Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yet More Changes

After reading the post by Korn I just had to share this also. It is an email I got and was saving it for the right time and now seems like it.
How Old is grandma?
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.

The grandson asked his grandmother what she
thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill

There were no:

' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens

Man had not
' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandfather and I got married first, .. .... ... And then lived together..
Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man
older than me, "Sir".

And after I turned 25, I still called
policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights,
computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten
Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the
difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living
in this country was a bigger privilege...

We thought fast food was what people
ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how
you did on your school exam....

Pizza Hut, McDonald's,
and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you
could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar,
and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could
spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, ....
But who could afford one?

Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:
' "grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' "chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
"software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

No wonder people call us "old and
confused" and say there is a generation gap.
How old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old lady
in are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if
you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

Are you ready ?????

This woman would be only 59 years old.
When you feel like it after reading this please stop by my store chateycathey and see if I have any oldies but goodies. I know I do.

Todays products . . . .

Okay, so I KNOW that a lot of you have noticed that the products that you buy are no longer the favorites you've depended on. So, what do you do about it?

Well, the other day, I bought some new Scotch Brite Scrub Sponges and was totally shocked! I have bought Scotch Brite for years! And I love them . . . . . or did. They lasted a good long time. I'd buy them in packages of 6 or 9 to save money. Yes, they were more expensive but they were well worth it. Well, no more!!

I had a couple of the old ones still left (I'd put them in another cupboard and forgot about them) so I compared the old stock to the new stock. Both are never used sponges. The left is the old stock, the right is the new stock. Do you see the difference? The old stock had a much better quality sponge. It didn't fall apart easily like the new kind do. It was like it had an extra step to make the surface more cloth like. Side by side, you can see the difference, too!

One of the main complaints is the scrubber side is less user friendly. It is harsh, not soft like the old stock. It is hard to hold and feels like there is almost a board glued to the sponge rather than a pliable scrubber. Corners are pokey and rough. You can definitely see the difference in the pictures. The left side even LOOKS softer and more pliable.

From the top side you can really see the difference in the sponge. The right has bigger holes (and let me tell you falls apart much easier).

So, I got on the internet and found a site where I could leave a review. I gave the new stock one star out of five and told them why. I also contacted the company and told them how unhappy I was with their "NEW" product!! I've had enough!! For $5.86 for a package of six sponges, plus sales tax, this was not a good buy!! I could have done better with the cheapies!!

So, no more am I going to be quiet and take it anymore!! In this day and age with the internet, digital cameras and the like, I can easily let these companies know what I think!!

To their credit, they are sending me a package with a return label and a replacement product. I just hope they aren't more of the same!!! I'll let you know!!

So, come on and join me!! If you have a problem with a company, let them know!!

By the way, have you ever read the laundry soap box for instructions and really LOOKED at the scoop they gave you in the box?????????????

Now, if you like GREAT customer service, come on over and visit me in my store!! We'd love to have you stop in!!! Thank you!!