May 8, 2015


I have many grandchildren (23 to be exact) and I know most of their names (just kidding). It seems that lately many of them are in that “Why?” stage of life. They ask “Why” about everything- why this, why that, why Grandpa? This is normal and it is great to be imaginative and seek information, so I don’t view this as a negative. In fact, I think as adults, more of us should constantly ask “Why?”.

This ‘why’ questioning reminded me of a humorous article I recently read called “Why?”. Here goes:

  • Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while the healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?
  • Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet coke?
  • Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counter?
  • Why is “abbreviated” such a long word?
  • Why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
  • Why is it that doctors and lawyers call what they do ‘practice’?
  • Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitos?
  • Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
  • Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Hopefully, I created a smile or two for you and if not, why?