I just got back from a little lunch side trip to the music store. I’m sitting here trying to get that danged security label (or whatever they call it) off of my new copy of Rickie Lee Jones’ it’s like this. Man, my blood pressure’s goin’ up, I accidentally shoved a little of the jewel case plastic under my fingernail, and I really want to kill the brilliant person/committee who came up with this abomination of a device.
Does it really help deter theft? C’mon, really?
It took me around five minutes to get the stupid thing off….so I started thinking, hmmmm, I own a couple thousand cd’s. I’d say about three quarters of them had the labels. Now, if I use the generous estimate of about one minute per label, that comes out to…25 hours. Oh my gawd, I’ve spent over a day just peeling sticky bits of plastic off of cd jewel cases! Not only do I hate the things, but I’ve lost a chunk of my life to ‘em.
Ok, ok….relax, you may be thinking. There are bigger problems in the world: children are starving, terrorists are plotting, dividends are being overtaxed. But still, just think how nice it would be to just take your shiny new cd out of the bag and pop it right into the player.
Uh, ok…maybe not.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)