In this day and age of advancement, it's crazy how so many things leave our heads scratching.

Like how in 2022 is such and such still around?

Everyone in New York wondered that for the past decade until they took the final payphone.

I always wonder about companies that still make you send a fax.

Y'all have heard of email right?

RedditorPineapple_WarpDrivewanted to compare notes on why we think certain things and parts of life are not yet obsolete this late in the game of time. They asked:

"It’s 2022, what shouldn’t exist now?"

I feel like the list will be longer than we expect. We are still behind in certain ways.

lazy...

Bubble Gum Cartoon GIFGiphy

"People sticking gum on random surfaces instead of at least throwing it towards the trash can a few feet away."

iesharael

How is this allowed?

"'Convenience' fees to pay bills online."

Rude_Yam_9962

"Yeah or any 'additional fee' that’s required to buy the product or service. Advertise $100 but then at check out they add in service fee $25, convenience fee $10."

"Always at the last second too, usually right before you enter your credit card info. Wtf? How is this allowed? Just advertise $135 if that’s the price the customer is paying. Should not be allowed to bait a low price and switch with a higher one once the customer is already invested."

REDDIT

Can you hear me now?

"Not being able to get cell service is spots in my own home."

Haunting_Spot_8002

"A friend worked in Africa building homes for the people. He said there were bush men with spears and loin cloths with a cell phone clipped on the side. Middle of nowhere yet reception everywhere."

RedLeader7

"Most of Africa skipped land lines altogether and went straight to mobile. In the west, cell phones and mobile internet are a luxury, in less developed regions it's often the only way to communicate."

pixelbart

System Collapse

"Companies that create problems and sell solutions instead of solving existing problems."

draconic_oxalis

"This was the inevitable outcome of an economic system in which only those doing labor are allowed to have food and shelter, yet technology is constantly reducing the amount of labor that is actually necessary."

"We only get money for food if we are seen to be working on problems. Now we're having a shortage of actual problems so we must make artificial ones to keep surviving. If only we had UBI, all of these pointless industries would disappear overnight as no one wants to keep working these jobs they know are pointless."

snapwillow

Hang Up

Call Me Hello GIF by IDKGiphy

"Spam calls."

mstrss9

"I literally had spammers somehow dupe the phone number of my local council, it's scary just how close they can get."

Hazbro29

I HATE these SPAM calls. All hours of the day and night. I hate you!

Speed Up

Internet Mouse GIF by kotutohumGiphy

"Slow internet."

Necessary_Rule_8485

"We figured it out. Just that the companies are greedy and keep the money for themselves instead of upgrading infrastructure."

Unlucky_Clover

Paper Trail

"Junk mail."

furryShambler

"I know! Whatever happened with the Paperwork Reduction Act?"

Julie-Andrews

"in the U.S. you can reduce your junk mail a lot by going to.DMAChoice.org and OptOutPrescreen.com and filling out the forms for your address. I have reduced my junk mail by about 90% : FTC source"

FSMFan_2pt0

car-centric

"Having to spend 3 hours in traffic everyday."

CampaignAlternative3

"Because North American cities have over restrictive zoning laws that segregate cities based on type of usage and they build to a very low density and with car-centric development that makes it so everyone has to use a car to get anywhere."

houndog129

"It's not so easy to just 'find a job closer to home' for example I'll search on Indeed and the closest job in my line of work is like 2hrs away."

PhatShadow

It's Round

"Flat Earthers."

da_sylent

"So everything but earth Is round right? (according to flat Earthers) So as some members say it's like a frisbee in space. What if, bear with me... the reason the world will end is because a giant dog will catch us and kill everyone on earth by shaking the frisbee too much and cause floods and crap. Because if so, that's how I wanna die, letting a pupper have some fun with a fisbee."

viber223

Gross

understand john boehner GIFGiphy

"Child beauty pageants."

Heliouse66

"If I see a mother make her child do one of those, I WILL judge her."

EarwaxWizard

Can we work on eradicating these things? It's all well past expired.

Want to "know" more?

Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Never miss another big, odd, funny or heartbreaking moment again.

People Explain Which Things Would Be Better If They Were Slightly Shorter
Krists Luhaers/Unsplash

They say you can never have enough of a good thing, but we all know there's plenty of stuff that you'd like to just go, "Oh, no thank you" about and that would be that.

Unfortunately, that pretty much never actually works.

Try telling the electric company "no thanks" when the way too high bill comes, or just putting up a hand to decline work for the next week or so because you're just kind of over it.

Consequences and repercussions, folks. But you've got to admit some stuff would just be better if it was... less.

Keep reading...Show less

Life is a mystery full of mysteries.

Some we'll finally get, some will stay a conundrum forever.

Sometimes no matter how much we study or agonize over a piece of information, it just doesn't click.

But that's okay, we're all here to commiserate.

Keep reading...Show less
People Break Down How Attractive They Believe They Are
Photo by Andre Mouton on Unsplash

Beauty.

We all want to attain it.

Some people dedicate their lives to having it.

But who can say what is and is not attractive?

The older you get, the more serious and realistic you get with the topic.

And grapple with whether it really matters.

Keep reading...Show less

Humans rarely agree on anything anymore.

So it's refreshing when an agreement is reached among peers.

Even if it's usually about simple or dumb stuff.


Keep reading...Show less