A Bottomless Pit of Obvious Questions

I’m afraid I’m getting a complex … another one, I mean. This one involves these crazy questions that no one seems to be able to answer. And they just keep coming. I can’t get over the fact that these questions have lingered out there for what seems forever, and no one, other than myself, seems to be tortured by that fact. I guess that’s a pretty strong indicator that I need to “get a life”!

On the other hand, questioning the obvious has always been rewarding for me in one way or another so I think I’ll stick with it.

  • When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
  • Why is it that on a phone or calculator the number five has a little dot on it?
  • Why aren’t drapes double-sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?
  • Why is it that when we “skate on thin ice,” we can “get in hot water”?
  • If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we TRICK-OR-TREAT on Halloween?
  • Why is it called a funny bone, when if you hit it, it’s not funny at all?
  • How come you never see a billboard being put up by the highway?
  • Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use, the bubbles are always white?
  • Why do they put holes in crackers?
  • Why do British people never sound British when they sing?
  • If you had a three-story house and were in the second floor, isn’t it possible that you can be upstairs and downstairs at the same time?
  • On Gilligan’s Island, how did Ginger have so many different outfits when they were only going on a three-hour tour?
  • Why do we say we’re head over heels when we’re happy? Isn’t that the way we normally are?
  • Why don’t we call life insurance death insurance? The insurance can’t be collected until there has been a death.
  • Why do they announce power outages on TV? Unless you have a wind-up TV, you’re not going to hear that announcement!

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