Lacking in details on new products on market
Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about the lack of information and instructions with new gadgets:
“Dear Heloise: I recently bought an appliance for my kitchen, but it came without instructions on how to use and clean it. The same thing happened when I bought a new cellphone. Have manufacturers stopped sending information on their products? I know they’re cutting corners to save on expenses, but this is not helpful to the consumer.”
— Colleen E. in Chicago Colleen, I’m sorry to hear about this situation, but you might try looking on the internet to find out what it says about your new appliance and cellphone. You also might want to find the corporate phone numbers and call for a booklet or instruction sheet.
Still, people won’t believe me when I say I’m fine and not unhappy. Everyone is certain that I’m stuffing my feelings deep inside. Believe me, I feel liberated.
— Lisa in Massachusetts Lisa, I know well-meaning people worry about us when we go through a major life change, but a change does not always mean it’s unwelcome or even unpleasant. When someone asks about how you’re holding up, just tell them you’re fine, and be sure to smile. You don’t have to explain why you and your spouse decided on a divorce.
Hints from Heloise