Saturday, May 22, 2010

TWQ: Bad Inventions

TWQ (the Weekend Question) looks this week at inventions that were not particularly good, achieved nothing, or you found annoying.

What inventions have you not particularlarly liked for various reasons? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

* Cell phone tunes. These can be really shrill, loud and irritating, and go off usually at quiet times.

* Speed cameras. Though they were installed to increase safety, they are now put everywhere just as a means of acquiring money off the motorist.

* Automatic checkouts in supermarkets. I much prefer a human to do it!

Now it's over to you...


The Mistress of the Dark said...

Self checkouts would be great if they actually worked properly, but they never do :(

I have to say viagra...because if it hadn't been invented I wouldn't have to watch all those stupid commercials and get all that crappy spam in my inbox from losers trying to sell it illegally.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

those square looking cars, i don't know their name but they look like a box. i can't imagine why anyone would buy one.

those food chopper things that don't work when you get them but do on tv when they sell them.

have a great weekend!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Gee, I know that alarm clocks work well as an invention but I still don't like them! Does that count??

Amanda said...

I was going to say alarm clocks too.....hate being jerked out of sleep like that.

Ellee Seymour said...

Mistress of the Dark has a good point. I think most inventions have more positives than negatives.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

MOTD, you're right in sayin g that viagra haa accounbted for a lot of spam!

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