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Old 05-19-2016, 08:10 AM   #41
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Restaurants that combine hard to read menus with dim lighting.
These days almost all restaurants have their menus online. We always give them a look before we go. DW has celiac, so she's always worried that a place will be able to accommodate her. Checking the menu reassures her.

The added benefit is how easy it is to read the menu before hand.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:42 AM   #42
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Restaurants that combine hard to read menus with dim lighting.
The flashlight app on our cell phones to the rescue.
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Speaking of fonts--the labels on Google and other online maps that stay the same size no matter how much you zoom in on the map. Which makes the labels seem even tinier compared to the zoomed in area.

Speaking of packaging--"all-natural" products (yeah I'm looking at you, Jessica Alba, and that "Honest Company" schtick--but good for you for creating an empire) that come in five or six layers of difficult to deal withwrapping--the clamshell, the cardboard, the shrinkwrap, the plastic thingie around the neck of the bottle, the foil thingie under the cap). Thanks for saving the environment!
That's a good one about the Google maps. Exit numbers, especially, briefly get bigger and then shrink to unreadable (for me) size.

And I'm looking at Jessica Alba whenever I can too, but not for the same reason as you.
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These days almost all restaurants have their menus online. We always give them a look before we go. DW has celiac, so she's always worried that a place will be able to accommodate her. Checking the menu reassures her.

The added benefit is how easy it is to read the menu before hand.
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The flashlight app on our cell phones to the rescue.
Those are great ideas. Also I like those keychain LED lights. I have one that is about the size of my thumbnail, and yet puts out extremely bright light in a small area when squeezed. It is perfect for reading menus or for putting brilliant light on tiny print in general. Mine is attached to the shoulder strap of my purse, so it's always right there when I need it.
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