain sales.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence

A hundred years ago singer had unbreakable sewing machines. My sewing machine is as old as my mother. I had been through six sewing machine younger than me before I learned that about planned obsolescence.

My other modern life bugbears are toiletries. Toxicological complicated to sell what you dont need but are told you want. Most stuff can becreplaced with mild hand soap and olive oil.
 

wandering1

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Aug 21, 2014
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Ironic
Our cooker beeps
The washing machine plays a tune at the end of each cycle
The tumble dryer plays a tune
The food nuker beeps
superstores Shopping centres big enuf to get lost in
Office jargon
All these things to drive me potty


I still remember my gran using a mangle
 

demographic

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Apr 15, 2005
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The idea that "recycling" is a green thing to do.

Re-using
is the sound thing to do.

No glass jar should be recycled when all it needs is washing out and a new lid.

Whilst we are at it, if the EU want to standardise things, why not standardise jar lids to maybe two sizes. That would make replacement lids simple.

years ago things were re-used and repaired. But nowadays people are too idle to do this - and then complain about the cost of everything!

Standardising beer bottles would be a good start. And pop bottles.
 

Harvestman

Bushcrafter through and through
May 11, 2007
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Advertising. I would like to be able, just once, to go somewhere or do something without someone profiling my actions and trying to sell me something that I don't want on the basis of them.