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Modern inconveniences

What little things that are supposed to make your life easier, cause your more stress?

by Anonymousreply 48May 26, 2023 6:10 PM

Passwords, passwords for everything!

by Anonymousreply 1May 22, 2023 10:39 PM

Downloading a million fucking apps to use anything you own.

by Anonymousreply 2May 22, 2023 10:42 PM

The presumption that EVERYONE has a cell phone.

by Anonymousreply 3May 22, 2023 10:42 PM

Needing to register an account for everything

by Anonymousreply 4May 22, 2023 10:45 PM

Having to give your goddamn phone number at every fucking store just to check the fuck out.

GIVE ME MY GODDAMN TOOTHPASTE, BITCH. No, I don't to join your dumbass rewards program.

by Anonymousreply 5May 22, 2023 10:48 PM

Email and cellphones.

I am not on call 24/7 and 24-48 hours is an acceptable timeframe to respond to non-emergency questions.

by Anonymousreply 6May 22, 2023 10:49 PM

Packaging that has built-in resealable zip-loc closures. Excellent idea when done right.

Too many require cutting so close to the zip strip in order to open, that there's nothing to grasp when re-opening. Unless you have your fake nails on.

by Anonymousreply 7May 22, 2023 10:56 PM

Civil conflict and its interruption of the food chain.

by Anonymousreply 8May 22, 2023 10:58 PM

The whole fucking internet and cell phones.

by Anonymousreply 9May 22, 2023 11:03 PM

Adult diapers!

by Anonymousreply 10May 22, 2023 11:05 PM

Every organization now follows up with an email. I attended a special event at my lgbtq affirming church this Sunday and by Sunday night I had a survey from them about the event. The event is being organized by some snack cake in his 20s so I guess that’s natural for him. I should probably just be happy that I have such places to go. Some gays do not.

by Anonymousreply 11May 22, 2023 11:47 PM

Why attend such events and go to such places?

by Anonymousreply 12May 22, 2023 11:49 PM

That's just the LORD working in those mysterious ways, R11.

by Anonymousreply 13May 22, 2023 11:57 PM

[quote]Packaging that has built-in resealable zip-loc closures. Excellent idea when done right.

Shredded cheese ziploc closures: excellent.

Sliced cheese ziploc closures: impossible.


by Anonymousreply 14May 23, 2023 12:11 AM

R14 the worst are the packages of edibles…I’ll cut that bag open with my switchblade if needed!

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by Anonymousreply 15May 23, 2023 12:15 AM

My 20-year-old 9” Warren Cuccurrullo dildo. It simply accommodates me much too completely.

by Anonymousreply 16May 23, 2023 1:07 AM

2 factor authentication

It makes me want to murder

by Anonymousreply 17May 23, 2023 1:32 AM


by Anonymousreply 18May 23, 2023 1:38 AM

Caps on bottles of Italian products, e.g., olive oil, vinegar.

by Anonymousreply 19May 23, 2023 1:43 AM


Where the fuck did all the commentary tracks go? They’re GONE They exist only on my DVDs.

Why am I nickel and dimed for everything I WANT to watch and shown so many vile ads that my only choices actually turn out to be submitting to being strong-armed into paying for them to be TAKEN AWAY or just to not watch.

by Anonymousreply 20May 23, 2023 1:59 AM

Fucking QR codes instead of menus. I don't work here, bub, so why should I have to scan your code and pull up the menu on my phone instead of you handing it to me in one step?

by Anonymousreply 21May 23, 2023 3:26 AM

"Please remember to scan every item before placing it in the bagging area."

"The weight of the item in the bagging area does not match the item scanned. An associate is on the way to help you."

