Saturday, February 18, 2012

Word Verification - and other things - Rant

What were they thinking? Blogger has made everything harder. Have you checked to see what your commenter has to go through, just to comment. Two hard to read words and if you don't get them right, you get to do the whole comment over... Ugh!! So today I disabled my word verification.

Where does it end? So all the candy bars are smaller. All the packages are smaller. I remember when you could get 10 bars in a pack. Then it went to eight. Today it was six. Still a dollar, but all six bars would have made one in the 10 pack. One candy company is patting itself on the back for the low calorie candy bar they sell. Only reason it is lower calorie is because it is smaller.

Each week when the grocery ads come out, I sit and hold my breath. WOW five cans for five dollars!! I remember when a sale on canned goods was four for a dollar. I have watched each week how those cans of food keep increasing.

Don’t even mention gas. Each trip anywhere costs more.

Doctor’s keep you coming back. Speaking of doctors, I’m really having a time with this thyroid mess. Prayers would be appreciated.

I’m not trusting any political party to get us out of this mess. My only trust is in GOD and the promises of his word. And now I'm going to hush and go find some of GOD's peace.

The picture is for my daughter. She gave her dad the Irene sign for his birthday after the hurricane. He finally put it up.


Ms. A said...

Good luck with the thyroid issues. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Don't even get me going on the price of medical care, or anything else for that matter.

The new word verification is awful!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

You are SOOOO right - that new word verification is AWFUL.

Half the time I can't read the second word, and just have to give up and not leave a comment.

Thank you for your kind feedback at my post today.

Smaller candy bars, regrettable, higher priced gas, deplorable; but not standing with Israel - well, I'm afraid people are going to find out that they have insulted God on that one - and they need to apologize to HIm.
Have a good weekend - Marsha

Debbie J said...

I'm with you on all of these rants!

The grocery stores think we are stupid.

We spend so much for gas, its crazy.

I quit the word verification long ago and just moderate my comments. And don't accept anonymous comments. Was getting some mean comments.

Hope your thyroid problems get better Ms. Ann.

Pen Pen said...

I think I will drop the word verification too. I used it yesterday and couldn't believe it, either! I like Debbie J's idea of moderating comments. The sign is cute!

imac said...

Thinking of you in the health prob and wishing you all the luck.
As for the word verification - I reckon the older we get the harder it is to see these words,lol.

Pat said...

Your preaching to the choir about the price of things! I bought a bag of spinich yesterday..lowly old spinich and paid $3.39 for it! I only need it for one recipe! Popeye would not be happy.
Thyroid problems can really mess with your well being. I have a slightly underactive thyroid, I take a pill in the morning and feel absolutely not different, LOL!
Like you said, trust in God, our only hope!

Granny Annie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for dropping your word verification. I dropped mine quite a while ago when it was still just one word. Sonny with 155 Dream Lane convinced me to do it and I have been glad that I did. If you get any spam, just go to your "comments" in blogger and mark as "spam" and you won't see that blogger again.

Yes those prices get higher and, if you will notice, the packages get smaller.

I too put my trust in God and leave the politicians to gobble themselves up. Listening to or talking about politics would be a good thing for everyone to give up for Lent.

troutbirder said...

You hit that nail right on the head. I also junked the word verification. Hopefully more bloggers follow the trend... :)

Sandi McBride said...

Prayers, you've got em! Seems the more we try to push God out of our lives, the worse shape we are in...Ive been ranting about the cans of things that are larger at the bottom than the top so that you think you're getting the same amount, but no...they short you up to 4 ounces on the contents...that's why we grow our own veggies and can as much as we
Praying for your recovery

middle child said...

I don't know how the "cool" "interesting" etc. shows up on my posts. In fact, I never even noticed it until you said something. And prayers with the thyroid thing. I went for ultra sound earlier this month and nodule has grown but before Dr checks it, he wants me to get a CT of my chest 1st. I'm tired. Peace.

possum said...

Hey girl.... Prayers on the way. I have been on synthroid for 20+ years...
Will try to figure out how to get rid of the word verification thing. I did not even know I had it. I do remember getting spammed a lot in the beginning. Then comments in Chinese for several months. It was aggravating.

Young folks today cannot believe how much a REAL Hershey bar used to cost... and a 12 pack cost LESS THAN A DOLLAR because Hershey bars were only a nickle a piece!

BTW, my bread costs almost $6 a loaf. Ezekiel bread. food allergies. sigh.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am joining you in this rant...
but to go one step further.
I turned off the word verification, in an 'I'll show you' effort.

Now I am covered up with spam on OLD posts that are cumbersome to get to and erase.

What to do?? I think I'll just have another cup of coffee and pray