Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Driving Myself Nuts
Sometimes it's fun to think about crazy things.  The "what ifs" and the "whys."  Nutty thoughts nudge us to ponder, and pondering is a good thing.....I think.  Everyday life flings things at us to worry and stew about, so ponderings give us a whole different path for entertaining thought.  Let me give some examples......
  • If parents say, "Never take candy from strangers," then why do we celebrate Halloween with trick or treating?
  • Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark?  If he did, where did he keep them?
  • Why do they call it the Department of the Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?
  • Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
  • When a pregnant lady has twins, is there 1 or 2 umbilical cords?
  • What do people in China call their good plates?
  • If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
  • Were Mary and Joseph's surname Christ before Jesus was born?
  • If you had a 3-story house and were on the second floor, isn't it possible that you can be upstairs and downstairs at the same time?
  • Why do they call it "getting your dog fixed" if afterwards it doesn't work anymore?
  • Why are women and men's shoe sizes different?
  • How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
  • What is another word for "thesaurus?"
  • Why is there a disclaimer on the Allstate Auto Insurance commercials that says "Not available in all states?"
  • Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?
  • Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
  • Why doesn't McDonald's sell hot dogs?
  • Why do you put two cents worth in when you only get a penny for your thoughts?
  • You know the signs on restaurant doors?  No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service?  Well, what if someone goes in with No Pants?  Would the restaurant still have to serve them?
  • Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state:  Caution:  May Cause Drowsiness?
  • Why is it when you're sleeping it's called drool, but when you're awake it's called spit?
  • Why is it called "after dark" when it's really after light?
  • Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?
  • Why do "tug" boats "push" the barges?
  • How does Santa get into a house that doesn't have a chimney?
  • Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?
  • How come thaw and unthaw mean the same thing?
  • Why do we leave expensive cars in the driveway, when we keep worthless junk in the garage?
  • Is the opposite of "out of whack"..."in whack?"
I'm gonna stop.  My head is spinning.  So many things just don't make any sense, do they?  Like I said, there's whole lot of stuff to think about besides the daily carpola that can overshadow our days and sometimes eat us alive.
Today's Trivia:  What's the difference between a wise man and a wise guy?