Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I Have Questions

Since I don't get out much, I have a lot of time to ponder, and I have come up with a few questions that I can't seem to find the answer to. (Sorry, HM, I know I ended that sentence with a preposition, and that's something up with which you cannot put.)

So here's what I have pondered lately:

1. Why do celebrities always seem to go to other countries to adopt children? Is there something about our laws that makes it difficult for them to adopt here at home?

2. Why are so many people so eager to appear on television that they don't care what asses they make of themselves, or how ignorant they seem?

3. Is anyone surprised at the number of foreclosures that are happening nowadays? Didn't they know before they took out all those baloon notes that the operative word there was "baloon"?

4. Why don't I learn how to use photoshop so I can post some photos?

5. Why can't people in take out food places ever get my order right? I mean, how hard can it be to remember a chicken salad sandwich and a pickle?

6. Why isn't the customer EVER right any more?

7. Why does Pres. Bush think that the people in his administration shouldn't have to testify under oath? Is he afraid they'll give in and tell the truth for a change?

8. Why has the Arkansas Lege spent more time than is healthy trying to figure out whether the plural possessive of Arkansas is Arkansas' or Arkansas's? And do we really need a law about it?
9. Does anybody think that moving the start of Daylight Saving Time up three weeks, and extending it one week at the end will be helpful?

10. Do ads for prescription drugs scare anybody but me? "Ask your doctor for 'Achenomore". You should not take this medicine if you have allergies to animals, vegetables or minerals or if you or anyone in your family has had heart, lung, liver,kidney problems or persistent heat rash.

Do not take if you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, or are terrified that you are. Could cause heart palpitations, night sweats, internal bleeding, hiccups, uncontrollable weeping, and your baby could be born bald and naked.

If anyone has any answers to these questions, please let me know. There are lots more where these came from.


Cazzie!!! said...

I was glad for the daylight savings to begin, but I will be glad for them to end as we get into cooler weather now here.
Celebrities adopting babies, I just don't understand that either, plenty of kids need adopting in their home countries right?
Customer service is the same, it would seem, Worldwide. People just have no respect for what the customer thinks, in big business that is. Small business does have a clue, it is how they keep afloat by being nice to the customer.

Sister--Three said...

Well, I can't help you with these Betty.

Only advice I have is to get out more! teehee

And learn photoshope or something so we can see you!

Other Betty

Alan G said...

Great questions Betty. I fear many of your questions will find no answers in the society we have come to be part of. Things just pretty much suck anymore.

Jay said...

I can answer #1. ... Celebrities adopt children from other countries not because adoption laws in the US are so complicated, but because it's sooooo easy for the natural parents to sue to regain custody.

If they adopt here in the US the natural parents will try to still be a part of the kids life. Not for the kids sake but so they can hang out with the rich, famous and beautiful people. Then at some point they will go to court to try to get custody back and then they will sue for damages AND child support.

It would be nice if no court would ever allow this to happen. But, since it happens to "regular" people it would happen to celebrities too.

I don't know about the rest of your questions.

Tink said...

Omg, those medication ads scare me too! I'm especially disturbed by the ones that may have side effects that are exactly what you're taking the medicine to treat. Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Take this medicine. Possible side effects: Diarrhea. Constipation. Bloody stools. Inability to control bowel movements. Egad.

her indoors said...

nope dont have the answers to your questions. I tend not to read about the side effects of prescribed medication as i will talk myself into having them!

OddMix said...

*breaks into song*
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes
Hippo Birdie Deer Ewe
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes

Happy Birthday! and thank for not dropping Jay off in the middle of the dessert. He is quite entertaining where he is.

Annie said...

1. I think Jay has made a good point.

2. Everyone wants their 5 minutes of fame. Or is it 15?

3. Those interest-only mortgages were the sign that hard times would be coming, sooner than folks could move on to the next house.

4. Are you talking about spending money to buy some new software? Photoshop software?

5. See number 6 below.

6. Because the stores don't train or supervise their workers anymore. And there are too few local owners anymore.

7. Because he's arrogant and unschooled and he's been convinced that he can be Emperor.

8. Crowd psychology could probably give us the answer to this. I can't.

9. I've been practicing doing away with the clock altogether.

10. Yes, I've always said that one shouldn't use the term "side-effect" for that minimizes what is really an EFFECT of the drug.

Good post Betty.

By the way, my little white dog likes Betty's too.

Hillbilly Mom said...

It's a new trend I'm trying to start, Betty. Let's get as many people as we can to use those prepositions to end sentences with. But first, we have to teach them what prepositions are all about.

I'll take a stab at #5. It's because these fast food workers are my students. Which is not to say I don't learn 'em nothin'. They are so busy loading up bags of the good stuff to give to friends at the drive-thru that they fill paying customers' bags with what is left over.(Prepositon-ending alert!)

We have been served a two Happy Meals with no toy and no fries. At the same time. That was no accident. And it was certainly not a happy meal. I went back and complained, at the risk of a 16-year-old anger-management-needing adolescent giving me the typhoid or the hepatitis or the E. coli for revenge.

Dirk_Star said...

Happy Birthday!

You have a great son.

I never knew you were Jay's mom...

He is a good soul and now I know where he got it from.

Truly, Happy Birthday.

Betty said...

Annie, No I was just talking about my laziness. I just haven't bothered to learn how to upload photos.

Oddmix: Thank you. At first when I looked at your comment, I thought, "What th'" lol

Dirk: Thank you, too. Yes, he is a fine son.

Annie: My goodness, you answered all my questions. I'll have to think up some more.

Hillbilly Mom: Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Thanks to everyone who commented.

Melissa said...

Has number 7 actually been proposed? (Note to self: pay attention to the news more often.) How can it possibly be considered testifying if it's not under oath?

Merriam-Webster (I know, nerd nerd nerd, I've heard it before) defines testify as: to make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact (as in a court)

Under OATH.

My apologies for going on about it - I know this is exactly the point you were making, but wow.

Newt said...

Ok, seeing as most of those are my questions as well let's see what I can help with:

1. they adopt because it's cool - well, maybe Angelina had a noble idea, but now everyone else discovered that it gives you an additional 15 minutes.

2. Goes back to that 15 minutes thing - and the hope for money and a book deal. They are so disillusioned.

3. If baloon isn't scarry enough there is always interest only to terrify you. It has a lot to do with the yuppie need to keep up with the joneses - I don't really feel sorry for people to be honest. Quit trying to one up your friends and neighbors for cry'n out loud

4, 5, 6 - I'm clueless

7 - dont get me started

8 - good way to spend the taxpayers $$$

9 - all I know is it is nice to come home to the sun

10 - scares the crap out of me