I don’t know if they’re still around but I worked at a Army Navy store for my 3 month summer vacation in high school, and we made about 50% of our total sales on the multitudes of cigarette brands. Addicts = easy sales.
I smoked for 17 years starting at age 18 - thought it was cool
got chest pains and the price kept going up
quit cold turkey - the first 2 weeks were rough - after that I didn't want them anymore
or 70's or 90's or whatever. Not me,
I don't miss any of it. I'm sure in
1950 people missed the 20's. It's
because they have selective memories.
I remember all the crappy stuff too.
Nothing open on Sunday. B&W TV
with 3 stations to watch. 90% of
the news came from the newspaper
or weekly magazines. That was the
Every decade had it's drawbacks that
I don't want to live thru again. I
marvel every day at how much better
my life is now than ever before. It's
because things are so convenient now,
inconvenience was the hallmark of
the past. Go back decade by decade,
it gets ridiculous.
What was life life without permanent
press clothes and dishwashers? A
pain. How about no fridges or vacuum
cleaners? How about the biggie, no
electric, and primitive hospitals.
I will take the present any day, screw
I think we are all somewhat "selective" about the past, present and future.Quote: EvenBob
It's because they have selective memories.
Look at all the 'holdouts' on technology, the diverse practices across the economic spectrum.
Any group or 'generation' can be much like a casino's customers: an ever-changing mix of standards and practices.
Is there anything ever sold in a "collectable" ad that ever actually becomes collectable?
I knew a guy who filled is basement with over 300 collectible cookie jars in the late eighties and early nineties as an investment. Then he died. His wife was stuck with them and couldn't sell them for $0.10 on the dollar.
now, for many, sending a text is enough - sending a text with a pic - that's really communication - not for me
let's face reality - right now - USA - the smartphone is King
I have a smartphone - but for me - it's not a King
Not exactly right. "THE" Marlboro Man, who died in 2014, never smoked, one of those ironies. However, there were other Marlboro Men who were necessary because the original 14 years-of-it guy decided to quit making the commercials. He felt it was a bad example to his kids.Quote: lilredrooster
the Marlboro man - a real cigarette for a real man - he died of lung cancer
The perfect irony is ruined because latter-day M. Men did smoke and evidently some died from cigarettes.
Another irony, though, is that THE M. Man of 14 years did die of COPD. My wife, btw, says the only people she actually knew personally that got lung cancer were all people who never smoked.
My current owners manual is 409 pages, not counting the additional manual of 74 pages that tells how to operate... the “infotainment” system.
I swear. It’s like being a pilot, a light comes on with an icon you don’t recognize, and you have to consult the manual for what to do next.