Friday Wisdom – Why?

My buster.txt file has a large list of questions asking why. Here are some, let me know if you have answers to these:

Why are there 5 syllables in the word “monosyllabic”?
Why are there so many Smiths in the phone book? They all have phones.
Why do bagpipers walk when they play? They’re trying to get away from the noise.
Why do banks charge you a “non-sufficient funds fee” on money they already know you don’t have?
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name? (& credit card #)
Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?
Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?
Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?
Why do we wash bath towels? Aren’t we clean when we use them?
Why do you press harder on a remote-control when you know the battery is dead?
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
Why is it, when a door is open it’s ajar, but when a jar is open, it’s not a door?
Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?
Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?
Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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27 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Why?

  1. The thought of sheep shrinking when it rains…. so adorable! And then puff back up again, maybe when they’re dry? That would be a hoot. Flojo used to do a “magic trick” where she would turn a door into “a jar” when she opened it.

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  2. Elita Sheen says:

    Now I’ve got some unanswered queries to keep me up at 3am lol. Happy Easter btw! 🙂

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  3. Have a great weekend. Happy Easter. 🙂

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  4. That song and sour cream! Hilarious!

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  5. I got a chuckle out of these – especially ‘monosyllabic’! 🙂

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  6. jfwknifton says:

    Some very justifiable questions there! The one about bath towels has already been vigorously discussed in our house.

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  7. Wait what?–Why don’t sheep shrink in the rain? They do–that’s why their hair is curly.

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  8. lifelessons says:

    Ha.. You’ve already thought up all the good answers, Andrew…

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  9. Indeed. I’ve always wondered why there is Braille on drive-through ATMs!

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  10. I wonder if sheep do shrink a little when it rains. We should check on this

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  11. SusanR says:

    Love these, especially the “non-sufficient funds fee.”

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  12. LOL, Andrew. Happy Easter.

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