People Are Sharing Everyday Items That Are Basically Useless, And I Agree With Too Many Of These
There are so many things we use regularly where the way they're designed makes you wish you never had to use them at all.
u/HumanSeeing recently asked the people of Reddit, "What everyday item is designed poorly, but we all sort of accept it?" The answers might fill you with rage at how annoying some of these design flaws are — but, hey, it's OK. We're all in this together:
1."Those 'convenient' zip closures they started putting on everything a few years back. 80% of the time, when you rip them open at the little cutouts, it doesn't even open the bag, so you need scissors. You also need coke-nails to re-open them, and half the time they don't even seal properly because the zip tracks aren't properly aligned. I've gotten to the point where I just go ahead and use scissors to cut that stupid waste of plastic off and use binder clips to close them."
2."Soap pumps — at least, the pre-filled ones. The tube always goes right to the middle where there's a divot in the plastic. You aren't out of soap, but the soap is just around that divot where the pipe can't reach it."
3."I own the classic Pyrex glass measuring cup in my kitchen. It has a spout, yet still spills all over the place when you pour from it. Despite this, it's a very common item to own."
4."Kraft Dinner boxes with the push-to-open tab. I have never seen it work as it’s supposed to in the directions."
5."I feel like someone has yet to nail toaster design perfectly."
6."Umbrellas. Okay, they kinda work to keep you dry, but ONLY if there's no wind at all and the rain is on a dead vertical drop. Otherwise, they turn inside-out with the merest gust of wind and only serve to poke people's eye out on the street. Plus, when you fold them back down, they just drop water everywhere."
7."The plastic film over the top of ready-to-eat meals. It always, ALWAYS splits and you can never get all of it off."
8."Sun visors in cars are the same in all cars and mostly crap."
9."Air blow hand dryers in public toilets. As far as I can see they do next to nothing."
10."Touchless sinks in public don't stay on long enough to rinse soap off hands."
11."The refrigerator's through-the-door ice dispenser shoots pieces of ice onto the floor, no matter how carefully you hold the glass against the unit."
13."The financial system."
14."Potato chip bags…Once they're open, you have to learn how to close fucking Pandora’s box to keep them safe and secure. Why has the chip industry not converted to simple resealable chip bags? Not everyone is hosting a party, some people just want a couple of chips and want to save the rest for later without fear of them going stale or something getting into them. Yes, I know there are 'chip clips,' but that’s besides the point — we shouldn’t have to buy another product to make up for the faulty design pushed on us by the bureaucratic chip industry. LET US SEAL OUR BAGS!!!"
15."That pull tab on certain beverages that has never worked, no matter what technique I use."
16."Clothing labels that are made of materials from hell. Often these have no way of being removed without damaging the garment, so you are left with an eternity of irritation on your neck area from the sharp corners of said labels. Why can't companies manufacture them from something soft and comfortable, or just print their logo on the material? I will now only consider purchasing clothing that does not have one of these constant irritants, no matter how nice the garment is!"
17."Saucepan handles that get so hot you have to use an oven glove to pick them up."
18."Cereal boxes. Double the waste for no reason. Just use a bag."
19."Teslas. Their QC of the exterior and interior panelings is fucking horrendous."
20."Kids cups at restaurants. Make the cups wide at the bottom and taper it upwards. Boom, significantly less spills. Use the idea as you wish. If you get rich, remember me."
Agree? Disagree? Have your own additions? See you in the comments!
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.