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What's something from the Good Ole Days that wasn't really so good?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by cometazzi, Sep 20, 2020.

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    Asbestos, lead in fuel, and 10 mpg. Near-universal smoking (which killed both of my grandfathers and at least one of my uncles), including in airplanes, restaurants, and grocery stores. Widespread drunk driving.

    Six weeks' turnaround time on catalog-based mail order.
     
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    Lead, smoking, exhaust, no recycling, lack of seat belts all weren't so great
     
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    We've been brainwashed into being the Walmart generation, expecting ever and ever more for less and less. That's how they keep us from complaining about income inequality and our meager piece of the pie. Everyone thinks that everyone else is overpaid, everyone except them. But, I'll bet most of you here have a $1000 I-Phone.
     
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    Food in general, but specifically the days of one yellow type of cheese one white type of bread and at best low grade italian as the most exotic/exciting foreign food in most parts of the country.

    And I don't think anyone's mentioned coffee. Even the pre-gound 3# tubs of garbage on the grocery store shelves is of a much better quality than it was a generation ago.
     
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    Just imagine going back to the days of 3 networks & whatever was on the UHF stations. Then again I'd rather sit thru "Love Boat" & "Donny & Marie" than ANY reality show or talent show that airs now.
    Thank God for cable & streaming TV.
     
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    All I can say without getting getting into trouble is much of the “good ol days” is mythology. It’s about nostalgia and sentimentality.

    What people refer to as simpler times were really just the result of the bad things in life or society being unspoken and not acknowledged at the time. Things are more out in the open now.
     
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    Yep, 'affordable' guitars, beer & cars.

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    Watneys beer.

    Nasty Les Paul copies.

    I rest my case...
     
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    I won't pay over $200 for a phone (I currently sport a 2 year old Moto G5), but you're totally right. Most people have no sense of how the downward price pressure on everything causes people to not get paid enough to live on in order to make and sell things. Now they flip out when return shipping isn't free.

    I have worked hard, but I am also incredibly lucky to be in a comfortable place. But I know how many are not. The race to the bottom includes what people get paid.
     
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    Using Attic fans to try and cool off the house at night before air conditioning.
    My grandparents had one.
    I loved the sound of it at night but,
    Whole dang house would be damp in the morning.
     
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    In the 1950s and 1960s we had "party line" phones. You shared a phone line with strangers who lived in different houses. You could pick up the phone and hear someone else's conversation. And if they were using the phone you had to wait until they were done to be able to place or receive a call.
     
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    Here's a few more good things though- Good public schools, Pediatricians making house calls, the milkman, the bread man, ice cream trucks, and record stores!
     
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