I recently had to acquire some materials for a client project and proceeded to order them. The first problem happened when I placed the client’s address into the delivery address box during the order. The final order confirmation indicated it was to be delivered to my home which is not a good thing as I live deep in the hood. I have had this account established at this business for ten years and have been ordering things for clients for the past seven with zero problems so why now.
I then attempted to try the phone call method of getting my order delivery address changed. I was told it had been done by an overextended Asian. What had been done was that a major spanner had been thrown into my plans. Both packages arrived at my home, but due to some clerical error by the overworked, underpaid overseas back office worker. The delivery service would not give me the packages all the while standing in front of my home, the delivery address. I now have to take a one hour round trip to pick them up at the distribution center when I should be making money. It’s amazing how globalization has made it possible for a demotivated individual to interfere with someone’s life 10 time zones away.
The other point I wish to make is how all creativity is being systemically purged from all levels of society. Absolute obedient conformity to group is the only thing allowed anywhere these days. Conformists are so blinded by conforming that they cannot find their way out of a wet paper bag. I fear a future where creativity is suppressed. Who will figure out new ways of making things? Who will create great works of art? Who will invent anything? Who will ask the questions that should not be asked?
Conformity is a mono-culture of yes men. Conformity is doom.