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Come the revolution, these will be banned!😾

(44 Posts)
phoenix Sat 24-Oct-20 18:00:28

Evening all,and good wishes.

The following will all be banned, once sensible people rule the world!

Scratchy labels on clothes

Washing instruction labels that fade so that you can't read them

Packets of bacon, ham and other sliced meats with the word "peel here" in the corner when it damn well doesn't

The word "simply" when used to describe things that are actually far from "simple"

Showers in hotel rooms that require either:

A) A degree in engineering to operate them
B) A masochistic desire to be drenched in either freezing or scalding water
C) Inbuilt psychic ability to control them

Over to you! grin

Megs36 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:11:02

Yes agree with everything and would add ‘child proof’ tops and lids that are OAP proof too. 😢

GrannyGravy13 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:12:30

Children’s toys which come in adult proof packaging requiring pliers scissors and at least one whispered argument between the adults trying to release said toy!!!

Price stickers on books and gifts which are impossible to remove !

Washing machines which mysteriously make one sock disappear!

Charleygirl5 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:16:21

I can no longer open a bar of chocolate without a pair of scissors to hand. Simple jars of marmalade are impossible to open. I could go on-

Lucca Sat 24-Oct-20 18:19:04

Price tags in shops that are so small I have to put my damn glasses on,
Lip fillers.
People who say “well I for one......”

trisher Sat 24-Oct-20 18:20:50

Books where the last few pages are in fact the first chapter of a new book.

packets of biscuits or crackers with a little tag you are supposed to pull, but which comes off in your hand without opening anything

Large packets which have a little sticker telling you you can reseal it but you can't because it doesn't stick.

Susiewong65 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:23:16

Clothing sizes that differ from shop to shop !!

EllanVannin Sat 24-Oct-20 18:23:45

This is the reason why my swearing has got worse grin

LauraNorder Sat 24-Oct-20 18:24:10

Those little plastic bags for fruit or veg in supermarkets that don’t open without licked fingers. Who wants to lick fingers that have been around a trolley handle in normal times but now ........

SueDonim Sat 24-Oct-20 18:24:44


Lucca Sat 24-Oct-20 18:24:52

Flat pack anything

Lucca Sat 24-Oct-20 18:25:41


This is the reason why my swearing has got worse grin

Do you ever swear at the I pad when it types something you definitely didn’t ......

Parsley3 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:27:24

All of the above!

Scribbles Sat 24-Oct-20 18:28:47

Any product in a blister pack which requires a Master's degree in structural engineering plus a pair of heavy duty work gloves to open safely. (Currently sporting a Band-aid after tackling a new toothbrush this morning. 🤬)

GrannyGravy13 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:29:57

Can I please add husbands who nis and say yes when you know full well that they have absolutely no idea what you have just said/asked them to do 🤬

GrannyGravy13 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:30:28

* nod not nis 🤬

phoenix Sat 24-Oct-20 18:30:32


Flat pack anything

Sorry, Lucca can't agree with that one, I'm pretty good at flat pack assembly!

ayse Sat 24-Oct-20 18:30:56

Plastics that cannot be recycled or anything else that fits into this category.

Anything that has a single life where the mechanism is closed and has to be totally replaced such as taps. Bring back washers, use metal hinges and parts etc.

Sewn in rubber elastic on trousers

Companies that don’t sort out a problem such as utilities that bill incorrectly then blame the customer. This includes so called smart meters that can be anything but!

All trans fats and fillers in so called ‘food’.

Politicians with no integrity who tell lies.

Oh, and I agree with all the above

Ladyleftfieldlover Sat 24-Oct-20 18:31:30

Printing ink which comes in several layers of thick plastic and Heavy duty cardboard.

Ladyleftfieldlover Sat 24-Oct-20 18:33:09

Not forgetting smart motorways of course. I would rather have an exceedingly busy motorway than no hard shoulder.

Lucca Sat 24-Oct-20 18:41:35



Flat pack anything

Sorry, Lucca can't agree with that one, I'm pretty good at flat pack assembly!

Phoenix. I am not worthy......

phoenix Sat 24-Oct-20 19:28:50

,Lucca grin

But you are Lucca you are worthy!

maddyone Sat 24-Oct-20 19:41:32

As everyone has said, all packets that are impossible to open without scissors
Those silly little ribbons that are inside new clothes
Bras that aren’t the size they claim to be (either too big or too small)
Tiny little buttons on grandchildren’s clothes that are impossible for my old fingers
Calories in cakes ( just imagine, calorieless cake)

Lyndylou Sat 24-Oct-20 19:58:16

Items in shops and supermarkets that appear to be clearly priced on the shelf and turn out to be another price completely at the checkout. And it is always a bit more, then I get the "Well it must have been moved" from the assistant. I want to say "But you don't want to price things individually so you should be making sure the shelf is priced correctly".

Callistemon Sat 24-Oct-20 20:02:10

Looking at your heading, phoenix, I thought you meant cats!
Having watched one demolishing a lovely blue tit yesterday, I was going to say Yippee!