Monday, September 29, 2014

The General Dumbing Down of the Human Race

Grumpy Geezer Gripes.

I give you this:

Pods. Kuerig machines et al. Coffee Pods.

It seems like everyone's into da pods.

Did you know that pods, environmental harm be damned, increase the price of your pound of the most expensive java by THREE TIMES. Yeah, 3 times. Plus disposing of those little cups into the landfill/ocean/air. Take your pick. Because: Nothing is recyclable. Think about it.

And on to washing machines and dishwashers.

Pods. More than twice the price of your regular cardboard box of detergent when you work out the poundage and load usage(always overestimated in the pods -h'm I wonder why?).

And they all need spiffy containers of their very, very own.

And oopsy! they poison children because they look like candy! And yes, elders beware. Because grandchildren!)

And premeasured lotioned arsewipes in a pop-up plastic box for those disdaining toilet paper. Septic system or stinky garbage can or sewer-ocean disposal? - take your pick again.

Like some of us can't be arsed to measure our coffee or detergent or toilet paper.

Or have lost the ability.

Or we're so far into idiocy that we're more to be pitied than blamed.

More grinding nasty labour for the Third World.

Less thinking for the so-called First.


  1. I don't like those things, but because they are less environmentally friendly. Seems just wrong to have little plastic containers of things, for instance, you could easily measure out with a spoon.

  2. We have a Nespresso and have a set of reusable plastic pods, which we load up with locally grown coffee. I do use the regular ones for decaf but not very often.

  3. We have no pods of any kind in this house.

    Have you had coffee made with those pods? It's really not good. I have an acquaintance who likes to make everyone their own cup of special coffee using her pod machine. The coffee may come out quickly, but it is weak and lukewarm. No thanks, is my response when she asks what I would like.

    Of course, rethinking that last paragraph, there are many who like their coffee weak and warm. Therefore, those machines are very popular.

  4. No camping, glamping, coffee or 'i' pods for me. In fact the only pods I have handled all summer were filled with peas, straight from my sister's garden and boy were they sweet.

  5. I have actually thought about this, too. Everywhere I go there are pod machines ~ businesses, schools, and anywhere that used to make coffee by the pot. I had my oil changed and the place had a pod machine, at the cost of 99 cents a cup! I use my travel cup almost always, and if I do buy a cup o' joe out I recycle the cup. Then I don't feel guilty if once in a great while I have a cup o' pod:)

  6. I don't think we have them over here, in Britain. (Thank Goodness) If we did, I would avoid them. Yes..... I should think children and possibly animals could be poisoned.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

  7. We never use pods of anything, don't see the point. And as you say, there are various negatives about using them. There's something seriously wrong with people who can't even be bothered to measure things out.

  8. We use refillable pods for our Keurig filled with Maxwell House coffee on sale. Cost to us? Five cents a cup to six cents a cup.
    As for children poisoned by dishwasher and laundry pods all I can day is that there are a lot of stupid people out there who are criminally negligent when it comes to their children's safety.


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