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Planned Obsolescence

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Planned Obsolescence



You must have heard of “planned obsolescence” But manufacturers say it ain't so A devious mind surely thought this one up Must be absolutely rolling in dough! An automobile could be made to last forever If these guys would play by the book But once they discovered the money involved They're decidedly hopelessly hooked And what about toner for your printing machine Imagine if it lasted a lifetime You could buy a yacht with the money you save You don't have to be an Einstein To figure out what these shysters are doing Their bottom line is all that's important So what if they have to be a wee bit underhanded It's disgusting and absolutely abhorrent Well hello, great masters of devious deceit We're on to your tricks and games But we carry on with our thumb up our bum We've only ourselves to blame! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:54:00 PM
    This is a great write and a very delightful one to read my dear friend Jack. It also made me think of this laptop I'm using now which is already 5yrs old. I wish to buy a new one but it's still working although it runs quite slow. Perhaps, I can already buy a motorcycle soon with the money I save. ;)). Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic write of yours. Have a blessed Easter Season! love and hugs, Leonora

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/31/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! How could you be using a laptop that's 5 years old! That's unbelievable! LOL A motorcycle, now there's a thought! Thanks and Happy Easter Leonora! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Interesting write, my dear! Thumb up our bum....um....how glum! Sorry...that's the line that stuck! HEE HEE! Had to tease! Take care!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/30/2013 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Never know what part of the anatomy I'm going to write about, eh!!! LOL Hugs, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:03:00 AM
    You can borrow my dragon to send their way with a message... snicker... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/30/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BTW How tall is that dragon of your... 2'... 6'... 15'... yikes! That would scare these guys eh xoxoxox