Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Wonder Why...?

One thing about going to the V.A., you have a lot of time to think while waiting.

And you just know there will be waiting, right? After all, the V.A. is part of the government. Name me just one time that you knew any part of a government agency that didn't require a long wait when doing business with them.

Like I said, I had a lot of time to think...and what I was thinking about was the fact that there are so many things that I just have to ask myself every day "I wonder why..."

I'm sure that you have many times asked yourself "I wonder why...?" We all have! Here are just a few of the ones that cross my mind from time to time.

I wonder why, when I am paying some cashier or toll booth operator, I'm the one saying " thank you" and not them?

I wonder why all the crazy and unsafe drivers in the city only seem to go somewhere at the same time I do?

I wonder why most of the drivers on the street now days don't put on their turn signals until they are already halfway through the turn?

I wonder why some folks go to church every Sunday, yet never say grace at the table?

I wonder why so many of the so-called religious folks only say grace at the table on the holidays, like thanksgiving?

I wonder why so many politicians always dress in expensive suits, when the average worker has to bust ass to put food on the table?

I wonder why it is that doctors, who are supposed to be curing people, have so many of the same people coming to see them over and over again because they are still sick?

I wonder why how many times the doctor wants to see you seems to be directly tied in to how much insurance you have?

I wonder why the car dealers really think that we consumers actually believe that they will reduce the price of a car or truck by several thousand dollars just because they are such nice guys?

I wonder why the panhandlers standing on the corners in my neighborhood begging for change, always seem to have enough money for cigarettes at $4.00 or $5.00 a pack?

I wonder why at least one sock out of a pair always seem to hide during the drying cycle?

I wonder why the cats in my house will dig a really nice hole in the center of the litter box, then mess in the very corner or on the edge?

I wonder why my door bell or telephone never rings unless I'm on the toilet or taking a shower?

I wonder why all the great tasting food is fattening or bad for you?

I wonder why the only vacant seat in the waiting room is often right next to the person that seems to have the worst body odor?

I wonder why so many of the folks showing up at the food banks and are asking for assistance from others, are driving more expensive vehicles than anyone I know?

I wonder why the same people that laugh at me for storing food and having extra preps, are the same ones that don't think twice about knocking on my door asking to borrow a cup of sugar?

I wonder why they sell the Sunday newspaper all day Saturday?

I wonder why the spare tire is almost always out of air just when you have a flat?

I wonder why the term "retired" makes other folks think you have the time to perform daily maintenance at their discretion, and for free?

I wonder why library books seem to hide until the day before they are due?

I wonder why my favorite pair of jeans are the first ones to get a rip or tear in them?

I wonder why I'm even wondering why about all this stuff , when so much of it I will never understand?

I guess all this is just another of life's mysteries...and to tell the truth, I've always loved a good mystery!

Now, my friend, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit. I wonder why coffee always taste better when shared with a friend? Now THAT'S no mystery...!


Felinae said...

Good Morning, Uncle Hermit,

I have found that sometimes it is best not to wonder about certain things. :D

Now lets go get that coffee and we can both wonder if we'll be having a second cup. :)

Hugs to you

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
I think we could make ourselves crazy just thinking about this stuff!

Makes my head hurt to keep thinking about it!

Hey, thanks for coming by this morning, Lady!

DianeLynn said...

Hello HermitJim...LOL I wonder about the same things. Great list and it gives me something to ponder on. Hope it won't keep me up all night pondering. If it does, brew me a pot when I get up.

Rae said...

Great list of pondering thoughts. Now I feel the need to make my own list. I wonder how many unanswerable questions I will have.

TEAM HALL said...

Morning Jim! I wonder why a pie weighing 2 pounds can make you gain 5...
Have a fabulous day, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Good morning. I have a ton of these. And the list keeps getting longer! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the coffee.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
One of mr favorites: Who was the first person to figure out how to tie a bow, and where was he?

Always curious about that one....

Big hugs -

JoJo said...

Well Good Morning Special One, now that was some list. And some of those are things that drive me crazy as well. Like the turn signal one. And yes saying thank you to someone who should be thanking you. Now that one just might be answered by - maybe if we say thank you they might just take take the hint? But they don't.
Lets have a refill and then off I go.

