*Coffee pots that make 5 oz. cups. The box says, “Makes 12 cups!” I call bull squirt! I know their cups are based on restaurant cups but when we buy a coffee maker for home, most of us are using 8 – 12 oz. mugs or maybe even bigger. A cup is 8 oz., not 5!
*Children are our future. They are precious cargo. Most (normal) people would agree. Children are required to wear seat belts while in a moving vehicle. Unless it’s a school bus. What? Why the heck are kids not required to wear a seat belt while on a school bus? The driver of the school bus is required to wear a seat belt! I can understand that it would be quicker to evacuate a school bus if no one is wearing a seat belt. I can understand that no one would be trapped in their seat if they aren’t wearing a seat belt. But don’t those things hold true for any vehicle? What about an unfortunate accident that flips that bus over and over again? Are those kids going to survive or walk away with no injuries if not wearing a seat belt? This has bothered since my kids had to ride the bus to school.
*Does it make a lot of sense to say, “It was in the last place I looked,” or “It’s always in the last place you look,” when obviously it was literally in the last place you looked? I mean, where the hell else would it be? Why would you keep looking after you found the item you were looking for?
*Reality shows don’t make sense to me. I have my own reality. You have your own reality. Why watch someone else’s reality…especially when it’s scripted and not reality at all?! Reality shows are hogwash. Those people (in many cases) are being paid to behave badly. We need to stop making stupid people famous. That just doesn’t make sense to me.
*The other day, I was trying to get into an online account that I hadn’t used in a while. I tried logging in but I was told I had entered the wrong email or password. So I tried another of my commonly used passwords…and another…and another. Still denied access. So I tried my other email address and those same passwords. Still no access. So I decided to use their “Reset Password” option. I was asked to choose a new password. When I entered one I was told, “You cannot use your old password.” I wanted to throw the computer out of the damn window!
*I can understand having 3 different sized cups for drinks if you are ordering from drive-thru window or placing a to-go order inside a fast food restaurant. But why offer different sizes for people (other than for small children) dining in? If the restaurant is offering free refills, doesn’t it make better sense to just have one size cup, perhaps medium? Why should a person have to choose the size cup when they can get as many refills as they want before they leave?
*Automatic hand soap dispensers in public restrooms make sense. But at home? Why does it have to be hands-free? You’re not going to touch the dispenser after you wash and dry your hands, are you?
*Why do they package light bulbs in flimsy cardboard packaging? You’d think a little bubble wrap lined package would have been thought of by now, like bubble mailers. Why are batteries so hard to get out of their packaging? Have any of those little stinkers ever opened the way they are supposed to? Just put the damn things in a regular box!
*Google ads drive me insane. I can look up something on my phone or computer and the very same day I start getting ads on Facebook (and elsewhere) on that same item. Several times, I was talking to Dad about a certain item and lo and behold, I started getting ads on Facebook. Were they listening to us talking? I never looked it up on my phone or computer. I never looked at the product on Amazon or anywhere else. We just talked about it. Creepy.
*Why do we put celebrities on a pedestal? Why do we listen to what they say but not our doctors, our mothers, or someone else? You don’t know the celebrity personally so how would you know if they’re telling the truth? I have my favorite celebrities, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not going to live my life according to Johnny Depp or Al Pacino.
*Schools have rules against fighting…OK fine. What about when your kid is being bullied? I mean, physically bullied? Don’t you want your child to defend himself? I taught my kids that if someone threw the first punch, then go for it. I didn’t care what the damn school’s rules were! Kids have the right to defend themselves! Instead, they get in trouble for fighting and the bully wins…and continues to bully.
*I will never understand the insane amounts of make up young girls wear these days! I can’t stand when I walk by someone and all I smell is make up. That’s just gross. These girls can have the prettiest face but they cover it up with goop!
*I don’t understand these telemarketers who leave voice mail messages like, “We’d like to talk to you about our products. Please call us at 1-800-555-5555.” Seriously? If you can’t even tell me the products you want to talk to me about, why the hell would I want to call you back? Those numbers get blocked.
*17 commercials during one break while watching a show? Those commercials aren’t going to make me buy a damn thing. They piss me off, and/or annoy the crap out of me. Most of them are the stupidest things I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe anyone would buy a product based on seeing a commercial. A commercial might remind me to put something on my list that may or may not be what they’re advertising. A commercial might make me do a little research, say on the advertised vehicle IF I was in the market for a new car. Same thing goes for insurance commercials. If you’re not in the market for something, why would you pay any attention to the commercial? They need to save the money they spend on ads and pay their employees more! There’s a novel concept!
*Conspiracy theories. You’ve got to be a few fries short of a happy meal to believe the theories out there. Do I completely trust the government? No, especially not now with Tweet-y in office, but to believe that everything is a cover-up is ridiculous. Do you realize how many people would have to keep their big mouths shut in order to pull off a major conspiracy/plot/assassination? People are just not that good at keeping secrets and I still believe that most people have more integrity than that.
Well, there ya go. It would probably be safe to say that some of the things that make no sense to me would be on your list, too! I bet you could add a few, as well!