Sometimes Less is More (1/26/12) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Sometimes Less is More (1/26/12)

I often use Point of View to make a case for new things I think would enhance our lives.

But now I'd like to discuss a few things the world could do without.

Like those tedious instructions we always get on how to leave a telephone message. It's not unusual for the recording to take almost a minute to tell me all my options and finally get to the point where I can leave a message.  We've been doing this a long time now. We get it. Just give me a beep and I can take it from there. 

And what about the wacky use of employees at the State Fair entrance gate every year? You give your money to one guy in a booth, he hands you your tickets, then you drive about ten feet to give those same tickets to another guy.  I'm thinking there's one too many people in that scenario.

And finally – do we really still need flight attendants to demonstrate how to put on a seat beat?  Seat belts have been with us for more than 50 years.  I think we all understand the many complexities of seat belt coupling by now. 

Sometimes it really is possible to add through subtraction. And if we subtracted a few of these superfluous things from our lives, I really don't think anyone would miss them.

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.

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