Inspired by jimhines’s ‘I don’t know’ post from earlier this week, I thought I’d do something similar about the things I don’t understand. As you might imagine, it’s a near-infinite list, so I just picked twenty at random:
I don’t understand how all those typos and erroneous commas find their way into my ‘final drafts’.
I don’t understand why my barber now charges a search fee.
I don’t understand the rules of American football (or ‘Girly Rugby’ as it’s known in the UK ).
I don’t understand why so many folks choose to see a glass half empty when it’s clearly half full.
I don’t understand why people use the ‘f’ or ‘c’ words.
I don’t understand Japanese (except for Asakapupu, which means ‘dirty diaper’ – just kidding).
I don’t understand why so many New Jersey drivers can’t seem to manage a proper left turn.
I don’t understand why people think something ‘inflammable’ could ever catch fire.
I don’t understand why Americans don’t wear black armbands on July 4th – do they not know their ancestors gave up the chance to be British?
I don’t understand why some people choose to post hateful comments on their blogs.
I don’t understand how to work the DVD remote.
I don’t understand how they made such an awful job of the fourth Indiana Jones movie.
I don’t understand why Moslems, Christians and Jews have such a problem with each other – it’s the same God isn’t it?
I don’t understand why politicians act surprised when they promise one thing then do another, and someone calls them on it.
I don’t understand why some folks spend more time telling people why they can’t do something than it would take to do the thing they say they haven’t got time to do.
I don’t understand why Fox cancelled Firefly, or why the SyFy channel passed up the chance to take it on – this is the same channel which brings us the Saturday SyFy movie.
I don’t understand why so many people think Che Guevara was cool. The man was a racist and a mass murderer – at least, if we’re to believe what he wrote in his own diaries.
I don’t understand why my pants shrink during the winter months, but grow larger as summer approaches.
I don’t understand why people think it’s ‘not really stealing’ when they accept or give away free downloads of other people’s music or books.
I don’t understand why the people who invented that hard plastic packaging (the type which requires scissors and several band aids) haven’t been hunted down and given a stern talking to.
How about you?
What's on your 'Things I don't understand' list?