Sunday, June 7, 2009

Does It Really Make It Easier?

Have you ever taken a minute to think about how many products are available that are supposed to make things easier?  Have you ever thought about how many of them actually do?  How many of us have bought something that is supposed to save us time, do the work for us, or be the miracle cure?  How often does it really work out that way?

This rant came about because this lovely tool I bought to help me slice apples for the boys broke a month after I bought it.  Not I have some non-recyclable trash, a cut on my thumb, and a new found appreciation for the old way of doing things.  Don't get me wrong, I am not stuck in the stone ages and I think that there are many innovations taking place right now that are good for the Earth.  I just think all of us need to take a good second look at things before we buy them and ask ourselves if it really is what it claims to be or if the tried and true way got that way for a reason.  What do you think?


Lizzie said...

very much agree, i had an egg slicer, very neat, time saving... then one of the wires broke off and cut my hand, was it worth it? no not really.

Lori said...

I do love my apple slicer. It's all metal and from Pampered Chef. It's the kids' snack in a flash and I can sharpen it instead of replacing it. I've never yet cut myself but I did once take the tip of my finger off with a butter knife--talent!