THE WAY I SEE IT: There are some nagging questions in life
In Aug. 30 issue, Russell County News By Barbara Sharp Zimmerman, Columnist
Sometimes in the middle of the night when I can't sleep I wonder about things. And sometimes, I wonder about things during the day when something bothers me, or for no reason at all.
For example, why do some people drive around with their windows down and their radios blaring? Don't they realize that if other people wanted to hear that music, they'd be playing it on their own radios?
Don't men know that a man who can dance is a woman magnet? I believe if men understood how much women love to dance, they'd all take lessons.
Why do we have toenails? Fingernails I can accept as useful. But toenails?
Why do some people let garbage, trash and even old cars accumulate around their houses and in their yards? Do they like looking like the city dump?
Why are some people always late? Why don't they just set their clocks ten minutes forward?
Why is the City of Jamestown lolly-gagging around, not doing anything about publicizing the fact that Business Week magazine named the town one of the best places in America in which to live and raise a family?
If we increase the tax on cigarettes, will that make smokers quit smoking? Then we won't get any taxes, will we?
On the other hand, don't smokers know how disgusting their smoke is for non-smokers? How the smell of smoke lingers in their clothes even when they're not smoking? And how bad their breath smells?
How can people sleep through their dog's incessant barking? Doesn't it wake them up, too?
Why don't politicians do what they told us they were going to do when we voted for them?
Why do some people tell me to have a nice day when they really couldn't care less whether I have a nice one or not?
Why aren't banks here open on Saturdays - at least Saturday mornings - when working people would have a chance to go to them?
And why are local hardware stores closed on Saturday afternoons when you're working on a project and you just need a couple more widgets from the hardware store to finish the job?
Why are there more commercials in an NCAA tournament basketball game than basketball?
And why do so many basketball and football play-by-play announcers and color analysts ignore what's going on in the game to talk about something totally unrelated to the game, Ba-by?
Why are there ten hot dogs but only eight hot dog buns in a package?
Why do we have to have daylight savings time? Is it so we can get up in the dark rather than go to bed in it?
Why are there never any frequent flyer seats available when you want to use your frequent flyer mileage awards, but there are always paid seats available?
As you age, why do parts of your body go out more than you do?
If you're more than 40 years old, are you invisible to teenage clerks in stores?
How come, when you're on a deadline for a column, you can't think of anything to write?
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