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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Grocery Rag Mags
Grocery Rag Mags
Here comes another Cranky rant!
As many of you may know, between PBS shows such as “The Miraculous Monkeys of Madagascar” and “Great Operas Through the Ages” I sometimes also watch reality TV shows.
I also read a lot, and between “The Brothers Karamazov,” “Gone with the Wind” and the Bible, I sometimes read magazines I find in the supermarket checkout lines.
Here is the rant.
All of these magazines have intriguing covers with large headlines such as “Obama wears Michelle’s dresses in the oval office”, or “Was Brad Pitt abducted by aliens” or “Bachelorette Kaitlyn is cheating with Ben.” Now, even though I am pretty sure Obama does not wear Michelle’s dresses in the Oval Office, I just have to find out what is the real story.
Yes, I will buy these magazines.
What fries my patoot is these magazines will not tell me what page to find the article that I plucked down $4.75 because the headline so tantalized me. It takes sorting through twelve pages of advertisements and junk stories just to get to the Table of Contents page. Then after searching all through the Table of Contents page about fifteen times I realize they do not list the very article I purchased this rag to read.
They offer a cover page picture, a giant cover headline and yet they will not tell you where to find the damn story. In order to find the article that they used to seduced me into buying the magazine, I have to leaf through seventy-eight pages before I finally find the cover page article. Sometimes I page by and miss the article because it is so small, and I have to search several times.
All this to find that Michelle asked the President to hold a dress up so she could get an idea how it might look in the sunlight…Brad Pitt has a Mexican chauffer…and the Bachelorette cheated in gin rummy.
This is really annoying.
What do these magazine editors think? Do they think I would grab the magazine while I was waiting in the checkout line, quick find the intriguing article, read it and put the magazine back before I paid for my groceries?
OK, I probably would.
Still it pisses me off!