"How Do We Not Have A Better Invention For It By Now?": People Are Sharing Specific Annoying Things That Still Exist Today But Reallyyy Shouldn't

I think we can all agree that there are specific things that still somehow exist today but really shouldn't with how far society has come. For example, maybe it's those annoying "convenience fees" that we are sometimes charged when paying a bill online or the fact that some places ask for you to fax (!) paperwork over.

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Well, I found a Reddit thread that discussed just that when u/jacky_jessie asked "What is something that shouldn't exist in 2022 but still does?" The responses have me nodding my head in agreement. Here are some of them.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and clarity. 

1."Cans that you need a can opener for. Just have a pull tab."

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2."Scam callers on my cell phone. I don't even answer calls that are from numbers not in my phonebook anymore — I wait for a text or voicemail. It blows my mind that enough people still fall for them and that it's a profitable business."

a woman saying, "hell to the no."

3."Bedbug infestations. Why hasn’t science developed a 'roach motel-like trap' that’s effective against these critters?"

u/smash1969

4."Women’s clothing with fake pockets."

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5."The little gap between public bathroom stall doors. I don’t need to make eye contact with someone taking a shit."

u/LetsPlanForTomorrow

6."People who write checks at any retail store."

u/5MinuteDad

"Specifically the people who wait for the total to be rung up and then begin to take out the checkbook, or dig for a pen."

u/AtlEngr

7."The rule that men should always initiate and the women have to be chased."

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8."Places without cell service in the US."

u/kwj1088

9."Typing in your username, password, or credit card info one letter at a time using a 4-arrow pad on your TV remote or Xbox controller."

a man on a laptop saying, "absolutely not."
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10."Black bars on top and bottom of widescreen TVs."

u/Metalgrowler

11."Ketchup packets. How are we in 2022 and we don’t have a better invention for to-go ketchup??"

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12."Styrofoam egg cartons."

u/dearest-ribwich

13."Door-to-door sales people. Leave me alone."

u/AdministrativeBit385

14."Paying for glasses to be able to see others."

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15."Telephone lines. I just got charged an extra $50 because the cable guys put in a landline I didn’t ask for. Cellphones, bro. Cellphones."

u/throwawayanon0211

16."Convenience fees when you pay utility bills online."

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17."Paying for pot holes that never get filled."

u/BasicallyIJustDont

18."Literally any product designed to 'clean' a woman’s hoo-ha. It’s a self-cleaning environment — we don’t need to add anything to it to 'clean' it, and using those products is highly likely to cause an unpleasant infection."

u/MamaKit92

19."Paper boarding passes."

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20."Required documents via fax or physical mail only."

u/Xenoforever

21."Shopping cart attendants. Why is this still a job? Aldi has solved the problem by using a quarter to lock and release the cart. Think of all the jobs that store employees could be doing instead and carts would always be returned to the front of the store. Assholes wouldn’t just leave carts all over the parking lot if they lost money each time."

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Do you have anything you could add to this list? Tell me in the comments below!