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judochop's avatar

What modern convenience should never have been invented?

Asked by judochop (16099points) April 28th, 2008

Escalators are on my list.

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buster's avatar

drive-thru beer stores.

peedub's avatar

electric can openers

iJimmy's avatar

Value meals.

judochop's avatar

Oh Lord and another,
and might I add SPRAY ON BUTTER to this list as well as

Allie's avatar

Haha.. Peedeezy!, I was just going to do that. Damn.

judochop's avatar

Fo shame you diss the Rick Roll.

Breefield's avatar

Ack, I’ve been Rick Rolled 1 too many times now mister!

peedub's avatar

Maybe they should have never invented the Whine. :)

bearfair's avatar

Drive-through anything, not just beer stores.

skfinkel's avatar

I am not partial to air sprays of any kind, although I don’t know if they qualify as a “convenience.”

peedub's avatar

Yes, that reminds me: Fabreeze. Who likes this shit? Lysol almost smells better.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Electric Scissors.

Mtl_zack's avatar

festivus poles. only in seinfeld could this exist, but some douche made them real. leave it for the imagination. also, these things. makes you look like a dumbass, especial when you’re golfing.

shockvalue's avatar

either the easy step by smosh, or the iphone .

gooch's avatar

Cell phones- 1. I am addicted to my iPhone 2. It rings all the time I never get a break

El_Cadejo's avatar

i saw these on tv the other night and wanted to cry. I mean SERIOUSLY!?! someone thought hmm this is a good idea and then somehow convinced others that it was a good idea. WHY DO THESE EXIST!?!


peedub's avatar

Yeah, pretty much anything made by Guthy Renker.

solarisq's avatar

Microwave dinners

ljs22's avatar

I’m not very impressed with my swiffer, mostly because it just feels too wasteful when I use all those disposable sheets. I need to buy an old-fashioned sponge mop.

peedub's avatar

Really, I love Swiffering, and I really don’t know why. I also love the original Swiffer aroma (pre stupid Fabreeze).

Trance24's avatar

The tray table, the beginning of the end for family sit downs around the table. That and the robo vacuum, can that thing honestly clean what a normal vacuum can?

peedub's avatar

Movie theater “butter”

buster's avatar

i hate power steering and fuel injection. give me something from the era when it was hard to start a car when it was cold and hard steer but easy to work on. i want a 51 ford.

Mtl_zack's avatar

why is everyone bashing butter in this topic? butter is really good, but like all things, its only good in moderation.

Allie's avatar

Peedub: I hate movie theater butter. Ugh! Nasty.

peedub's avatar

I never bashed butter, buddy, hence the quotes.

movie theaters don’t use butter, they use flavored oil.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

Internet on the go

peedub's avatar

Fast food, gas station combinations.

breedmitch's avatar

Plastic water bottles. Aw hell, just plastic. There’s an area twice the size of Texas north and east of Hawaii where there are less currents and winds. Sailors typically avoid this area, but when they do sail through they describe it as a huge garbage bowl of plastic waste. There’s an interesting documentary on this by the National Geographic Channel. The quote that, to me, stands out is that we have created a substance that for all intents and purposes lasts forever, just to contain products that are often consumed in seconds. And don’t get me started on bisphenol a…

Hobbes's avatar

@ judochop – Aww… Escalators? But it’s so fun to try running up the down one.

shockvalue's avatar

I like the escalator. Because an escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporairly out of order sign, only an “escalator temporarily stairs.” Sorry for the convienience.

- Mitch Hedberg. R.I.P.

proXXi's avatar

The convenient excuse known as Global Warming.

I very much appreciated drive through beer stores when I used to live near them.

Shame on me..

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