Why, Why, Why...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Debra49659, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I came across this today and thought it was good for a laugh or two!

    Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are almost dead?

    Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they already know there is not enough money?

    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars; but have to check when you say the paint is still wet?

    Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

    Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

    Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?

    If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

    Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

    Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

    Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

    Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

    Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

    How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

    When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, “It’s all right?” Well, it isn’t all right, so why don’t we say, “That really hurt, why don’t you watch where you’re going?”

    Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

    In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

    How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

    And my favorite …

    The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends—if they’re okay, then it’s you.

    First published April 2009

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    A nice list. Funny and thought provoking. As Alfred North Whiteheads put it,
    a "silly" question may be the beginning of some important new development.

    N.B. Whitehead was an English professor, mathematician and philosopher who taught
    at Cambridge and Harvard.

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    How often does something thought 'silly' turn out to be reality - I remember the US patent office turned down the Wright Bros. application because everybody knew man could not invent a way to fly, how silly of them to apply, LOL.

    True, there really are no FIL jokes, just father of the daughter and bride jokes... I could tell a lot of funny stories about my FIL tho it doesn't really relate to his being my FIL. Not that he didn't try to meddle at times, it just never seemed funny in and of itself - stupid maybe, but not funny. Or maybe I just need to relook at the stupid stuff in a new light, and make it funny.

    My DH's first wife wanted to wear shorts in the Chicago winters and sweaters in the steamy hot summers there...

    Most of these are SOOOOOOOOOO true!

    But, LOL I press on the remote to just make sure there's no juice so I don't have to get up!
    And I return to the refrigerator hoping to get inspiration...

    & I think Kamikaze pilots wore helmets so they could make it safely to the final 'dive'.

    As to sanity, it depends on who is diagnosing whom!