It used to be that I just couldn't find a mate who would put up with my idea that wedding vows should be based off of Eve 6 lyrics. (I promise not to mess with your mind.)
Now not only can I not find that, I also can't find basic household objects. I have a wish list sitting on my night stand, you know dream big and all, for what will hopefully be my new apartment. Sadly, the most impossible item to locate is a garbage can. They aren't called cans anymore they are receptacles. I'm not even talking about the kind with wheels you take to the street. I'm talking about the garbage cans you put in the kitchen. Apparently they now all cost $50-$200. I don't need a stainless steel garbage can, I don't have stainless steel appliances. The garbage receptacle shouldn't get better treatment than me. I just need a can to put garbage in, is that really asking so much? The real reason I haven't purchased them is that all garbage cans are now robotic. Just wave your hand in front of the sensor and the lid automatically opens so you can drop your trash in.
This is wrong because:
1. Remember that thing called the recession?
2. I never came in contact with garbage or germs the old fashioned way. My garbage can didn't even have a lid. I just dropped the garbage inside the can. It worked. It didn't cost $200.
3. Going green has become an obsession. Apparently, it doesn't apply to serious matters like automated garbage cans that run on 4 D batteries or optional power adapter. Seriously. You have to plug in your garbage can now? It serves you right if the thing secretly has a mind of its own and attacks you while you sleep.