30+ Things People Wish Didn’t Exist

“Beauty pageants for children.”

“Reality TV. I swear it glamorized the worst kind of behavior, and we ate it up.”

“So called influncers, I’m probably too old to understand them but I certainly don’t want my 1 year old to aspire to be one”

“Shark fin soup – Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year for their fins that offer little nutritional value and serve no purpose outside of being a status symbol”

“The gender reveal party”

“Any product that you pay for, and then have to pay a subscription to use.”

“YouTube “endscreens” (or “endcards”) that often block content at the end of the video you’re watching.”

“For Profit Prisons.”

“Landmines. I’ll tell you why:

They render large tracts of land completely unusable

They are expensive and difficult to remove safely because there is seldom documentation of where they are placed

They are cheap, plentiful, easy to place, and deadly

They kill/maim livestock and wild animals

They kill/maim innocent people decades after conflicts have ended. Many times the victims are children because they can’t read or don’t understand warning signs”

“”Smart” devices. No LG, i don’t want to download an app to use my washing machine, i want to wash my clothes ffs”

“Adblock detectors. Your site forces me to disable adblock? Ill just go to another site.”

“Seafloor trawling…

It destroys the habitant of fish just so we can squeeze every bit of a fish from an area…”

“Devices meant to break after a short period of time, and devices that purposely have parts you can’t replace.”

“Unskippable Ads”

“40+ hour work week”


“Cookie pop-ups. How come we still don’t have a more efficient way to manage our browsing privacy.”


They’ve ruined the environment by killing off the pollinators. I swear, they will be the reason for more food shortages just as swiftly as climate change will affect us all.”

“Ads with sounds that play when your phones sound is off”


“I’ve gone through a ton and haven’t seen this one. Slavery.”

“Fast fashion. I can’t imagine the amount of cheap, tacky clothes just mountains in landfills.”

“Auto play videos, especially in non video streaming websites. NOBODY asked for them, yet so much work is getting put into making it a web standard. Just stop”

“Single use plastics”

“Ads on streaming services that I pay for. You don’t need revenue, Hulu, that’s what my subscription is!”

“Drug commercials. F@#k me, your average joe, making drug recommendations TO MY DOCTOR – who spent 10+ years studying and working to be in the position.”


“Convenience fees on debit/credit card transactions.”

“Pop up ads. Not only are they so annoying but can either scam or install malware on the devices of unsuspecting people”


“Social media. Addictive, dehumanizing, causes depression, promotes terrible behavior, actively reduces our capacity to have real human connections.”

“The Polygraph machine. Super innaccurate and I believe even the inventor curses its existance.”

“Junk mail is just a waist of everyone’s time”

“The New generation of Every basic machine. Like refrigerators that requires internet to work, It only have one job to do”


“Keurig single use pods”



“Scam calls! We get them on our house phone all the time and it’s so annoying”

“LED advertising They’re too f@#cking bright and now they’re putting mini screens on trucks that drive around town and it pisses me off. There’s already enough distraction on the road.I miss the billboards that had the rotating panels. Those were cool”

“The food pyramid brought to you by general mills, the dairy industry, and countless other big corporations whose goal was profit over the health of others”

“Deepfake. Any time i see a video with it all i’m left feeling is fear for the future.”

“Asbestos in popcorn ceiling.”

“24 hour news cycle that is funded by entertainment.”

“Standardized testing

“These tests are too crude to be used, and should be abandoned” -Horace mann the inventor of standardized testing on the subject of standardized testing”

“Websites with infinite scroll content”

“Anyone ever seen that “as seen on TV” ad of the golf club you p**s in? I feel like that’d be a good contender for this”

“Lootboxes and pay to win games.”

“Leaded gasoline.”

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