Oh dear – a day late – belated complaints:
I prefer to be aware, follow guidelines, remain calm and stress less.
Two days ago I counted the dots (33 of them) on my home page’s slideshow.
Some of the pages have more than one article (three to be exact).
If you find one of interest be prepared to fight off all the pop-up ads and requests
ranging in brightness from dull to absolute glare flashing at you.
To rid yourself of them one must locate the ‘X’ – ever notice how tiny the ‘x’ is?
Numerous articles contain statistics while others reader best look at top to find
if current within hours written. I read an update then noticed it was submitted
three days prior.
I’ve grown tired of the computer and all its’ glitches (wasted time to fix) only
it appears future holds demand for so much more to be accomplished online.
Once upon a time twas nice to speak with humans – now no choice other than
press menu buttons and sometimes face disconnection.
Pray someone explain to me how technology created to lighten the workload
managed to result in havoc and chaos.
The Monday Peeve #33
Most nights I like to enjoy a small bowl of ice cream (my only vice late in life).
Unexpected while waiting for the remainder of the container designed to look
like there’s a half gallon within (only 1.5 qt) I fell asleep.
I awoke near midnight (way too late to indulge in ice cream).
Some was melted – separated from a blob – a strange sight before my eyes.
I placed the container in the kitchen sink and unbelievable the next morn
little had changed – the blob was soft yet still a blob.
What happened to the name brand that once melted when the temperature
To think I’ve been consuming this dairy treat which contains preservatives
leaves me with an uneasy feeling.
So much for name brands and their higher prices!
The Monday Peeve No: 32
Topic of price gouging
Over the weekend I read an article posted on the internet.
The source was one I trust for truth – no fake news.
Caption of man sitting on 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and no place
to sell them.
It seems he and a few others who chose not to reveal their identities saw an
opportunity to make quick cash without concern for fellow humans.
Beforehand, lacking conscious, these gougers travelled store to store (even
to outlying areas) buying up entire supplies of surgical masks, hand sanitizers
Through online sellers they earned big bucks – one quoted a $25,000 profit
before being halted.
Personally I feel when you violate polices you should be punished by the
In my opinion, any person who profited via hindering public safety
precautionary measures (especially to elderly and other unfortunate
members of society) before the now sad Pandemic is a total disgrace
(polite word) to mankind.
Topic: store employees
I wonder if today’s grocery store clerks are taught how to bag groceries properly.
These employees do not take into consideration a customer’s age as all people
in their 60s and upwards don’t lift weights.
Laziness or sheer stupidity – never place too many canned goods in one bag.
Thus I opt for self-checkout and ‘double’ bag my purchases in plastic – the DIY
The Monday Peeve No: 25
Today’s suggested topic: videos
As with most internet searches the problem can be an overabundance of choices.
It bothers me when I plug in a search for an instructional video and those offered
are spoken in a foreign language and translation unavailable.
If fortunate enough to actually find what I’m looking for I face dealing with
rate of speed thus need pause and replay video several times.
I can’t take notes that fast.
Take me back to days of instructional booklets – those I could highlight,
reference back and no pestering request to pay for a subscription came while
My own personal peeve this morn is pop-up ads – you know those which block
the selected content which ‘you’ desired to read. These suckers come in all
sizes too – at times a person needs a magnifying glass to find the ‘x’ to
click them off.
Oh, wait – look another ad pops up.
Small wonder people are over-stressed.
The Monday Peeve No: 24