Why? Questions with no answers

Silly and sometimes serious questions to ponder, mull, and debate. Most importantly, a little something to make you smile.

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dying?

Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they already know there is not enough money in the account?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when a revolver is thrown at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are NOT on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator as though it has been magically refilled? Magic is the mom, folks.


Why will folks run over a string a dozen times with the vacuum cleaner, then stop — reach down, pick it up, examine it — and put it back down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic produce bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into enclosed light fixtures?

Why is it when a stranger rams our ankles with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, we say, “It’s all right?” But let your kid run into mom with a shopping cart, and the blood bath is likely to begin on Aisle 10.

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you.

I don’t have the answers to these questions. I’m not entirely certain real answers exist. However, if they made you smile or even laugh, then the questions have served their purpose.

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