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Just why?   The Jovial You: Humor, Jokes and Riddles

Started May-27 by WALTER784; 726 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

May-27

Why do supermarkets 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 banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?

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

EVER WONDER…  Why 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'?

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?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes?  Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff??

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?

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-11

WALTER784 said:

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

I’ve been asking people that and they all have very good excuses.

1. We park our big SUV in the garage, and it fills up the garage so the smaller car is in the driveway. 
2. We don’t have a basement.
3. The exercise equipment is in the garage.
4. The laundry is in the garage and I need room to fold clothes.
5. My teenager entertains friends in the garage.
6. I work/have an office in the garage.

Not one admitted to having useless junk.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-11

Some use it to keep boxed up things in storage.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Jun-11

Are the boxed things valuable?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-12

Showtalk said...

Are the boxed things valuable?

Some could be, but for the most part, not so valuable.

For example, kid gets out of school and has oodles of comic magazines in his room. Dad wants to use the room as a study so he carts out all the magazines, match box cars, other toys, etc. their kid had in that room and boxes them up and puts them in the garage.

30 or 40 years later, comic magazines and match box cars sell for a fortune. In this case, they weren't valuable when they were boxed up, but numerous years later, a boom craze starts up and their prices go through the roof!

Often times, they're just boxed up clothes, sheets, curtains, unused items that just take up space in the house.

That's where the original term garage sale came from. One day, they would open up their garage and try to sell/get rid of as much stuff as they could! 80-90% was just junk though.

FWIW

  • Edited June 12, 2021 1:15 am  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-12

Ood cloths, sheets and curtains could be given away nor sold, as you said, have you read the Marie Kondo book?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-13

Showtalk said...

have you read the Marie Kondo book?

Nope...

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Jun-13

It’s about getting rid of  things you will never use again. 

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-13

Showtalk said...

It’s about getting rid of  things you will never use again. 

My wife and I do that at the end of every year... we call it the "Big Cleaning"!

We open up all the closets, take everything out, go through what we want to keep and what we don't need any more.

Once we find the "don't need anymore things", we bring them to the local school's bargain shopper's day to see if others will just give a few pennies for things we don't need. Anything that isn't sold there is donated to places that collect goods for homeless people.

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From: Showtalk

Jun-13

It’s a good idea. Otherwise when someone retires and downsizes its overwhelming for them or for their children.

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