HermitJim said...

Hey Diane...
Hope it doesn't keep you up all night as well! Coffee is ready when you are, my friend!

Thanks for coming by!

Hey Rae...
Just what we all need...another list, right?

Hope that your's has more answers than mine...

Thanks for coming by today...!

Hey Cath...
Now that would be a good one to know the answer to! I wonder why I didn't think of that?

Hey, thanks for the visit, my friend!

Hey Kris...
Guess that's what happens when you live in a town like Houston, huh? In my case, it may just be that I have way to much time on my hands...!NOT!

I appreciate you stopping in today!

Hey Sis...
Now that does make you wonder, doesn't it? Wish you had not brought it up, 'cause now I'll be thinking about it all the more!

Sure am glad you could drop in today, Sis!

Hey JoJo...
You just can't wait to get back+ on the road, can you? I don't blame you a bit!

Glad you got a kick out of my list, sweetie! You be careful on the road, OK?

Unknown said...

Morning Jim;

Ever wonder why we wonder? Inquiring minds want to know. Great list...lots of wainting time? Hope all went well at the VA.

See Ya

Kyddryn said...

Mornin', Mister Hermit, sir - I'll keep my distance on the porch today; I don't think I'm contagious, but wouldn't like to take the chance!

Good list.

I wonder why a grown woman will lecture her child about the dangers of texting while driving, then turn around and do the same herself?

I wonder why bill collectors think it's OK to call at all hours, ignore pleas of "That person doesn't live here any more", say rude, nasty things, and then get upset when the poor schmoe on the other end gets a wee...umm...testy with them?

I wonder why there are always two fewer Oreos in the package than I want?

I wonder why my doctor's office gets upset with me when I politely call and cancel an appointment, but they feel free to cancel without bothering to inform me, insuring I'll be there bright and early, wait an hour, only to hear "Oh, Dr. G isn't in today - didn't you get a call?"? Well, you know, I do SO love sitting in the tiny waiting room with all the plague bearers and personal-space-invaders, getting nothing done at home, I thought I'd deprive myself of sleep and pop by for a visit anyway. Sigh.

And quite often lately I wonder why I haven't sold the house and most everything in it and just gone into the wind...society is becoming such a bother. I'd have a lot fewer questions in a house in the woods...

Hope you have a good one, sir...

Shade and Sweetwater,

Catman said...

I'm glad to see you escaped the clutches of the government without having them removed a vital part of your anatomy by mistake!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I wonder about most of those things too :-)
But I know one part of the governement that Always are fast in asnwering and helping: those dealing with our taxes. Because they really wants my money :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
You just know that whenever I go for a visit there, I make sure I keep all my important stuff covered...!

Some mistakes can't be undone, ya know?

Thanks for the visit, buddy!

Hey Christer...
Sounds like our governments work a lot alike...quick to take and slow to react in our favor!

One more thing we have in common, my friend!

Hey, thanks for the visit today!

Ben in Texas said...

I always wondered how dammed hungry was the first guy to figer out how to eat an artichoke? That dude HAD to be real dang hungry.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
I think you're right about that! Not only how did he figure it out, but WHY?

Like you said, must have been real hungry!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Looks like we wonder some of the same things Jim. I wonder why my dog gets all weird and scared when she heres gunfire. She must have been shot at once or something. I've just noticed this a few days ago. The last 3 days I have heard gunfire near my acerage, and she acts real weird. Anyway, good post Jim.

HermitJim said...

Hey Hermit...
What is it they say about "great minds thinking alike?"

I hope the dog gets over the wierdness around gunfire before you move to the country!

I sure do thank you for stopping by today, buddy!

Anonymous said...

I have the answers to all the I wonder why questions.

For the Answer please send me $100.00 to my pay pal account.

Here is a free answer to the question. I wonder why the usless things cost so much and the valueable things are free

Answer : what else would you spend your money on.


HermitJim said...

Hey Off Grid...
Man, I wish that you had spoken up before...I just spent my last dime with paypak to buy the new video "Grannies Gone Wild!"

Best that the old man could do, ya know?

Anonymous said...

I like grannies gone wild was a better deal. lol