Understanding Facebook, Apple, Kindle, & Milk That Doesn't Need Refrigeration
The Original Apple
I am old school.
This often makes interaction with the modern world somewhat difficult.
I am so traditional that I think people are talking about fruit when they discuss their ‘Apples’.
I still ‘Kindle’ the blaze in my fireplace with real wood. I don’t own a gas log, a paper log, or even a corn log. I do like a good corn dog.
I am pretty sure an eye pad is something women use to apply their eye liner.
Facebook? That’s easy. I know what that is. Police have been using it for decades. It’s a big book full of pictures of criminals that police show to victims. “Is this the guy?”, they ask.
Change? Sometimes it is good.
I sure would not want to give up my microwave oven, washing machine, television, cell phone, or four wheel drive SUV. My Dad’s car started with a crank. His father’s car was a horse.
I don’t want to turn the clock back - I just wish it would go a little slower.
A Modern Product Everyone Will Love
There’s one recently developed product that I find excellent and very useful. I am going to share it with you.
It’s milk. Yup. M-I-L-K.
But it’s not the old kind of milk. This milk is a product you do not have to refrigerate. You have probably seen it in the supermarket and walked right by it. There are several brands but the one in the stores in my area is called “Parmalat”.
It comes in a one quart size in a special package that DOES NOT HAVE TO BE KEPT IN THE REFRIGERATOR! It is perfect for those times when you lose electricity.
Some people affected by hurricane Sandy lost power for several days. Others were without electricity for even longer. The people who had a stock of Parmalat milk did not have to go without.
I usually buy a dozen quarts at a time and put two or three in the fridge and leave the rest in the pantry.
How about shelf life? The Parmalat that I bought in October 2012 had a ‘use by’ date of June, 2013.
It makes this milk perfect for people travelling. Ideal for emergency use during hurricanes or other storms. Fabulous for camping, tenting, and use in Rvs.
Often ‘Parmalat’ and other brands such as ‘Gossner’ are available at the Dollar Tree Stores. The price of one buck is half what the market charges. Either way the specially packaged milk that does not need refrigeration is a great bargain.
Sometimes, as in the case of milk, progress is a wonderful thing. Not so much with cell phones. The only way they are ever going to make a ‘drop’ proof cell phone is; if it comes with strings and you tie it to your hand. That way you will still lose calls, but at least you won’t be able to drop the phone.
If cars functioned as poorly as cell phones, we would all be driving my grandfather’s ride - you may recall , that was a horse!