Ponderings with Doug – March 4, 2016

 

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Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can’t they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Why is it called a TV “set” when you only get one?

Why does your nose run and your feet smell?

If pro is the opposite of con, is progress the opposite of congress?

Why does “cleave” mean both split apart and stick together?

Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?

Why is it called a “building” when it is already built?

Why is there an expiration date on SOUR cream?

How can someone “draw a blank”?

Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic”?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

If you can’t drink and drive, why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?

What is another word for “thesaurus”?

Why do ‘tug’ boats push their barges?

Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game’, when we are already there?

Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a “near miss”? Shouldn’t it be called a “near hit”?

Why are we afraid of falling? Shouldn’t we be afraid of the sudden stop?

Why is it called ‘after dark’, when it is really after light?

The answers to “why” questions are management level, I’m in customer service! But those of us in customer service can help you have the strength to live out the “how” when you meet an imponderable “why.”