Things I Want (Or Need) To Know

Have you read about the Israeli woman who bought her mother a new mattress and threw the old one away?  The old one stuffed with a million dollars! 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/10/million-dollar-mattress-thrown-away 

I’’m skeptical.  A million dollars in US currency weighs around a hundred pounds, maybe 110, assuming it’’s all in hundred dollar bills.  I assume Israeli currency weighs roughly what US currency does and I doubt anyone converts their life savings into hundred dollar bills.  So it would likely be in mixed, mostly smaller denominations and therefore, it’’s likely to weigh more than that.

If the mattress you were throwing away had the body of a young, slim woman on it, you’’d notice the extra weight, wouldn’’t you?  On the other hand, maybe the million dollars was in the form of a check.

Adam Lambert, runner up on this year’’s version of “American Idol,” announced that he’’s gay.  Two questions:  why should anyone care, and among those people who do care, did anyone really think he was straight?

My doctor’’s office called to confirm my appointment this week.  If I were Jewish, would they still have confirmed the appointment, or would they have Bar Mitzvahed the thing?

As the US government switches frequency spectrums and makes TV go digital, I do have one TV that needs a converter box to work with the new system.  I’’m not getting one.  The TV is near death anyway.  I’’ll just throw it away. 

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.