Monday, August 30, 2010

Why do we say/do that?



Humans are a curious race.  We say and do some of the goofiest things.  For instance, have you ever been waiting for the elevator when someone comes up and pushes the button for the elevator.  The same one you pushed just ten seconds before they showed up.  How about the crosswalk button.  How many times do you push that button?  Once?  Twice?  Twenty?  Or, if you are walking through the parking lot at Wal-Mart or Target or wherever you go and the driver motions for you to cross in front of them.  Why is it necessary to jog across? 

Why must people ask if it is hot/cold enough.  Just once I would like to say, "Yes, yes it is.  I put my request in last Tuesday." 

Do you ever go on a long road trip, only to finally arrive and the first thing you want to do is sit?  Why is that?  Additionally, do you notice how for that night as you drift to sleep all you can see is the road before you?

When you go to regular places:  the store, work, church etc...do you park in the same place? 

Do you ever say: "I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off!"  Have you ever SEEN a chicken with its head cut off!?  That's some seriously crazy stuff.

How about:  "I was sicker than a dog."  Anyone who has ever owned or does own a dog knows how dogs are when they are sick.  Again...not pretty.

We are all basically the same.  We say and do all these silly things.  What funny things or phrases can you think of?

9 comments:

Christina Lee said...

hahahahahaha I love this-- so so true! I can't think of anythign to add though ;-(

Linda Medrano said...

Well, last week I was sweating like a whore in church!

mormonhermitmom said...

Yes, I pick a favorite parking spot for every place I go to, and I'm irritated when someone ELSE parks there ahead of me. How rude!

I park my carcass on the same church pew too, and the same chair in Relief Society and Sunday School.

blueviolet said...

I used to use the phrase "like a mug" and I tacked it onto the end of sentences. It made no sense at all.

Laura Lynn said...

Funny things to ponder! I hate it that people sit in the same place in Sacrament mtg - like having reservations. I sit wherever there is space. And I have seen a chicken with its head cut off - wierd stuff!

Nikki said...

lol those are so funny and so true! People talk about the weather all the time where I am, is it hot enough, cold enough etc. I don't have anything really - my husband always says "If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly" -I don't think I ever act like a bear but he likes to say that:)

Emmy said...

Lol! How come we park on the driveway and drive on the parkway? I am pretty good about the elevator button, but I definitely push the cross walk button. At church we complain if someone parks in our spot.

But you know humans want comfort and security so parking in the same area, etc is something we unintentionally do to feel secure. That way our brain is more free to look for other dangers if the rest is the norm. But it is still funny

Cherie said...

This was GREAT! I think I do and say most of those things. I think I feel better knowing I am not the only one :)

KK said...

Every time someone says "like a chicken with it's head cut off" I imagine that and laugh :)