Why ? (curious humor)

 

Why .....do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Why .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Why ....do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Why ......do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Why . .......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering..

EVER WONDER ....

Why the sun lightens our hair,
but darkens our skin ?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on planes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

Why? If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
Good question.

Things to ponder.

Why?

To give you things to ponder.

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why

Why .....do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
This one is easy..So you'll buy more stuff either on the way to the back or on your way to the check out counter

Why...

Are there INTERSTATE Highways in Hawaii?

Do we drive on parkways and park in driveways?

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Why

is the line never busy when you call a wrong number?

Because

"Why .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke."

Because I like the taste of diet coke over the regular coke.

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

Why?

To be, or not to be?

Why Are There Interstate Highways in Hawaii?

Because it was originally justified in part, as a defense system. A young Eisenhower noted on his first cross country convoy, how hard it was to get across the USA. The Interstate is meant to improve the movement of (war) supplies from sea and air ports.

Also, every interstate road has one mile of straight-away every five miles... for staging aircraft during war.

And Hawaian airbases, as history shows, were vunerable to attack.

It's official name is:

Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways

It worked too... those pesky Canadians have kept the peace ever since. heheh

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Braille on Drive-up ATMs

You can blame Uncle Sam for this one. The regs under the ADA forced banks to comply with this. I used to be VP of ATM Operations at a large regional bank. I was incredulous when I heard we had to put braille on a drive-up ATM.

Knew

spullis wrote:

You can blame Uncle Sam for this one. The regs under the ADA forced banks to comply with this. I used to be VP of ATM Operations at a large regional bank. I was incredulous when I heard we had to put braille on a drive-up ATM.

I can understand on elevators WHY the floors would be in braille under the buttons, but HOW would a blind person know what floor to get off on, unless there is a spoken floor announcement.

some people

Ozme52 wrote:

Also, every interstate road has one mile of straight-away every five miles... for staging aircraft during war.

if you listen to some people, that's an urban legend

Urban Legend

Ozme52 wrote:

Also, every interstate road has one mile of straight-away every five miles... for staging aircraft during war.

False, and demonstrably so.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/airstrip.asp

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re: Why Are There Interstate Highways In Hawaii?

I knew all that... but think of the word "Interstate"... can't get from one state to another by road from Hawaii.... smile

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Interstates in Alaska

Alaska also has several Interstate Highways - including the Alaska Highway that connects Alaska to the Northwest Territory of Canada.

By the way, all Interstate highways in Hawaii have an H prefix, and all the Interstates in Alaska have an A prefix.

WHY!

NOT!

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because...

just because.

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non-native nutmegger

Light Swicth

Some light switches have off and on written on them, if it is dark and you need it on, you can't read it anyway.
If the room is bright you will notice that the lettering is the same color as the background.

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Why?

Either your bored or your Bonkers.
No answer needed. laugh out loud

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Why

Must I click start to turn off my computer mrgreen

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That is a good question why ?

That is a good question why ?

Why

Why do kids ask Why for nearly ever answer

because

Just answer because

Why?

Because...

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Why for dogs...

Why do dogs hate it when you blow in their face yet they stick their head out the window of a moving car?

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slobeavis wrote:

Why do dogs hate it when you blow in their face yet they stick their head out the window of a moving car?

So true... grin

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slobeavis wrote:

Why do dogs hate it when you blow in their face yet they stick their head out the window of a moving car?

Think about it from the dog's perspective.

blow in their face = smell your stinky breath

stick their head out window = smell fresh air

Mercury Switch

19PapaBear44 wrote:

Some light switches have off and on written on them, if it is dark and you need it on, you can't read it anyway.
If the room is bright you will notice that the lettering is the same color as the background.

I know it's supposed to be a funny thread, but there is a legitimate reason behind this one. Years ago light switches used to have mercury in them. When the switch was in the off position, an electric current flowed through the mercury, causing the switch to glow orange. Therefore, you COULD read the on/off setting.

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highway airstrips

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
Ozme52 wrote:

Also, every interstate road has one mile of straight-away every five miles... for staging aircraft during war.

False, and demonstrably so.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/airstrip.asp

Right idea, wrong country. Switzerland because of the limited flat, level ground in the country uses highways for airstrips and highway tunnels as aircraft hangars.

A person can learn a lot

A person can learn a lot here on the factory, just not GPS's.

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I know why.

Quote:

Why . .......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering..

