Lack­ing in de­tails on new prod­ucts on mar­ket

Antelope Valley Press - - VALLEY LIFE -

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.

— Heloise

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.

— Heloise

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