Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Have You Ever Wondered Why and Never Get an Answer?

Have You Ever Wondered Why?

PLEASE.  HELP.  I need answers and possibly you have the right ones!  Most of us wonder about 'stuff' and never really get a proper answer.  I am hoping you can help me answer some of the things I have not been able to figure out.

1. Baby on Board Stickers

Why do people have those "Baby on Board" stickers on the rear window of their car?  One argument for the sign is that in case of an accident, paramedics would be alerted that there is a child in the car.  Another one is to warn drivers not to drive too closely to the vehicle with a child inside.

REALLY?  First of all, do the paramedics depend on a sticker on the rear window to tell them whether or not there is a child on board? What if the sticker is there but the child stayed home? Will they keep looking until they find the child?

Secondly, it has been proven that bumper stickers of any type cause people to drive closer to the car in front of them so they can READ the sticker.


2. Shoe On The Side Of The Road

WHY do you always see only ONE shoe on the side of the highway? Asked a few times but no one knows. If a shoe is thrown out of a car during an accident, WHY is it always just one?


3. Getting Pulled Over By A Cop

WHY don't cops pull over completely onto the shoulder when they stop a vehicle on the highway?  This one makes me shudder. I understand that some shoulders are narrow and this could be a safety issue for the officer. However, for years, the officer would approach the driver on the passenger side of the vehicle to protect himself from being hit by on-coming traffic.

Why does this make me shudder?  Four of my mother-in-law's sisters were traveling to visit her a few years ago. They were approaching the crest of a hill when they noticed a squad car had pulled another vehicle over. 

The cop's car was over the shoulder line. In a split-second decision and to avoid hitting the squad car, my aunt pulled slightly into the next lane into oncoming traffic.  

She hit a car head-on and three of the four women were instantly killed. Almost as sad was the fact that there was never an apology of any kind from the police department.


4. Old People Holding Hands

Why do 'old' people hold hands when they walk together?  Of course, this is great to see and brings a smile to anyone's face who observes an elderly couple holding hands and enjoying each other's company. The other day I was walking past one such couple and overheard this: 

"Don't let go of my hand, Henry, because I may fall."

"I won't dear. I need you to balance me as well."

There you have it - asked and answered!


5. Choked With Fragrance

Why do people try to choke us with their fragrance?  A wise woman told me that fragrance should be 'discovered' - NOT ANNOUNCED!  I find this is especially true with men who wear strong cologne.

It makes me wonder if they are bathing in the fragrance or trying to mask their body odor and are too lazy to shower.


6. Skin Color

 "Mommy, why is that lady's skin dark brown?" I saved the best for last. When my daughter was in the grocery store last week that is what her four-year-old asked in a loud voice. I loved the way she handled the situation and answered the question.

"No two people are alike. Some people have blue eyes and some have brown or green ones. Some people have blonde hair and some have black. Skin has different colors as well."

She was saying this loud enough for the lady to overhear it and saw through the corner of her eye that she was smiling.

Laughter Is Healthy!

I hope this post brought a smile to you today – no matter what is going on in our world – we need to see the lighter side of life. Laughter is healthy.


  1. I love this. Especially the one you saved for last. 🥰

  2. Fun post!

    Well, the Baby on Board is pure vanity isn't it? I don't think the sign is for drivers - it's for the owner ;)

  3. Yeah, the baby on board is just for the owner of the car. Like any other sticker we put on our car -- just to announce something about ourselves that doesn't really affect any other driver. The story about your MIL's family is horrifying!

    1. Thank you for commenting and your kind words about my MIL

  4. Are you sure that you don't live near a bunch of folks who have only one leg?

    1. It took me a second to figure out what you meant -- then I laughed out loud!

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