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.