Friday, February 20, 2009

And The Answer Is ...

Ingrid challenged me to come up with some answers to the questions I asked on my blog yesterday. Here are a few I thought up. What about you? Any answers? Silly, thought-provoking, ridiculous--if you think up an answer, share it here!

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?
Maybe they just like the taste of Diet Coke better!

Why do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?
Get serious! These banks loaned billions to people who could not afford to pay it back. They can't afford to give away free pens!

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage?
The cars are insured. The junk is priceless.

Why do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight?
There is a huge conspiracy between the bun people and the hot dog people. In case you haven't noticed, the lunchmeat people are in on it too. I never have enough bologna slices to match the number of slices of bread in a loaf. And why does the bag of chips run out before the can of soda does? It's just wrong on so many levels!

Why do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering?
For the same reason that fastfood drive through windows have signs offering braille menus.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Because doing it the other way just sounds stupid.

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
We can, but then we have to hold the mascara wand backward, and it's just a hassle.

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
I think this falls in the same category as 'Physician, heal thyself.'

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
It's not that long a word, but the double consonants can be confusing.

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Because it makes sense. I've been to quite a few doctors that needed more practice!

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
I think the real question is, why are you drinking dishwashing liquid?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
For the same reason there isn't cat-flavored dog food.

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Okay, seriously, this is a good question.

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
That's dumb. If a cotton field doesn't shrink in the rain, why should a sheep?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
This isn't a question--it's a true statement.

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
Haven't you listened to the news lately? Who said flying was safe?

Okay, there are my answers. I didn't answer them all because I wanted to leave some for you. Well, really it was because I couldn't think of anymore, but still ...

If you can answer one I haven't, or if you have another answer for any of these, fire away!


  1. Oh! That is too much! Your questions were intriguing, but the answers are so enlightening and hilarious! I'll have to ponder them a little longer to see if I have anything to add or not.

  2. Hi Jill,

    How are you?

    i'm sorry to bother you, but I've recently started up a community forum for writers called the The Writer's Chronicle(mainly for those who blog) where we can meet and discuss all that is writing with other 'online' writers. Also with the recent addition of some published author members we have decided to set up a section to support published writers and help them promote themselves and their books - as we all know how hard it is to get published and how its even harder to get a large readership!

    I know this email is out of the blue, but i was hoping that you might drop in and take a look around and perhaps join if your interested?

    I'd greatly appreciate it,


    Emily Cross

    Heres the link:

  3. I totally agree with the conspiracy thing of the buns and hot dogs. Matthew and I always talk about it :) ha!
    I will take a look to the ones you didn't answer to see what I can come up with :)

  4. I loved your answeres to these ones!! so true!

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

    If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

    And my favorite, "why are you drinking dish soap?" hehehe

    oh maybe apartments are called apart-ments because they are all separated into tiny parts. Our apartment is small and we can hear from all the other parts of the apartments.

    Look forward to reading your blog more.
    Dani Joy

  5. Hi, again. Your daughter Stephanie came to Spain to help out in the church plant the Lord has called us to. She was such a blessing! You can share her any time! :)


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