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The More Things Change…

November 26, 2014

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The More Things Change…
a short rant

Whoever said “the more things change, the more they stay the same” was a freaking idiot. I’ve been around now for several years past the half-century mark, and “things” ain’t even close to being “the same.”

In fact, “things” are so NOT the “same,” they are almost unrecognizable. And, thanks to our ceaselessly evolving technological advances, “things” change more rapidly than ever.

So, I think the old adage should be adjusted to “the more things CHANGE, the more THINGS change.” (Emphasis, most assuredly, mine.)

I’ve used this Oliver Hardy anecdote before, and I’ll use it again. (If you want to read it in it’s entirety, see my post: “From The Journal of Jake Sutton” @ https://erniepeters.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/from-the-journal-of-jake-sutton/) while on stage, the man once refused to wipe his face with his neck tie, because he thought it too vulgar an act to perform in front of a woman who was watching from the wings. That was only a mere one hundred years ago, folks. What would Oliver Hardy do if he were plucked out of the time stream and sat in front of a TV for one evening of current news and network programming. Afterwards, would you tell that plump, old, southern-gentleman comedian that things are the same as they were back in his day?

What a load of crap.

I had to get a blood test in order to get my current job. At the lab, they had a PC set up for people to check in. There was no human receptionist. One old person after another read the sign telling them to use the computer, and each one starred at the mouse like it was the first time they’d ever seen it. So, I spent my time in the waiting area helping people check in. The lab techs went about their business, in their crisp and comfy scrubs, indifferent to the elderly and their lack of computer savvy. I told my wife that if I were retired, I’d be happy to hang around the lab and help the technologically disenfranchised. Tell those people that “things” have remained the same.

Again, what a load of crap.

There are more examples—you’re probably thinking of some right now—but there isn’t anything that can be done it, well, except adapt…constantly adapt.

Constantly adapt.

Constantly adapt.

Constantly adapt.

Constantly…wait a second… I could be wrong.

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4 Comments
  1. Ok I agree with you on this. Albert Einstein once said time is cyclic. Do you agree with that?

  2. Depends. Are you talking bicyclic, or unicyclic?

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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