Sunday, September 21

A Break and a Rant

So I'm not actually going to post a recipe (today was leftover day), but I do have something to say. I'm very frustrated right now at the disposable habits of this country. To start off, my camera is broken. It still takes pictures (as that's what I've been using to post pics of my food), but the flash no longer works. I took it in to the camera shop that is conveniently located next to our apartment, to see how much it would cost to get a new flash bulb. That's when they came back and told me it wasn't a bulb problem, but a circuit problem. When I asked how much it would cost to get it fixed, they told me I'd be better off just getting a new camera!

The only thing broken on this camera is one little circuit that makes the flash go off. Yet for some reason I need to buy a brand new camera - even though everything else on my camera works great! No glitches, no scratches on the lense, nothing - and the camera is probably about 3 or 4 years old by now. But of course I can't just get it fixed, I need to buy a whole new one!

I think this is outrageous. I suppose I could just suck it up, pay an arm and a leg to fix it, and leave it at that. But for it to be cheaper to replace the whole entire camera, rather than fixing one tiny aspect of it? Insane! I'm very frustrated by this. But for now, I'm just going to keep taking pictures without the flash. I'm not really a denizen of dark places anymore anyway, so I can always just shine another floor lamp at the food. I still think it's unfair. *Sigh*

3 comments:

Tricia said...

That sucks about your camera, and yeah we've become a culture that tends to give up and start over (read: throw something out if it doesn't work properly).

Then there's me, who needed to recharge my phone's battery after 2 minutes of talking but just didn't feel like it was that inconvenient to frantically plug it in while talking.

tadhg17 said...

You can always buy an "as-is" camera of the same model on ebay with, say, a damaged screen, and replace the circuit yourself. This is usually quite easy, but time consuming and not always effective.

GreenTeamMillerTime said...

Maybe if you knew an electrical engineer he could re-solder the circuit for you