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...!