Wednesday, September 16, 2009

new and improved!

I woke up this morning to discover that someone stole my Yahoo! during the night. It's been replaced with a new and improved version. People at Yahoo!, here's a little friendly advice-if I have to stare at my screen a full 15 second before I figure out where my mail button is, that is not an improvement.

Tack that onto the 'improvements' over at the apple store. I popped in the other day to add a song into my iTunes library, only to be thoroughly confused with the new home page. I forgot to add the song, I was so busy trying to figure out where everything was now located.

Even my bank is in on the action. I got a notice that my ATM cards were being switched to some fancy new card, so my PIN is going to change, unless you call by yesterday. I didn't. I called this morning and had to speak to a customer representative (who was less than happy to have to explain to my WHY I needed to do it yesterday blahblahblah) and "some members really like getting a new PIN number". Count me as one who doesn't. I have had the same numbers for 10+ years, and I'm not going to remember a new one now. Fix it.

It seems that every time you turn around, something is being touted as 'new and improved'. Like it's a good thing. What was wrong with the original way? Sure, some people probably weren't happy, but now you have a bunch of people who aren't happy. I don't want to have to update my software every other day to accommodate your need to switch things up on a weekly basis.

I realize this post will make me sound curmudgeonly and out of touch, but I'm not. I just don't like constant change of things that don't require it. I don't want to have to think that hard when I check my emails.

Now here's a change I can get behind: new fall shoes. Yes, I like this improvement!


Nicole said...

I totally agree - it's change for no good reason.

oohh, woolie shoes! Spill it, what brand are they?

knitting elephant said...

Love the shoes, but even more than that, I love the video cords on the floor in the pic! :-)

SAR girls said...

Amen about all the changes! Dont changes cost money? keep things simple, I say!

Adore those shoes, my friend!

Jan C. said...

I am set in my ways, too. I still can't get behind the remodel of my local Target or the Kohl's lingerie department (which they placed right in front of the elevators so that everyone can watch you browsing for unmentionables). The Apple store confused the heck out of me a couple of days ago (could NOT find the cashier). Oh, and if they don't stop changing the name of the BP convenience store, I'm gonna lose it. Who cares what it's called in the first place?!!!

Jen on the Edge said...

Oooh, love those shoes!

Benita said...

I'm with ya there! Leave stuff alone!

Cute shoes....but they aren't Crocs, are they? ;)