Is there anything that you can’t get on Amazon.com? I don’t think so. The problem now, though, is that it can be pretty hard to find what you’re looking for, because you have to search through a collection of everything that has ever been sold.
Let me give you an example. I’ve been finding that I run out of spoons all the time, so I figured I would just pop onto Amazon.com to buy some more. All I needed were spoons. That should be super easy to find, right? Apparently not.
Here’s a word-for-word list of my searches on Amazon.com, in order, and the main result they returned. This is all completely real - these are the real results returned by these search terms.
“spoons NOT infant”
“spoons for eating”
“ADULT spoons for eating”
“regular metal spoons”
“spoon for cereal”
“I just need some spoons, please”
“pack of spoons”
“ADULT pack of METAL spoons”
“regular plain old metal goddamn adult spoons for eating raisin nut bran”
“raisin nut bran”
“how do you ship milk”
“milk shipping container”
“Amazon stop giving me baby stuff I am not a baby”
“just show me something that isn’t for infants”
“I just wanted spoons”
I feel like I’m just getting farther and farther away from them. Maybe I’ll just clean one of the dirty spoons instead of buying new ones.