First, low flow toilets that leave leavings twirling about in gentle, hypnotically swirling waves (after you’ve flushed three times to finally clean-ish water, what have you really saved..? Is this the modern staring into the flames of a fire..?) to now, this.
I suppose it is one way to further enforce voluntary work-from-home, as no one wants to be the the office Pig Pen miasma of funk.
You will pay more for appliances that don’t work and you will like it!
To people who come here and bemoan there is no positive news, or “what do we DO?” – this is an opening – learn to repair appliances that actually work. I’m sensing that your future business opps will be overflowing. Have people pay you in food, goods or other services. If they want to regress us to more pungent times, let’s regress – trade with each other.
My wife wanted to “upgrade” our multi-decade old washer and dryer and I held my ground because of crap like this. Sure, there’s no touch screens or fancy stuff, but they WORK. The ONLY thing I’ve had to do is replace a valve that stuck open from sand from our well getting in. I’m sure the PtB just want to be able to monitor everything we do, and so they’re forcing us to use new appliances that can lock us out should our social credit score drop low enough. Not bowing in fealty to the trans priests and priestesses of Venus? No clean clothes for you!
Seriously, Paul! I am inherently frugal and don’t like spending my money on things that already work just fine – that is my reason and I don’t require another one. We had to replace my old dryer with a newer version and got a similar oldie, but it has digital buttons and it is a PITA, imo. It dries, so I don’t go too off, but I often have to mash the nonmashable buttons 3-4 times just to make it start and I don’t find that to be an upgrade. It also defaults to “moisture-sensing” which means it shuts off while the clothes are a nice, toasty temperature, but still quite soggy, and you either hang them dry if you catch them in time or pull out stinky clothes.
Also, how much longer are they going to think they’re convincing us that global warming is due to us leaving a light on, or running our washing machines once a week, when we all know already that 90% of the world’s pollution is caused by major oil and manufacturing corporations. I refuse to accept their blame. Idiots.
Very few people with pricey degrees are making money in their fields anyway. Mike Rowe has been trying for the longest to get people to see that the foundational stuff others don’t want to do is where the real money is at, and it always will be there.
People can be silly. Just as there were no privates in the Woah Between The States (US Civil War – to hear it told, everone’s granddaddy was an officer) nobody wants to be in the modern trenches.
Anyone who takes it on to learn this stuff will always find work. And anyone who can fix things people need will always find themselves fed.
Mike Rowe is awesome. And yep, during the Great Depression, those were the only men who were able to maintain steady work ~ mechanics, repairmen, farmers and people who made essentials and worked with their hands ~ they’ll always be needed.