If it Ain’t Broke………..

plaster Why change something which is working perfectly well and has no problems?

‘New Improved’ is the Kiss of Death in my book.
You can take this in almost any context, from food to cinema, though for the latter, it’s usually labelled as a remake, unless of course it’s the Extended Edition, Directors Cut, or even the Extended Directors Cut (think SALT and AVATAR here).

For years, Hubby and I would treat ourselves on our Saturday shop to a large tin of a certain Cream of Tomato soup and a loaf of fresh (still warm) Tiger Bread. This was almost a ritual, no other soup (or bread for that matter) would do.
That was until they (the manufacturer) improved the recipe, and we both had horrendous headaches within minutes of finishing our dinner. Thinking it was a one-off, we bought the same thing the following week, and sure enough, the same result.
Now we stick with a packet veg soup (4 for £1) and any bread that’s warm and squidgy to the touch, as even Tiger Bread varies from store to store, even if they are the same chain.

Chocolate is another.
cad chocOur beloved Cadbury was sold in 2010 and since then, the creamy melt in the mouth taste we all used to remember it for has simply…… gone, ceased to exist, lost somewhere in transition from point A to point B of the sale.
Wrapping something in pretty packaging may attract a buyer, but if it doesn’t taste as good, they won’t be going back for more and will look for alternatives.

The latest casualty to my sorry tale is our own Word Press.
They have been playing behind the scenes (again) and come up with some super upgraded stats pages.
I hate them.
I did the survey.
thinkAnd told them I hated them.

Sixteen months ago, I signed up to my blog.
A nice, simple, can-put-pictures-in-if-I-want blog, where I could put my thoughts in print, and someone might be interested enough to read or even comment on them.
For the past six, I have been logging in and something has changed. Lists have been moved from one side of the screen to the other, the formatting is different, I can’t find things and now it’s the turn of stats to have some kind of face lift.
I am not technical. I do not understand most of the computer stuff that hits the screens/tablets/ipods/ipads or whatever, and I have forgotten much more than I can remember from my working days, even if it is all obsolete now anyway.

Whilst it might be all exciting for those that like to play (read cock it up for others), it’s way over my head and I’m tired of it.
confusedPlease, it wasn’t broke, so why did you feel the urge to fix it?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to If it Ain’t Broke………..

  1. I’m not wild about the new dashboard, either. But, it is still so much better than Blogger (IMO). That was one of the MANY reasons I left Facebook. They moved the page layout around constantly, and made the privacy settings harder and harder to navigate. I think that was on purpose to keep the sheep easy to track, but I digress. 😉

    • Good point. Big Brother is Watching You and all that. Also one of the many reasons we’ve never entertained Facebook or Twitter in the first place. Ho Hum. 😀

  2. scifihammy says:

    I agree with you about all the changes at WP. I don’t find it an improvement – the only thing I like is having a likes total – but the rest is worse. Same goes for New Improved food – just as you say. It is never ever Either!

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