Things That Don’t Make Sense

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Feel free to post items that have you shaking your head, here’s mine:
I had a drop delivery taking place Friday of last week, as I tracked the package it suddenly jumped to Wednesday of this week. I though I was seeing things, till I looked at the travel history. See if you can spot the reason for the delay:

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Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Just corrected a sentence mishap (not next but last Friday), yeah why not just have them deliver when they arrived in Phoenix?
 
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Celt

Peanut Head
About like a package sent to me from Nawlins...after three days it made it to Mississippi...then to Memphis....then for some unknown reason was sent back down to Greenwood, MS where it stayed for a few days before getting sent back to Memphis where after several more days...it made it's way up to me in Paragould, AR. *sheesh!*
 

Pat McGinty

Senior Member
I had a Chewy pet product package make the grande tour about like yours. NY by way of ID, TN. The Chewy people were alert to the problem without my involvement, sent out a duplicate shipment, and merely informed my by email. Then, of course, both shipments arrived on the same delivery, with one box sadly beaten. Then, when I asked the Chewy guys to charge me for both they refused. That didn't make any sense either.
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Well, the package finally arrived after a grand tour of the western states.

Here’s some food for thought on other things that don’t make sense (borrowed from the web):


  • Why do we park in driveways, and drive on parkways?
  • Why is it that when I transport something by car it's called a shipment, but when I transport something by ship it's called cargo?
  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
  • Why are wise men and wise guys opposites?
  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
  • Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?
  • Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
  • Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
  • Why did Japanese Kamikaze pilots wear crash helmets.
  • Why is there no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
  • If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
  • Why do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
  • How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?
  • How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike?
  • Does it make any sense that you fill in a form by filling it out?
  • Why do your feet smell and your nose runs?
  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  • Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one of them?
  • Why is that when you are driving and looking for an address you turn the radio down?
  • If a convenience store is open 24hrs a day 365 days a year, why are there looks on the door?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited?
  • Why is it so hard to remember how to spell mnemonic?
  • Why is it called quicksand if it takes you down slowly?
  • Why are boxing rings a square?
  • Why do they sterilize needles used for lethal injections?
  • Why do celebrities spend their entire lives trying to become well-known, and then wear dark glasses so no one will recognize them?
  • Why do people ask you, "Can I ask you a question?" It's not like you have a choice, they already did.
  • If something is top secret, why would you write "confidential" on the envelope? Wouldn't it make people want to open it, as opposed to a plain old manila envelope with nothing on it?
  • What's the point of thongs? It's like buying a wedgie.
  • What's a free gift? Aren't all gifts free?
  • Why is it that snowfalls, but raindrops?
  • Why do people make rubber duckies yellow, when real ducks are green, or brown? It's kind of dumb.
  • Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor?
  • Why does an alarm clock "go off" when it begins ringing?
  • Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?
  • Why is there an expiration date on "sour" cream?
  • Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllabic?"
  • Why is the word "abbreviate" so long?
  • Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
  • Why do we sing "take me out to the ball game", when we are already there?
  • Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?
  • Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss?" Shouldn't it be called a "near hit?"
  • If "con" is the opposite of "pro," is Congress the opposite of progress?
  • Why isn't there mouse-flavored catfood?
  • Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • Isn't it a bit unnerving that what doctors and lawyers call what they do "practice?"
  • Why do we call this planet Earth when it is 90% water?
 

Pat McGinty

Senior Member
Well, the package finally arrived after a grand tour of the western states.

Here’s some food for thought on other things that don’t make sense (borrowed from the web):


  • Why do we park in driveways, and drive on parkways?
  • Why is it that when I transport something by car it's called a shipment, but when I transport something by ship it's called cargo?
  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
  • Why are wise men and wise guys opposites?
  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
  • Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?
  • Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
  • Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
  • Why did Japanese Kamikaze pilots wear crash helmets.
  • Why is there no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
  • If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
  • Why do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
  • How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?
  • How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike?
  • Does it make any sense that you fill in a form by filling it out?
  • Why do your feet smell and your nose runs?
  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  • Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one of them?
  • Why is that when you are driving and looking for an address you turn the radio down?
  • If a convenience store is open 24hrs a day 365 days a year, why are there looks on the door?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited?
  • Why is it so hard to remember how to spell mnemonic?
  • Why is it called quicksand if it takes you down slowly?
  • Why are boxing rings a square?
  • Why do they sterilize needles used for lethal injections?
  • Why do celebrities spend their entire lives trying to become well-known, and then wear dark glasses so no one will recognize them?
  • Why do people ask you, "Can I ask you a question?" It's not like you have a choice, they already did.
  • If something is top secret, why would you write "confidential" on the envelope? Wouldn't it make people want to open it, as opposed to a plain old manila envelope with nothing on it?
  • What's the point of thongs? It's like buying a wedgie.
  • What's a free gift? Aren't all gifts free?
  • Why is it that snowfalls, but raindrops?
  • Why do people make rubber duckies yellow, when real ducks are green, or brown? It's kind of dumb.
  • Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor?
  • Why does an alarm clock "go off" when it begins ringing?
  • Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?
  • Why is there an expiration date on "sour" cream?
  • Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllabic?"
  • Why is the word "abbreviate" so long?
  • Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
  • Why do we sing "take me out to the ball game", when we are already there?
  • Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?
  • Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss?" Shouldn't it be called a "near hit?"
  • If "con" is the opposite of "pro," is Congress the opposite of progress?
  • Why isn't there mouse-flavored catfood?
  • Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • Isn't it a bit unnerving that what doctors and lawyers call what they do "practice?"
  • Why do we call this planet Earth when it is 90% water?
Why is the prefix "re" in front of the word frigerator?
Why must I continue to refer to the following articles in the plural: glasses, scissors, pants?
If we're all created equal, why are half of the people stupider than average?
Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
Why does resisting entropy only make it worse?
 
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