"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Did you ever wonder why 'easy open' features never work?  I have. And they are not a convenience designed only for human consumption. Have you ever tried to pull that little string at the top of a feed sack?  What about that little pull feature on the package of Peanuts?  You know, the one that either won't 'pull' or pulls half way and stops?  Yeah, that's the one.

So here is a little food for thought: "
The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly, plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation." - Raoul Vaneigem. Which is just a long winded way of saying what the old proverb says - 'Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it.'

Besides, in my estimation, if they worked, well, that would just be way too easy,wouldn't it?

3 comments:

Lisa T. said...

I don't know, I usually find that when the feed back won't open-it's because I have it upside down and am pulling from the wrong side. And I mean that literally and figuratively. Story of my life.

Kelly said...

Marigold, those are words to live by. Don't get me started on child proof tops, goat proof gates or zip lock bags. I feel a rant coming on here. Oh, I just noticed in your new photo that you have goat jewelry. How beautiful. I love wattles. You look mavalous dahling.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Hmm. Goat proof? There *is* such a thing........?
;)