Thursday, April 14, 2005

Sick of shaking

Nichols Fox has a big whine in today's New York Times. It outlines how corporations have "outsourced" all sorts of tasks onto consumers - you know, how we have to (or can) pump our own gas and choose our own groceries off the shelf. God forbid! She's tired, the poor thing.

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine takes a drink of juice from Jerry's fridge and says "This tastes terrible!", and Jerry asks her if she shook it. And she says, "I'm sick of shaking. You have to shake everything these days.". So Jerry picks up the juice bottles and very casually shakes it and replies "Yeah, this is really wearing me out".

I mean, is throwing out your own trash at a fast food restaurant really that much of a burden on you? And does anyone really believe that the fact that consumers are doing this is a BAD thing for the economy?


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