CD cases, right, okay. Don't even get me STARTED on CD cases....
Okay, so, like, first of all- what even is the point of CD's anymore? Like, most people have the access internet and by extension Spotify, so why bother buying a CD? They're practically medieval. Now, the cases themselves, I think we can all agree, are absolute rubbish. Okay, so imagine you're clumsy - which if you're me, you don't have to...- you maybe don't open things from the right side and whambam you have a broken CD case and a vulnerable CD fending for itself that will inevitably get scratched in the middle of your favourite song.Okay, lets now pretend you're a normal person and open things carefully. You put your CDs on the sofa while sorting them or figuring out which ones to play at a party or something and whambam your clumsy friend Shay (no relation) sat on them and broke them. Sort your CDs out on the floor? Whambam your friend doesn't look where she's going and treds on them, both breaking them and hurting her. To this some people might say "Get better friends" but maybe she's teaching you a valuable lesson about CDs; don't get them.
Not to mention HMV, you think you're getting a good deal but really you buy more thinking you're getting a good deal so you spend more money than you would have if you'd just got the thing you went in there to get instead of contemplating whether or not to buy the Buffy The Vampire Slayer soundtrack for so long that you then feel obligated to buy something because otherwise you feel awkward and guilty walking past the cashiers. You see them judging you, you know they're judging you when you don't buy stuff. So you may be thinking "nobody cares, why am i reading this? This is such a long thing on such a boring topic, it's got to be over soon, right?" Wrong.
So let's say it's your or your friend's birthday, or christmas, or any other celebration that results in giving and or recieving gifts. You know you have to be polite whatever you get, but we both know you're disappointed when you unwrap your gift to see a CD case staring up at you. And if you're the one that bought the CD, you're a terrible friend. Have you considered:- They might have wanted that CD before, but now aren't really into that musician?-They might have wanted that CD before, so they got it and now they have two and they can't say anything because we're British and awkward.-They might not even like or know that musician, maybe it's a musician you like and want them to listen to, maybe they don't want to or don't like them when they do listen to them.-You've been spending ages in HMV looking for the right CD for them, when all along you could have gotten them an Itunes or Spotify voucher and they would have been much happier as they could get whatever they want without worrying about breaking or losing their CDs or CD cases.
I hope you now have a more in depth understanding of how problematic CD cases are. CDs were brushed upon but there's a million other problems with CDs alone, let's be honest.I also hope you're happy, Lotte. I FINALLY wrote a rant about CD cases. Your next topic: Cups. Good luck :)
lottebow November 22, 2016 09:11AM
Wow that was so detailed. And FYI, I like getting CDs for Christmas :)