Originally published Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 05:55a.m.

The other day I was thinking about how well things were made.

Years ago, people took pride in their work. Those days have been gone for quite a few years.

Take the auto industry, for example. Years ago when you bought a new car it came with a good full-size spare tire. Later on, they put a doughnut sized tire for a spare to cut down on weight.

I have heard that all you get now is an inflator kit. If you get a nail in a tire, that inflator kit is worthless. I heard on the news a while back that the AAA was getting a lot of calls.

I wonder why.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley