IDGIs and Issues
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Photo Inset: One of the Mums I planted in the whiskey barrel planter in the visitor area (I was experimenting with erasing backgrounds and in a hurry to finish this post. I freely admit it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the subject in this paragraph, and I almost don't care (provided I don't think about it too hard, that is ;o)
A few of my IDGIs (not too many - I don't want to scare you ;o)
- Why is it socially acceptable for a 30-something (adult?!?) to wear their Batman jammies to the grocery store?*
- Why do we need attorneys to slap legalese all over everything? My personal favorite is, "Void where prohibited." Translation: It's no good where it's not allowed. Wow. Really?
- How do people on food stamps get to buy steak and lobster at the grocery store? I have a full-time job, and (with rare celebrational exception) I don't get to eat that stuff.
- Why do manufacturers put sweepstakes and/or prize labels on their packaging that say things like, "No purchase necessary, details inside"? Now I'm not the brightest bulb on the porch, but I'm pretty darn sure somebody's gonna make me buy it if I rip it open to check out those details.
- If I am inconsistent all the time, am I not therefore by definition consistent?
- How can it still be Black Friday now that it starts on Thursdays?
AND - as long as we're on the seasonal subject - when did Christmas start arriving before Halloween?
* Upon further consideration: Why does a 30-something guy even own a pair of Batman pajamas?
Do you have things like that running through your head? Or are you slowly backing away from your screen and reaching for a phone because you think I need professional help? (I probably do ;o)