Here's an idea: put the "associate" behind a register so I don't have to work for the goddamn supermarket.

by Anonymousreply 22May 23, 2023 3:35 AM

Google maps defaulting to mute

by Anonymousreply 23May 23, 2023 3:39 AM

"Smart" technology in everything.

by Anonymousreply 24May 23, 2023 3:42 AM

My iron lung. It really interferes when I want to play futbol.

by Anonymousreply 25May 23, 2023 3:43 AM

Having to charge all our electronics. (E.g. AirPods, iPhone, MacBook Pro, etc.) So many of our things (even toothbrushes) have to be charged and sometimes it's hard to keep track of it all and super annoying when you need to use it but you forgot to charge it.

by Anonymousreply 26May 23, 2023 3:44 AM

You do know that any of those items can be plugged into a old-fashioned socket and still be used at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 27May 23, 2023 4:00 AM

[quote] Google maps defaulting to mute

What does this mean?

by Anonymousreply 28May 23, 2023 4:14 AM

R27, I can't use my electric toothbrush while it's on the charger. And my electric shaver doesn't work while plugged into the charger either. I bet this is a safety feature so you don't toaster-bath yourself with a wet plugged in appliance.

by Anonymousreply 29May 23, 2023 4:24 AM

Auto correct

by Anonymousreply 30May 23, 2023 4:25 AM

"We need to see your receipt before you leave".

I scanned the stuff. I have the receipt. I did your work now leave me alone.

by Anonymousreply 31May 23, 2023 4:28 AM

My home liposuction machine goes on the blink about every time I use it. Blood starts coagulating and clogs it up. And in spite of what they say, the fat that comes out is not really good for cooking.

by Anonymousreply 32May 23, 2023 5:04 AM

The alternate title of this thread should be:

Tell us you're old and out of touch without telling us you're old out of touch.

by Anonymousreply 33May 23, 2023 1:08 PM

^How dare people call out inconveniences for what they are? All change is progress!

by Anonymousreply 34May 23, 2023 2:27 PM

The compulsory inconvenience of selecting a tip amount to be added to my bill when paying for a food order.

Before I even have the chance to evaluate the quality of whatever service might be involved.

Because no fucking service has yet been performed!

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2023 5:25 AM

Malfunctioning computer technology

by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2023 3:43 PM

Cheap ass plastic water bottles that don't stand upright and/or the lid doesn't tighten. I'm all for less plastic and less waste, but is it asking too much for a bottled water to hold the actual water?

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2023 4:36 PM

My pet peeve is the small, shining lights on everything: smoke alarm, a couple of my electrical outlets in my house have them, Wi-Fi router, stove (clock), etc.

I have a studio apartment and I like to sleep in as much darkness as possible. (I do turn of the Wi-Fi at night.)

by Anonymousreply 38May 26, 2023 5:33 PM

Magazines and newspapers online. It is beyond aggravating to read an article hell, even a blog post these days while being bombarded by ads. I have every ad blocker on the planet and there is still always automatic playing videos and endless ads crowding the page layout. Oftentimes the page has to reload because it basically crashes while I’m reading it. Drives me insane.

by Anonymousreply 39May 26, 2023 5:39 PM

Everything needs to be charged -- with a proprietary connector.

by Anonymousreply 40May 26, 2023 5:42 PM

I bought a new coffee maker and it seems to be working perfectly. Dammit! I really wanted something new to complain about! I hate stuff that works!

by Anonymousreply 41May 26, 2023 5:46 PM

The one that drives me most insane in that category, r40, is the news video that starts playing when you click to an article you want to read, and the video does not correspond in any way to the story it is preventing you from reading.

by Anonymousreply 42May 26, 2023 5:47 PM

R39, try reading in "reader view." In my browser (Firefox), there's a small rectangular icon on the right side of the URL bar. Just press it and it will remove all the ads & videos.

by Anonymousreply 43May 26, 2023 5:47 PM

Thanks r43. And yes, I agree that is annoying as hell too r42.

by Anonymousreply 44May 26, 2023 5:50 PM

Cursors that jump randomly. eg If I am writing a word document and suddenly the cursor jumps back to the previous sentence. Quit it!

by Anonymousreply 45May 26, 2023 6:02 PM

Your beautiful new car. Stuck in rush hour traffic.

by Anonymousreply 46May 26, 2023 6:07 PM

Appliances that are built to last years instead of decades.

by Anonymousreply 47May 26, 2023 6:09 PM

[quote] Cursors that jump randomly. eg If I am writing a word document and suddenly the cursor jumps back to the previous sentence. Quit it!

What? I've never heard of this.

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