Taking The Why In The Road

by Curt Kovener     

Young children frequently ask “why”. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is water wet? Why does the newspaper editor have a funny moustache?

And then when they receive their answer, they follow up with another “Why?”

Adults have some questions about ‘how’s come is it?’… another way of asking “Why?”

•Why do supermarkets and pharmacies make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

•Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?

•Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the  garage?

•Why does the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

•Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth  closed?

•Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins  Lottery’?

•Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

•Why is it that doctors and attorneys call what they do ‘practice’?  But when they send you a bill it is for “professional services”?

•Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?

•Why is the man who invests all your money called a  broker?

•Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

•Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

•Now that it is warmer weather and we enjoy being outdoors, why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

•Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal  injections?

•Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

•Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

•If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?