I’m to blame for the rise of Amazon. But, can you blame me when I’d spend hours driving to stores that used to carry products I like only to find they no longer carried those, they no longer carried anything in my size, they no longer carried anything that I wanted to buy? Then with a click of a button on my phone, the very thing I just wasted hours of my life looking for in places I used to find it, is purchased and will arrive to my doorstep in 2 days. No more driving around. No more wasted time. No more frustration leaving a store empty handed.
I’m to blame for the rise of Amazon. But, can you blame me when I see the Open sign on the store or restaurant, park, walk to the door only to find it locked? Google search tells me they should be open. The sign, glowing, blinking, winking at me in the window next to the door says they should be open too. And yet… and yet the door is most definitely locked. Then with a click of a button on my phone, on any day, I can find what I was looking for. No more guess work. No more having to plan my day around a specific errand.
I’m to blame for the rise of Amazon. But can you blame me when the movie going experience is no longer what it used to be, what it was meant to be? When network TV shows follow the same basic formula every single time? When the cost of cable goes up month over month because of some fee or rate increase or because they felt like it, and with the monopoly they have why not? Then with a click of a button on my phone or TV, I can watch an abundance of movies and shows, some new, some old, and while the price of Prime has gone up, it isn’t that much or that often, and they give you plenty of warning about it rather than springing it on your bill.
I’m to blame for the rise of Amazon. But can you blame me, really? I guess you can. I’m not going to feel guilty about it, though.