WHY… do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?
WHY… do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?
WHY… do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage?
WHY… do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering?
WHY… the sun lightens our hair but darkens our skin?
WHY… women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?
WHY… don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?
WHY… is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?
WHY… is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?
WHY… is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
WHY… is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
WHY… is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
WHY… isn’t there mouse-flavoured cat food?
WHY… didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
WHY… do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
WHY… don’t they make the whole plane out of that same indestructible stuff black boxes are made out of?
WHY… don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
WHY… are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
WHY… if flying is so safe, do they call the airport the terminal?

WHY… do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?
WHY… ? Good question.


I’VE BEEN WONDERING… — 12 Comments

  1. Thanks for the laugh! Have a great weekend, wherever you are! I also wonder why the convenience stores put pallets of drinks outside but keep the bathrooms locked.


  2. I could explain the skin darkening/hair lightening part, but that would kill the fun of the list.


  3. Keads- You’re welcome, and yeah, that’s another one…

    Snigs- Yeah, yeah… 🙂

    WSF- Waiting to go to a reception… flight is EARLY tomorrow…

  4. The one about the lemons reminds me of my ex-wife, a German citizen who spoke excellent English. She came home from the supermarket one day with a bottle of dish detergent thinking it was lemon juice because of the lemon pictured on the label. Imagine her surprise when she squirted it into a glass and added water.

  5. Crucis- Point 🙂

    CS- you’re welcome

    Theother- yep, I’ll bet that was an interesting reaction 🙂

    BZ- I got some ‘real’ Cokes, made with sugar and I agree…

  6. I may be late to this party, but I’d just like to add that as a nurse I can testify that what a lot of doctors do is called “practice” for a reason. But then, I work with a lot of residents, so that may explain my jaded outlook. 🙂