While going through a drive-thru with my son recently, we discovered the restaurant is now encouraging customers to place their orders through the apps on their phones and then pick up their food at the drive-thru.
Now this may sound like nifty new technology, but I don’t think it would actually save you any time or make the process any easier. All you had to do before was talk into a giant menu and they got the food ready for you quickly while you waited in the drive-thru. It was simple and fast.
By ordering through the app on your phone, you have to open the app, hope your phone doesn’t freeze, scroll through to put in your order, type in words that will be autocorrected to the wrong words and then still wait in the same drive-thru line to pick up your order. How is this an improvement?
I can see how it’s helpful for ordering a pizza or something like that, but unless I am missing something I don’t see how it helps at a fast food restaurant.
Maybe they should make an app that eats the food for me, too, in order to help me save me time and calories.
Here are few other advances in recent technology that have annoyed me recently:
1 roll of toilet paper is now somehow equal to 6 rolls – How is this possible? Is anyone sure we want this to be the case? Why can’t I just have a traditional roll of toilet paper without having 6 packed into 1?
Amazing new phone systems that constantly require the options to change – Why do they always ask me to wait because their options have changed? Why not keep the same options for a while to make it easier for people calling in? How about giving me an option for a person?
Lug nut locks on my car tires – It’s annoying enough to have a flat tire. It’s even worse when you can’t get the tire off because you can’t find the small key hidden in that tiny bag in the trunk , so then you have to call all over and get rides from friends to different auto part shops to try to find something that will work. I speak from experience on this one. I’m glad my lug nuts are safe, but I’m honestly more worried about someone stealing my whole car.
Giant Reese’s Cups – They are like 6 Reese’s Cups in 1! I love Reese’s Cups, but it’s just too much for me.
Swiffer wet wipes that won’t stay attached to the Swiffer – I’m not sure what was wrong with the traditional mop, but apparently modern technology has bypassed it with the invention of the Swiffer. I should point out that I like the ease of cleaning with these devices when they work correctly, especially with the main Swiffers. With the Swiffer wet wipes, though, I spend more time fighting with the items than I do actually cleaning. I cannot get the Swiffer wet items to stay attached. Does anyone else use these and have the same problem? I often clean about two feet of floor before they detach and turn upside down while I swiftly get frustrated.
Complex security passwords for everything – I can’t remember them all, especially when they have to have uppercase letters, special symbols like ^ and numbers. Do you think my lug nuts will have security passwords in the future?
The Elon Musk underground tunnel system designed to solve traffic problems – How is this different than a subway?
New ice cream flavors – There are too many now and I never know what to order at a restaurant so it takes me forever. What they need is an app so I can look at the menu on my phone and then place the order before I get there.
Do any recent advances in technology frustrate you? Do you think they can ever make 1 roll of toilet paper equal to 8? If so, feel free to comment below. Thanks!