People are getting pushed in directions that they have never had to go before.
In some respects, I am
feeling pushed; in others, I feel restricted.
I understand the point of "just in time" stocking/ordering system -- so merchandise doesn't need warehousing and accounting for -- but I don't get the point of stocking a dozen tan chairs when the retailer can show six of them and six of other colors/patterns. Somebody decided tan was good enough and if I wanted a chair, I could just take that or nothing, and that pisses me off.
Did the entire world's manufacturers decide tan was fine and that was it? If my internet searches offer any clue, I'd have to say so, but I just don't get it.
There used to be three dozen different soaps from which to choose. Now, there's a handful. I imagine much of this comes from "mergers and acquisitions" of smaller companies absorbed into conglomerates, but I don't understand the restriction of choice, and I definitely don't understand why I'm supposed to be satisfied instead with "showering systems
" which consist of a scrubbie and a liquid soap.
I am unable to find a decent hairbrush -- they're all made of that plastic crap, and mostly by the same company. So what happened? All the hair-brush makers suddenly found brushes were not profitable and went out of business?
I know much of what's sold comes from China, but why don't I see products from other places as well? Nobody else in any other country
? I'm willing to pay more for a quality item, I just don't often see one available.
I feel herded. I don't like it.