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Thread: Necessities

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    I think most of us agree that air, water, food, and shelter are necessities.

    Just think of the changes in the past 100 (even 10) years of what we think we "can't live without"

    Of the "modern conveniences" - which would be the easiest for you to "get along without"?

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    voice mail

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    Land line Telephone.

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    Television

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    gee, you guys, internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    electric can opener!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    gee, you guys, internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You could get along without internet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    gee, you guys, internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Oh, whoops, GOSH!!! I am dying my hair, the color must be frying my eyes out. No, that would be a new thread, what I cant live with out!

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    Television, since we don't watch it anyway!

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    Cell Phones. !!!!!!!! I think they are annoying when you are shopping, 2 the movies, in theDr's. Office and having dinner. I just don't understand why people can't wait till they are done with things and then talk on them. I don't care to hear about Uncle Bob being arrested for a DUI when my child is out on the roads

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    Does Starbucks coffee count ?

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    Land line phone - don't have one now!

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    Yeah -- cell phones....LOL

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    Cell phones

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    My land line has been gone for 2 years. I like the satallite tv, but got rid of the movie channels. Don't own an electric can opener. I have not turned on AC yet, but will this weekend I am sure. (It is super steamy). I guess I could give up ebay, as soon as my "new" old sewing machine comes next week.

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    those automated answering systems that so many businesses use
    Segways
    cell phones
    GPS navigation systems
    dishwashers (I know this one will make me unpopular)
    cable TV (and then we'd all have decent reception for network TV again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    those automated answering systems that so many businesses use
    Segways
    cell phones
    GPS navigation systems
    dishwashers (I know this one will make me unpopular)
    cable TV (and then we'd all have decent reception for network TV again)
    I can do without the dishwasher. Gone most of my life without one. Have one now, but still wash a lot of the dishes.
    I don't have an electric can opener either. No GPS, but DH just got one.

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    Dishwasher for sure. I have one and haven't used it in 3 years. Do mine by hand. Even when I have company, I usually do the dishes while I am cooking and it only takes about 5-10 minutes to clean up after. No waiting for the dishwasher to get done.

    Also fax machine. Don't have one!

    Time Warner cable. We are 2 blocks away from their headquarters and it is down at least once a day. Let alone the phone and internet. I logged my calls and made over 80 complaints last year, went through 4 DVR's, their service is terrible. If my husband didn't want the sports channel, it would be out of here!

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    Only the ones I get along without now---Ipod, cell phone that does everything but laundry (but I do like my bare-bones cell), big screen tv, dishwasher, electric can opener, all the electronic gadgetry, and the blues--blue tooth, blue ray, blue man band, etc.

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    I could live without my cell phone!! Rarely use it :D

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    Cell phone. I do not wish to be on call 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Cell phone. I do not wish to be on call 24/7.
    I only turn mine on when I want to use it or when I leave the house. The rest of the time it's off.

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    I could get along without my clothes dryer. Did it from last Spring until it was too cold to hang them out. Hubby finally put his foot down and we went and bought a new dryer. His dark blue police uniforms were turning purple from the sun. I must admit my t shirts hand nicer if they have not been flung over a clothes line most of the morning.

    My dishwasher has been used about 4 times in the last 7 years, would rather have the sotrage space. Guess I could put fabric in there!

    I don't use the garbage disposal, all that stuff goes into the garden and gets tilled down.

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    Very interesting topic....I think I could do without a dishwasher and landline phone. I often think about how technology has changed over the past 30 years...my mom, a brother and my grandfather have all been gone about that long. I sometimes wonder how amazed they would be if they could see all the changes in just that short amount of time. My 2 brothers farmed together...my deceased brother would be amazed at the GPS technology and auto-steer on the combine and I know my mom (who loved to sew) would be amazed at the embroidery machines! I would love to be able to share with them!

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