i have the same complaint as you, buffalolpn,about furniture; my 6'4" husband went thru so many lazy boys that i finaly bought him a huge leather chair and automin (sp?). it was very expensive ($1,000+) and it has a broken arm board and the stupid wheels on the automin never stay in the bottom, but all in all it is outliving the lazy boys... even the one that boasted a lifetime warranty! and he loves the thing. my couch and love seat must be cousins to yours!
i have, in my lower income days, inheirited furniture that is 20+ years old and in better shape than my 5yo stuff. why is it that the manufacturers are just so narrow minded about profit? don't you think that if one company made furniture worth buying then all of us would advertise it for them and it would sell out all of the time?
nursing seems to be going the same way.... let me explain.... the mgmnt is all about profit and numbers... but goes about boasting quality (just like the manufacturer)... then we, the caretakers get overwhelmed by the numbers and the lack of suplies and equipment that actually works... we can't give the care that our bosses boast and john q. public feels less than cared for.
it all boils down to us, as consumers, needing to keep our voice and use it to make the manufacturer and the service industries know that we won't stand for it anymore! write, write ,write, and call those 800#'s ...then pass it on in the community when you get bad or GOOD service/ products.... we need to be heard and the more of us who yell out the more they will listen and change.
ok.... so iguess i needed to vent too!
thanks for the soap box!
:chuckle i feel better now...