Asheville NC minor league stadium has Braille lettering on the umpire changing room.

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Waste and Spending

Why do they allow government officials to needlessly spend and waste money when we are currently facing a spending deficit?

Ummm...

avandyke wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
Ozme52 wrote:

Also, every interstate road has one mile of straight-away every five miles... for staging aircraft during war.

False, and demonstrably so.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/airstrip.asp

Right idea, wrong country. Switzerland because of the limited flat, level ground in the country uses highways for airstrips and highway tunnels as aircraft hangars.

Except Ozme52 was rather specific in his reference to an interstate highway system, which Switzerland I believe doesn't have since the country isn't subdivided into states. Thus my reply.

Nevertheless, that is interesting stuff.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Why

spokybob wrote:

Asheville NC minor league stadium has Braille lettering on the umpire changing room.

Sounds like somebody who works in the building department and reviewed the architectural plans went by the letter of the ADAAG code instead of using common sense.

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Excellent!

Great read, smile of the week.

Why...?

Because I said so! Now stop talking and eat your dinner!

(Sorry...it has become a habit!)

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I was skimming the list when

I was skimming the list when I read the Braille for a drive in window. Actually I was stunned for a second then I thought I think I do remember that!

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Because the sentence is "death" and everything before that falls under the full and free health care each crook receives ... is entitled to receive!

In 1976, California Supreme Court via Chief Justice Rose Bird declared the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the state constitution and 68 inmates were taken off death row and resentenced. Then Governor Jerry Brown had supported Chief Justice Rose Bird and Chief Justice Rose Bird later was recalled out of office. Brown strongly opposed the death penalty and vetoed it as Governor. Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Interesting trivia: Jerry Brown succeeded Governor Ronald Reagan in 1975 as governor. (Talk about a state that can't make up its mind.)

Interesting trivia: Jerry Brown again is running for Governor of California.

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? Unless Texas can keep that candle lit, I think the future answer to this will be ... they don't.

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Vince Nuvi 350

Why...

...can a person, who is legally blind, hunt with a laser sight, if accompanied by a thirteen year old?

Try Linux or Mac...

canuk wrote:

Must I click start to turn off my computer mrgreen

Yup, no Start button on those two - just on the "One"

But that was just a comment, not a rant wink

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Try Linux or Mac...

canuk wrote:

Why Must I click start to turn off my computer mrgreen

Yup, no Start button on those two - just on the "One"

But that was just a comment, not a rant wink

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

you learn something new...

spullis wrote:

You can blame Uncle Sam for this one. The regs under the ADA forced banks to comply with this. I used to be VP of ATM Operations at a large regional bank. I was incredulous when I heard we had to put braille on a drive-up ATM.

I didn't think we'd get a real answer to this one, thanks. FWIW, I have used drive-up ATMs as walk-up when I've been a passenger - I guess blind passengers can too.

Why

Why Is A Bird When It Flies?

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Specifications

In Key West, all government buildings must meet the requirement for 24" of snow load for the roof.

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I didn't know that!!!

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
19PapaBear44 wrote:

Some light switches have off and on written on them, if it is dark and you need it on, you can't read it anyway.
If the room is bright you will notice that the lettering is the same color as the background.

I know it's supposed to be a funny thread, but there is a legitimate reason behind this one. Years ago light switches used to have mercury in them. When the switch was in the off position, an electric current flowed through the mercury, causing the switch to glow orange. Therefore, you COULD read the on/off setting.

Amazing what you learn around here. surprised

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Why?

Why is it your on the bowl or taking a shower/bath the phone rings?

???

spokybob wrote:

In Key West, all government buildings must meet the requirement for 24" of snow load for the roof.

Would that be the Columbian form of "snow"

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

And why...

LMChu wrote:

Why is it your on the bowl or taking a shower/bath the phone rings?

Do some people insist on answering the phone while on the bowl? Yes, not only has it happened to me, but someone even told me that's what he was doing while on the call... shock

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Why

When two airplanes come close together, why do they call it a near miss? You'd think it should be a near-hit.

Your tax dollars at work.

DanielT wrote:

Alaska also has several Interstate Highways - including the Alaska Highway that connects Alaska to the Northwest Territory of Canada.

WHY?

"The federal government established the classification of these roads as Interstate Highways, primarily for funding purposes."

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

lol

Pokecheck wrote:

is the line never busy when you call a wrong number?

LOL so true.

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