When you think about how we all live in 2021, it’s just hard to wrap your head around it. The age of advanced technology, social and gender equality, creative economies, possibilities, you name it. So how on earth does it have a place for things like telemarketing and unpaid overtime?!
When someone asked “What has no reason to exist in 2021 and yet it does?” on r/AskReddit, the answers started rolling in and each was more eye-opening than the previous one.
I mean, people are not saying 2021 is totally overestimated, but in many ways, it kinda is. Let’s see some of the most thought-inducing responses right below and be sure to add a thing or two to this list in the comment section for everyone to see!
Taking 3-5 days to put money back into my account after you took it instantly.
The fact that some people still don't have access to fresh water.
Having to call to cancel a subscription you signed up for online
Paying $4.99 delivery fee to the pizza place, and they say DELIVERY FEE IS NOT A TIP FOR THE DRIVER. The drivers use their own cars and pay for their own gas, and they sure as hell aren't getting any of that $5.
Fax machine. Some doctors won't accept email only mail or fax. Some govt related stuff too
I don’t even get any other type of call, yet I still get this s**t daily
Convenience fees being applied when you pay a bill online.
Having no idea how much you'll pay for a minor medical procedure
40+ hour work weeks. The technological improvements should have made it so we could have a more leisurely society where we could dedicate less of our lives to pointless work, not so they could increase profits indefinitely for the business owners while we spend all our waking hours on labor that doesn’t even need doing at this point.
E-ticket processing fees. Seriously, do these have any function other than making money for some middle man?
Door to door sales people. If I want lawn care I’ll google it dammit!
I work for USPS. Went to request a day off and the form required carbon paper to copy.
Tax software in the US. Seriously should just be a simple form on the internet that takes 5 minutes.
Gas stations charging 10 more cents per gallon for paying with a debit/credit card.
Lousy printers. It's like no one ever tried to build a good one and humanity just agreed they need to be louder than a Lambo for 2 minutes straight before they can print my Amazon return ticket.
Gas cans that seem deliberately designed to not work and that spill gasoline everywhere.