Things I Want (Or Need) To Know

  • Have we had more gales since the beginning of last winter than we usually do?  It seems like we have to me.
  • Who decided that standard saw horses should be as short as they are (I believe 32″)?  I’m staining porch flooring in preparation for repairing my porch, and if I didn’t have a couple of really tall saw horses (37″), I’d be crippled right about now, instead of just aching.
  • If you’re wasting something expensive, do people still say, as my mother used to, “Do you think that grows on trees?”  Lumber is so expensive these days; you’d think it doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Did you hear the latest commercials for Dodge cars and SUV’s?  They have a tag line:  “We are Dodge.  We are never neutral.”  What does that mean?  Is every new Durango delivered with a broken transmission?
  • I read an article about security measures hotels take to keep people from stealing towels.  Could someone please explain to me why anyone steals hotel towels?  If stealing is wrong doesn’t work for you, they’re too small and too thin for me to want them.  I need two or three to get dry after a shower; the ones they distribute at the hotel pool are even worse.
  • A sixteen year old girl survived a plunge from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.  The news story I read was dated April 18th, but didn’t specify whether the incident happened Monday or Sunday.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it wasn’t clear whether the girl jumped or fell from the bridge.  Suicide is a serious mental health issue; so is attempted suicide.  I don’t mean to make light of either, but how exactly do you fall from the Golden Gate Bridge unless you’re rebuilding it, painting it, or changing the light bulbs?

Author: Tom

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