My computer is disturbingly like my body. The machine is slow and plodding. Sometimes it slowly ceases to respond at all. I awaken each day, wondering what frustrations will rise with the sun. I expect maddening frustration and usually am not disappointed.

What works today frequently does so reluctantly, suggesting tomorrow will be a day of disappointment. So I get on the phone with my neurologist or computer doctor, knowing each will be an expensive hassle.   Not that I’m complaining. Do you have days when it seems nothing works?

Built-in obsolescence is a piece of our lives, isn’t it? It seems to be in the natural order of things in a lagging economy or with our aging bodies, especially as we continue to get older. And the limited life span is built into products to keep the economy chugging along. I would like to appeal the system, though I have no idea of where to address my angry letter. Like my mom used to say when any of her kids was pissed off, “tell it to the judge.”

Now, once more, I cannot read your responses to any blog posts.

4 Responses to Obsolescence

  1. Jan November 7, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Well, you can write to washing machine manufacturers. Hard on our clothes, too smart for our own good, lid locks—cannot toss in a last-minute item, and if I start with a small load and then want to add more items and then up the load size to large, the thing drains it all and starts all over. Energy efficient??

    I spent 46 min. on the phone this afternoon to follow up with our insurance company to request that they cover a certain needed electric scooter. To follow up—but had to summarize my prior 26-page fax of details and rationale. Found out someone had dropped the ball on it. (And I thought my babysitting days were over).

    Legs are weak and barely working. Maybe you can at least get help for your blog issue from MailChimp. Or not.

  2. Dee November 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Good to hear from you Richard! We lurkers are still here.
    Watching what’s going on in this crazy world is enough to drive us crazy. Coming here to find fellow ms’ers traveling this journey brings comfort and understanding. Wish none of us were on this highway but try as we may, we are stuck here.

    Hey Christopher-tried to reply to your posts. Left a message on your blog. How you doin’? Think about you often.

  3. Jan November 11, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

    Today’s Sat./Sun. Nov. 11-12/2017 WSJ has, I think, an inspiring and accurate article that can also apply to MS. “Review” section, cover, “The Secrets if Resilience.”

    Great food for thought.

  4. Jan November 11, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

    of, not if

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