?Daddy, we had eye exams at school today, and we both need glasses,? claimed the youngest. ?Well, I guess we?ll just have to get some then, won?t we? ?I don?t want glasses, dad,? replied the oldest. ?They?ll make me look goofy.? Mom interjects, ?Don?t worry kids, I?ve had to have glasses my whole life. They?re not that bad. You just have to go to an eye care facility and let them check you out. It?s all standard procedure, and it?s very easy to find something you?ll like and look good in. You just have to wait for a short period for them to order your lenses or contacts.?
Sound familiar. It should because this incident is a perfect example of standardization in America today. Haven?t you noticed how their seems to be a proper procedure for just about anything these days. The next thing you know, you?ll find yourself being taught how to pick your nose properly! The purpose of most of the procedures is to save time. The standardization of America is explained well by George Ritzer in his book titled The McDonaldization of Society.
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