No, I am not talking about the traffic circles or “roundabouts”. I am talking about the propensity of Manhattan engineers to put little curbed islands in the middle of streets, parking lots, entrances to strip mall areas, and wherever they want. Now, these are hazards…especially during snowstorms. Moreover, they seem to have no function. They aren’t pretty, they hold no trees…they are just there to be run over. Why, other than to annoy people would you put those things in the middle of four lane streets?
And while we are on the subject(the subject being idiotic, hare-brained, chuckle-headed ideas), let me go on record as proposing we return to VHS tapes. I bought a new DVD thingy the other day, took it home and it wouldn’t play. I took it back and the young lady said “Look, there is a big thumbprint on it.” I said “Of course there is a thumbprint on it, I had to pry the damned thing from its container.” Anyway, she wouldn’t take it back. (In all fairness to her, I brought it home and cleaned it and it played just fine). However, the point is, who wants something that temperamental? Frankly, I see no difference in quality, other than the DVD actors tend to whisper. I have that blue disc thingy on my computer. I see no difference. I have six thousand or so VHS tapes and rarely have any problem with them. I guess I will be doomed to watching only old movies. From what I have seen lately, I won’t be missing anything.