Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Speed Limits are a Joke! (and so is current-day merchandise)

At least around here, they are. I drive Rt. 540 (outer beltline) frequently. The speed limit is 70 MPH....but I tell you....if you are not going 75-80.....you will be run down. Are you finding that to be true where you  live? I have also noticed too many people passing on the right, or on the left in lanes that are for turning. Yesterday, a woman came from behind at a great rate of speed, passed me in a left-turn lane, passed in front of me and went two lanes to the right all in the space of 2 minutes. I was flabbergasted. This was just after 3 pm, when schools were letting out and traffic was getting busy. 

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I have written before about how towels and sheets were so much better quality when I was growing up in the 50's. In fact, I am still using towels that were my moms (and some are marked with my name (used at summer camp), so I know they are over 60 years old. They are in better shape now than some I had bought in the 90's.

Plastic hangers are another commodity that are made much more cheaply then they used to be. I have some older hangers that were my mothers, and they are noticeably stronger than more modern ones, which break easily. You can tell to look at them which is which.

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What modern-day conveniences/merchandise cause you grief? 


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