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Things I just don’t understand!!

The Way I See it

November 26, 2017
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Now at first glance, you're probably thinking that this is going to be a very, very long column. The things I don't understand are myriad but today I'm just gonna hit some of the things that not necessarily bug me, but that I just don't understand. I have no idea how televisions, cell phones, cars, ATM machines, computers and radar guns work, but that's for another day and time. And of course, being a man, I certainly don't understand women......AT ALL But here are some simple things I don't understand....

What exactly happens to those good people we send to Washington? Everything becomes so territorial and partisan. What ever happened to closing the door and working out a deal that helps out as many people as possible? Do the right thing, dog-gone it!!

Why Charlie Brown continues to try and kick that stupid football. Come on buddy, Lucy is always gonna pull it away on you. Maybe you should run for political office!!!

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Never understood why the world needs a Justice League and all the other super heroes. Isn't Superman enough? He does it all!!

Ever get those little milk cartons that you have to open on one particular side? And they don't open!! So why print "Open Here?" Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

The remote control wouldn't work the other day for me. So I did what you do and pressed harder. Why do I do that?

I really wonder how the Kardashians can possibly earn some $65 million a year. How and why??? I've never watched them but someone does, I guess. Do you?????

Ever wonder why we have three meals per day but four names for them; breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper? Let's kick one out. But which one? And what about "brunch?"

Why oh why oh why do people take a picture of there plate of food to show on Facebook? I don't care what you had for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or even supper!! Really, I don't.

Did you ever stop and ask yourself why in a box of crayons, there is a white crayon? I don't understand.

I don't remember any of my friends in Chelsea or even in high school needing to take meds for their behavior. But today so many do. Were we just that good in Chelsea??? Har har.

I don't understand people who are habitually late. Are YOU more important than ME? Hah, I think not.

Don't understand dreams. The other day I was still working, not married and flying a jet that was running out of fuel and out STC basketball team was late for a ball game. Bruce and I were gonna be starting.

Have you noticed that young people today seem to think that they should have all life offers them RIGHT NOW!! Wasn't like that 40 years ago. We gradually accumulated things as we progressed through life.

Don't understand tipping! I really don't. I succumb to the pressure of society and tip fairly generously but who do I tip and don't I tip. Do I tip the doctor if he helped me, the receptionist that helped me when I was lost, the policeman for just giving me a warning and so on? Why don't we pay people a reasonable wage and then let every individual decide if they want to give a tip or not.

And don't even get me started on those "forced gratuities" for a party of six or more. This doesn't even make sense. The check arrives...."Your bill is this amount and by the way, we're including this amount for the gratuity."



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