The year 2020 has brought us a slew of new headaches and hoops to jump through, all in the pursuit of efficiency.
Unfortunately, efficiency is often just code for 6 tabs open on my smartphone, a forgotten password, and that same smartphone untimely end upon being launched into a nearby concrete slab.
But it wasn't always like this. There was a time when human hands, pens and paper, and eye contact held sway. Sometimes this was, no doubt, cumbersome, and the new virtual alternative is absolutely a step up.
But sometimes the change to a new, supposedly streamlined way has merely added 3 unneeded steps to do a simple task.
Whippin' It Old School
Whipped cream. Just learned how to whip my own - not only is it ridiculously simple, it makes that canned stuff taste like a joke. Plus you can add chocolate powder to it when you whip it yourself.
Seriously people... whip your own cream.Giphy
At Least I Got a New Username Out of the Deal
old: send your resume, if it's a match they get in touch.
new: send your resume, fill out all the information in your resume on our custom site so that you can apply to 1 job and then we will never get back to you even with an automated response, thanks for taking 30 minutes to do all the inane bullsh*t tho.
That App Needed a Few More Dry Runs
Apparently paper ballots.
Sucks to be Iowa right now.
Where'd the Drama Go?!
Arguing about things in a bar. Now it's just opinion 1, opinion 2, Google to see who's correct. Light-hearted arguments used to last for hours on end.Giphy
One Edge, No Fussing
Shaving. I always had problems with shaver burn and with the expensive brand name razors. Then I tried an old fashioned 1 blade safety razor and my morning routine changed forever, for the better.
Those Were Simpler Times for Whackin' a Guy
Murder investigations. None of this silly fingerprinting or DNA or surveillance or forensics.
You used to murder someone, dig a hole in the woods and they wouldn't be found for centuries, much easier to get away with.Giphy
Why I'll Never Be a Blacksmith
Most people I speak to feel they learnt more from their first job than from the actual college courses. A training program followed by an apprenticeship sounds amazing to me. Less expensive, incredibly hands-on and to the point.
Trigger Finger at the Blender
Analogue dials and sliders to adjust settings on appliances!!! They're so much better than the infuriating "digital" way of having to repeatedly press a button over and over to change things such as volume on a stereo or grind size on a coffee grinder.
The Fog Machine Stock Has Taken a Serious Hit
I work in VFX and let me tell you, as good as we are, as advanced as the programs have become, and as amazing as some of colleges have proven to be nothing replaces actual light and textures on real environments.Giphy
Set for the Nuclear Winter
Our grandparents canned what they could can from their own vegetable and fruit gardens.
All winter long, the canned veggies and fruit tasted so much better than what you get in the can today.