2. Products (mainly edible) that only disclose "Distributed by" with no mention as to the country of origin and/or manufacture.
I am hoping for that to change. To their credit, some companies list country of origin and manufacture, i.e., "Product of USA - Manufactured in USA." I have seen products noting their country or origin in the front but listing another country in the back (processor, packer, etc.).
3. Newspaper ad inserts that have a half-page only on the outside. Annoying!
4. Most products (mainly edible) adhere to a size/quantity/weight/portions, etc. so that buyers can compare, on an equal basis, ingredients such as salt, sugar, etc. I came across a very famous cheese brand recently that had reduced the typical serving amount thus reflecting a lesser amount of salt, cholesterol, etc. Since it sounded too good to be true, I read some more to realize they were referring to an onion-thick slice of cheese. Not right!
5. Many Government and private entertaining venues do not list their addresses on newspaper ads. Although many of them may be well known to some locals, not everyone happens to know the exact location of parks, theaters, etc.; moreover, location should be made available for the convenience of tourists too. Some people need to know at the very moment they see the ad without having to connect to the internet to get the location.
6. Although theaters, for example, may find it difficult to state their show prices given seat location, other shows, exhibits, recreational facilities, etc. should list their prices (adults, seniors, children) in their ads. With paper and price in hand, it is easier to make a reservation when there is an interest; later on it might be forgotten altogether.
7. Some restaurants add too much salt and pepper to the food whereas salt and pepper shakers are available right at the table. In the case of pepper, higher-priced restaurants will bring it to you. When people like lots of salt and pepper, any excess amount added by the chef will not be enough anyway. For those who cannot or will not have it in excess it is a turn-off. Too much of anything in the food will override the taste of the other ingredients.
8. Some OTC products will list the main ingredient with a propriatary name and measurement thus not making it possible to be compared to a competitor's product (many use the generic name with standard dose/measurement).
TO BE CONTINUED...