Saturday, August 2, 2008

pondering

I have some questions that need to be answered.

How did the people on "Fantasy Island" know what everyones, who arrived there, fantasy was? Did they fill in forms? Was it by some form of perception?

Why do people refer to "the long and the short" of it when they are talking about a confusing topic?

Why does a cat have nine lives? And how did someone come up with the number? Was he/she some sadistic bastard?

What exactly do we mean by "chick flick" seeing they are generally written by men, about men who are the love interest, and produced by men.......

Why does someone who is about to inflict pain (think dentist or doctor) always comment "This is only going to hurt a little bit"? How do they know what my pain threshold is before they start?

Why do people always comment that they found something in the last place they looked? And for that matter would you consider looking further if you found what you were looking for?

Why do you say you have two left feet if you can't dance? What's wrong with left feet? I find mine invaluable when walking.....

Why would you refer to someone you haven't seen for a while as a 'sight for sore eyes'? Wouldn't medication be better for sore eyes?

And, along these lines, why do we refer to laughter as the best medicine? If it is the best medicine why isn't it bottled?

Just a few things that annoy me.

If you know the answers please let me know.

1 comment:

kitkat said...

I had to respond to these two:

What exactly do we mean by "chick flick" seeing they are generally written by men, about men who are the love interest, and produced by men.......

I was thinking about this yesterday as I mopped my kitchen floor because I think I might have an idea for a short story. I was troubled by the fact that if I visualized it (as a movie), it would be a chick flick. Then I wondered 1) why that was a bad thing and 2) what defines a chick-flick. It seems like movies that have a female lead (sharing it with a male lead sometimes) that focus on family, friends, or romance get thrust into that category. My story would be about family.

Why does someone who is about to inflict pain (think dentist or doctor) always comment "This is only going to hurt a little bit"? How do they know what my pain threshold is before they start?

I had my nurse practitioner tell me a couple times before she injected some local anesthetic that it would feel "like a bee sting." I wasn't too worried about it, but afterwards I told her that I haven't been stung by a bee since I was about 5, so I didn't really know what to expect. She was shocked that I had gone 20+ years with no bee stings. A few months later, I got stung by a bee. It was far more painful.