People Break Down Which Things They Can't Believe Still Exist In 2022
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With all of the advancements in every field over the century, how are some things still so behind?

Shouldn't we be in flying cars?

Why are we still fuel-dependent?

Who in the world is STILL listening to Justin Bieber?!

Redditor joyce_kapwanted to discuss the things we can't shake, even in this modern day. They asked:

"What can't you believe still exists in 2022?"

Somethings still make us feel like the stone ages. As far as we've come, is as far as we still have to go.

Sealed. Delivered.

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"Cereal bags that aren't re-sealable."

Brewer1056

"Bacon would also like to join this conversation."

CannonFTW

Hang Up

"Scam calls. Please make them stop."

Agitated_Pin_6145

"My job requires my coworkers calling ahead when they're 5 minutes away from the customer's house, and like 50% of people just don't pick up because of scam calls. The worker often has to call back into the office and have a call made from the landline that shows our business, even though we prep customers that they'll get a call from a local cellphone around X time."

boxjohn

Music Hell

"Ticketmaster. How in the living hell have they not had a decent competitor that charges lower rates yet?"

Taynt42

"Ticketmaster pressures artists to avoid venues that don't use Ticketmaster to starve out venues that try to go around them."

HanabiraAsashi

"John Oliver did a bit on this a few weeks ago. Long story short, TM forces the venues to use them, contractually (among other shady practices). Very hard for a well-meaning competitor to break in."

AdRevolutionary5298

"mark as read"

"Email attachment file size limits."

A-D-A-M-

"Back in the early days on dial up Compuserve, a girl sent me an email attachment of an .avi of the dancing baby, uncompressed. It was over 110MB."

"The email program wouldn't let you 'mark as read' until it finished downloading the message and attachments (this is like 1994). It took my entire month's allotment of internet hours to download the freaking thing. My point is that size limits help prevent stupidity, like Agnes in accounting accidentally emailing you their entire financial database."

wintremute

Bad Pop

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"Pop up adds. Like who still falls for that?"

DoggyMcDogDog

I hate you Ticketmaster! Why are they still a thing? ARGHH!

Live Forever

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"Keith Richards."

jayzedandconfused

"We need to start really thinking about what kind of world we want to leave behind for Keith Richards."

loopring1984

Poison

"McAfee 'antivirus.' That crap is malware, and has been malware for years...yet it comes preinstalled on almost every PC."

iLikeTorturls

"It offers little to no protection over Windows built-in security, while having a very very noticeable performance hit to everything. Plus, they increasingly use shady tactics to force their way in as bloatware and scare people into keeping it. Not as bad as Norton, though. McAfee is a giant waste, but Norton is horrific. McAfee had a place back when windows defender was weak, but Norton was never good."

cpMetis

A what machine?

"Fax machines."

eh_pinkachou

"I had to fax something recently for my son's surgery (Ontario, Canada). I couldn't mail it or email it, it had to be faxed. I don't own a fax machine or know anyone who does. I had to go to Staples and use an ancient fax machine there."

pui-puni

"At my workplace we still fax a good amount of stuff. It's 'more secure' than email in that is passes through less stuff because it's point-to-point, and not being stored/saved/copied by email providers, servers, anti-virus, or firewalls."

Nagohsemaj

paperwork...

"1040 forms. They know what I earned. A lot of people are not aware that the US tax code is the most byzantine and intentionally convoluted of all industrial nations. It doesn’t have to be this way."

Bullyoncube

"That’s because of Intuit’s (TurboTax) and H&R Block’s millions of dollars in congressional bribes - oops I mean Citizens United “ money is protected speech” bullcrap."

Practical-Artist-915

"Just think of all the people it would put out of work if we could do our own taxes??? People who provide no material value to anything. But paying to do your taxes creates more tax revenue!"

Reasonable_doubt_59

The Cult

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"Scientology is still a tax free 'religion' and people are still involved in cults. Even Tom Cruise is kinda distant from it now. Its pretty bad. It could be crushed now if there was a will."

gleep23

Edges

"Flat earth society."

CheerfulFlame

"They're hard to get rid of since they are all around the globe."

Cryogenic_Monster

"Falling off the edge is their biggest sphere."

grilldcheese2

SHARON!!

"Ozzy Osbourne."

UsernameTyper

"The general consensus among him and all his doctors is that it’s a legitimate medical mystery, bordering on impossibility, that the amount of drugs he’s done hasn’t killed him. He agreed to donate his body to science after he dies."

Lilpu55yberekt69

"I love the fact that he just accepted it and is gonna let them take his body for science. I wonder how accepting they are of people donating though. Like I have epilepsy so would I be able to donate my brain to further research on epilepsy?"

LePanda47

DC never ends

"Lifetime career politicians."

BubbaBass63

"My solution would be to have every one who goes to DC (executive branch, Supreme Court and Congress) surrender all their assets to the Treasury department. They can hold on to a single home, single car and $100,000 in household goods. All stocks and other assets will be liquidated and put in a managed fund account."

"When the Senators and Congress people are in DC, they can live in a dormitory and they can take their meals in a cafeteria where it's provided at taxpayer expense. We'll put a maximum age of 72 to be elected and they must leave office on their 76th birthday."

Catlenfell

Scammed...

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"Resort fees, especially at hotels that aren’t resorts. What a scam."

rr90013

"It kills me that some hotels say if you prove you live in the city you can get it waved. So it’s only a resort if you aren’t from there?"

United_Function_9211

Hey Liz

"Queen Elizabeth II."

WinstonChurchillin

"If Queen Elizabeth dies, the throne should die with her. The family is already in shambles, Liz has been queen longer than any of us and some of our parents have been alive, what's the point of going on after this? The 1000 year monarchy should end with the longest-reigning monarch. God save the queen."

WhyAmIFullOfTrouble1

WHY?

"Tables full of asbestos in schools. I understand removing asbestos from walls is difficult but it's a fucking table, it can't be that difficult to buy new tables and store the asbestos ones elsewhere until they can safely get rid of them. Why do you even need asbestos in a table to begin with?

JojoIsGayAndSoAmI

Not them...

"The Kardashians having a show."

MelloMejo

"The Kardashians are the worst role models. Their crappy guidance has caused a lot of mental health issues for my sister. Disney is freaking stupid for putting them on their network. Forget the Kardashians."

Schaufensterpuppe

"I'm of the opinion that the show is basically rigged to be as ridiculous as it is just to keep viewership, and while they're all plastic/fake, that's not how they are in real life. Then again, I recall reading Kim's mom leaked her sex tape or encouraged it."

stormhunter2

Going Forever

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"The Simpsons."

ZanderRan286

"At 33 seasons I think there are a fair number of writers who are not old enough to remember when the show started, if they were even alive at the time. I was Bart's age when the show started and now I'm older than Homer."

AlsoIHaveAGroupon

The Worst Scam of All

"Health insurance tied to your employment."

perfect_square

"Universal health care may or may not be the answer, but let's just make it affordable at least. I payed out of pocket, 1k a month for good insurance. Got blood work, got billed by the office, and then another separate lab bill for more. You have to pay a ridiculous amount per month, to pay mediocre copays, pay even more to meet deductibles/minimums, and then more for medications, blood work, or anything outside of getting your bp checked."

ChiknBreast

Let's hope 2023 makes some of these obsolete.

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