Once upon a time, large corporations addressed the various and sundry problems raised by their products.
Corporations did this because the companies STRONGLY DESIRED the money which was in the pockets of those who complained. To get this money (and to turn the complainers into regular customers), companies engaged in what was known as CUSTOMER SERVICE.
But modern life has changed all of this.
NOW, the company does not need customer service or ANY effective mechanism for handling complaints about a product.
NOW, the company has clever little stories about how–for one reason or another–the company’s product is no longer widely available; about how LUCKY the customer is just to have been able to spend his money on the company’s product.
But users still have complaints–whether a company decides to address those shortcomings or not.
And so, ONE of the frustrations of modern life is that while products STILL have flaws and defects, the makers of those products have stopped offering remedies for those defects and flaws.
OF COURSE, the companies which no longer offer customer service would dispute this. They would point to this metric and that ‘customer service phone line’ to demonstrate that they DO still care about their customers.
BUT–from conversations and personal experiences–the facts argue otherwise.
One financial company set up a ‘customer service’ phone line which required the caller to punch in the number of the financial company’s document. The voice on the ‘customer service’ phone line ALWAYS informed the caller that the number was incorrect and to try again. Because the numbers punched in may be recorded by the caller, it was soon noticed that the number the company stated was punched in was ALWAYS one number off what the correct number was.
This writer would doubt WHY any company would go to the trouble to willingly frustrate those who spent their money on its products. However, this writer was asked by a neighbor–who had battled the non-responsive ‘customer service line’ for over a day–for help.
The ‘help’ produced NO results.
The exercise this ‘customer service’ phone line provided was fodder for the old maxim, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
JUST ONE of the MANY frustrations one feels about modern life.
ANOTHER frustration is that products ALWAYS seem to be available IF one wants to order the product through the store, pay for the product and then WAIT for the product to be delivered.
Fewer and fewer products it seems, are offered for sale AT THE STORE.
BUT if one NEEDS the product IMMEDIATELY for use, then one is largely out of luck–OR one must find that product for sale elsewhere.
ONE OTHER frustration with modern life involves the mis-education of the youth.
Like the weather, the shortcomings of the youth are talked about, but little is done to remedy the ‘problem.’
OF COURSE, this SHOULD prompt the questions, “Who taught today’s youth? Where are the youth learning these behaviors?”
BUT it doesn’t: the many articles proclaiming the defects of modern youth being MORE interested in the proclamation–rather than the cure.
When one is faced with a youth who is in the workforce BUT who is poorly-trained, then this leads to grumbles and frustrations.
ONE of the biggest frustrations with modern life seems to be that there is NO answer to the problems.
OF COURSE, another of modern life’s frustrations seems to be that the problem itself is NOT addressed.
Has the reader ever wondered why this might be?
Just MORE frustrations with modern life.
DOES the reader OFTEN feel frustration?
DOES the reader ever trace this frustration back to some aspect of the modern life?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 28, 2022.]
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