Random Thoughts #9

For over 30 years, Andy Rooney had the last word on 60 Minutes sharing his commentary on all things random.  Jerry Seinfeld had 9 seasons with his show about nothing.  The world of social media is home for all inhabitants to share random thoughts on a daily basis.  Since it’s the popular thing to do…and of course the theme of my blog (duh!)…most blogs for that matter…I’ve whipped up this Baker’s Dozen.

  1. The intensive care unit is called the ICU.  But the truth is most people hate hospitals and don’t want to set foot inside one.  So to tell someone “I’ll see you” in the ICU is kind of odd.
  2. Why aren’t there “lack-of-speed” cameras? Driving 10 miles under the speed limit is just as dangerous as 10 miles over.
  3. It’s interesting that the hand gesture for “call me” is still based on the look of an old phone receiver & not what it’s like to hold a cell phone now.
  4. Why are people still advertising phone numbers such as 1-800-432-BANK?  If you’re only phone is a cell phone, you’d have to guess the corresponding numbers for B-A-N-K.
  5. I don’t understand why some people don’t open up the carton of eggs to inspect them before putting them in their cart.
  6. Don’t you hate it when you build the “perfect” salad and there’s that one “past-expiration date” cherry tomato that explodes in your mouth and ruins it completely.
  7. You grow up with family members who are not affectionate-touchy-feely folk. Then when one of them is in the hospital all they want is for you to hold their hand and stroke their head.
  8. Why do elbows get discriminated against? Etiquette lessons from Miss Manners and Emily Post tell us it’s impolite to have elbows on the table while you eat. But what’s the rationale that makes that rule stand up in the this day and age?  It’s not like eating with your feet on the table. Well, let’s hope not.
  9. Songs with sirens in them should be banned. They aren’t good on the nerves especially on long, early morning road trips.
  10. No one wants to be told they look tired regardless if it’s true or not. You basically are saying, “You look like crap.” Just ask, “How are you?” and call it a day.
  11. The shopping mall should be renamed the Museum of Male Couch Potatoes.
  12. I don’t understand the concept of House Arrest.  How is being in the comfort of your own home a punishment?
  13. Can’t imagine that bakers would always have extra to justify the expression Baker’s Dozen.

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