Where did the good old days go?

and did they have to go?

Ahh yes, the good old days, they were the days alright. Things were so much simpler then. Everything just keeps getting more and more complicated. Of course, everyone has always said this, and it’s just as true now as it was when my Dad first said it to me. I suppose it will keep going on and on from each generation to the next. But the whole thing about it leads to one big question. Does it really have to get worse?

By the way, things really have gotten worse. From an important doctors visit to a simple visit to a store, it has all went downhill. People really don’t care as much any more. It seems not to matter anymore if a stores policy irritates customers. Who cares if a customer leaves unhappy? Do they really have enough customers that they can say that there is nothing they can do, and that it is just store policy? Does it all just even out as the other stores are acting in the same fashion? Are people really migrating from store to store hoping to find better treatment?

The doctor visit is even worse. A doctors visits your home because you are so sick? A doctor calls in a prescription for you because you both know that you got the same thing again? These common results are more and more scarce. Doctor office’s run cattle calls now. It’s the office that controls both the doctors and your actions. They control the cash flow. They bill insurances and then try to get as much out of you as they can. Your business is with the office, not the doctor anymore and the office says they cannot do anything to help you because it is their policy. So you migrate from doctor to doctor trying to find compassion and understanding.

It’s all the same. It boils down to money or power or both. So in answer to my original question, “do the good old days have to go away”, the answer is yes. As long as money and power are the driving force in these institutions, It will only get worse.