14 Things People Cannot Believe Are Still Things In 2021

When you look around at all of the modern marvels we get to use on a daily basis, it can be hard to believe some antiquated ways of the past still exist – like actually being expected to talk on the phone, for example.

These 14 people have more examples, and I’ve gotta say…things things need to go ASAP.

14. I feel like we could fix it.

Low quality surveillance footage.

It’s because hi-res video takes up a lot of storage in a hard drive.

The gas station on the street corner doesn’t have 15TB of storage to back up the past 2 weeks of 24/7 4K security footage. They have to cut their losses and stick with 480p (or even less).

13. Salary is a scam.

Unpaid overtime.

I’m in that position right now…salaried without seniority, and got handed a bunch more responsibilities because someone left the company. They also won’t be replaced. And I’ve been told that I’ll have to work an extra 10 hours/week without a raise, because it’s “just part of the job”.

Looks like they’re gonna learn the hard way that’s a good way to lose 2 people at once.

12. And no better options exist.

Service fees on concert tickets. Especially when they’re like 40% of the ticket price.

11. Most people can do it themselves.

Tax software in the US. Seriously should just be a simple form on the internet that takes 5 minutes.

The tax code for a majority of people is mostly simple to begin with, as they aren’t itemizing and don’t have all sorts of special shit to include or deduct.

They’re not aiming for simplifying tax code (as hiring enough legal eagles to understand the encyclopedia collection that is US Tax Code also costs them more money), they lobby for us to have to go through them to do things like e-file etc. instead of the IRS and each state just throwing up its own tax prep website. In some European countries since the government has already received info about your wages and taxes already paid, their tax agency just sends you an invoice or a check every year without having to do your own paperwork, that’s what Turbo Tax and others don’t want.

10. A short and valid list.


Filing your own taxes

Calling or mailing to cancel subscriptions

Paper bills or receipts as proof of identity in the age of digital billing

Neverending copyright on books, movies, music and other IP that should have entered the public domain decades ago. Furthermore, having the burden of proof of fair use put on the end user rather than the copyright holder is so one-sided it’s laughable.

Data caps and throttling on cell phones. The current infrastructure is more than capable of accommodating everyone without restricting bandwidth.

9. Every single time.

Gas cans that seem deliberately designed to not work and that spill gasoline everywhere.

It’s funny they were “designed” for safety yet I always end up getting gas all over everything in a 10 foot radius just trying to use it

8. Like a dinosaur.

Fax machine.

Some doctors won’t accept email only mail or fax. Some govt related stuff too.

laughs in pharmacy

For real, we have e-fax. So the fax comes in electronically. You know, like an email. Except it’s sent from a fax machine. And visa versa. “E-scribing” is literally just electronically faxing from computer to computer.

7. It really blows your mind.

The fact that some people still don’t have access to fresh water.

6. Can I get an amen?

For profit prisons.

5. Having to call anyone I swear.

Having to call to cancel a subscription you signed up for online.

If you can sign up for it online in a few clicks you should be able to cancel online as well.

4. Nonsense indeed.

T+2 rule in stock trading. (We don’t trade paper stocks anymore)

Weekend and holiday delays when moving money around in the banking system. (Do the computers get PTO?)

TBH…a lot of old nonsense of financial system thats just carried over from decades ago.

3. In the US, anyway.

Having no idea how much you’ll pay for a minor medical procedure.

I saw a Ted Talk once about someone trying to build an online resource to shop around your medical procedures and explained this problem, well, more like brought awareness to it. They had said hospitals especially would refuse to answer the cost of any procedure and had to build their database from crowd sourcing, which few people are willing to share their medical procedures as it is. Then they found that many places charged different prices for the same procedures for different people.

Medical anything shouldn’t be this complicated for patients.

2. It can be exhausting.

This is gonna be a little unpopular but Everything being subscription based. Use to be able to pay a one time payment and you’ll be good for the rest of the year.

Even if something is monthly they would have a way were you can pay for everything at once. Now they don’t have that.

1. How is this legal?

Commercials for prescription medicine.

There is one fibromyalgia one that I will never forget. Some lady is gently canoeing down a river and then she turns to the camera and matter-of-factly says “With less pain, I feel better.”

Please, can we sign a petition or something?

Would you put something else on this list? Tell us what down in the comments!