Today’s question is: Who lets their dogs eat at the table in a restaurant?
Background: While lunching with some friends in Rancho Santa Fe, California the other day an older couple arrived with their two dogs. With amazement we watched as the dogs hopped onto the chairs and began eating or drinking something out of a bowl on the table.
I don’t work for the health department, nor do I have a background in health practices but something about this picture tells me it just might not go over so well with the local health authorities.
Luckily, with my friends stealth camera skills, I’ve scored (thanks Bob!) these photos:
Dogs eating at table
Dogs like people in restaurant
Doesn’t it look the like dogs are having a conversation in that first photo? Almost like real people huh?
I don’t know about you but, really? I mean really? I think this couple just may have gone over the top with this lunch date.
Today’s question is: Why do people make such a mess in the bathrooms on airplanes?
Background: This is not the first time I’ve asked myself this question, and I’m fairly certain it won’t be the last. Why do people not wipe up their pee on the toilet seat when they are finished on an airplane? Do they seriously think others on the plane have options when it comes to using a toilet? And what about the pee on the floor? Have people no manners?
Being a short person, I find using the toilets on the plane a challenge. I refuse to sit, and balancing above proves to be quite a challenge on the airplane (especially if there is turbulence). It is so hard to avoid pee down the front of the toilet and on the seat, I regularly have to clean it up first. I often wonder why people don’t just clean up after themselves so that when others follow, they don’t have to do their dirty work. I don’t want to clean up pee after other people!
I think if everyone imagined the person they respected most entering the bathroom after them, they just might do what’s right and keep it clean.
It’s really not all that hard to look down and see if you’ve left anything behind. Just do it!
Today’s question is: Why can’t people make change?
Background: I spent a night at The Abbey Resort in Wisconsin the other day. While I was there I needed some water so I went the small cafe to get myself a bottle. The young woman rang up my purchase and told me the water would cost me $2.64, I handed her a $20. The next thing I know she steps over to a drawer, pulls out a calculator, punches in a bunch of numbers, walks back over to the register and hands me $17.36. I thanked her and left.
I can’t get the transaction out of my head. Did she really need the calculator to figure out my change? Do people not count up any more?
This certainly isn’t the first time I’ve run across someone that didn’t seem to be able to make change, but being the most recent it’s definitely the one that stuck in my head.
As a kid I worked in many a store, mainly my dad’s convenience store and you better believe I knew (still know) how to make change. It’s really not that hard, seriously!
Background: The other day, my oldest girl had an itch on her back when I was giving her a back rub. She guided me to the itch, which I relieved, and then asked, “where do itches come from?”. ”Good question” I told her, ”I have no idea”.
So I looked it up, like I look up everything I don’t know. I love the web.
Over at Discovery Health there is one interesting perspective. Who knew?
Today’s question is: Why is it so fun to draw on drunk people?
Background: You’d probably laugh knowing that my brother used to love to come over to my apartment in college after I had had too much to drink and draw mustaches and eyebrows all over me. Then he’d take pictures. One of those pictures made it into our college newspaper when I turned 21 years old. Probably one of my proudest moments to date. As if.
I sort of thought this drawing on drunk people and taking pictures was something maybe only my brother and his friends did. Boy was I wrong. Apparently this is something a lot of people do, and they are a lot more creative than my brother.
Here’s proof: (not for kids)
I’m not exactly sure what the fascination is all about but, by golly is this hilarious. Although I do feel a little bad for the people that were drawn on with permanent markers.
Today’s question is: Why do other’s think it’s ok to make decisions for you?
Background: I think I may have asked this very question before. This story is about my friend. Her son has a handheld playstation. He likes it. He has two friends that have the same playstation. My guess is they really like it too. His two friends have this “really cool” game that they both play and that they love so very much. They love it soooo much they want their buddy to have one. However, this game is rated T for teen. It’s much too mature, inappropriate and grown up for my girlfriend to allow her boy to have. She has said no.
Fast forward a month or two and my friends doorbell rings. Her boy’s friend is standing there with his mom. They come in and begin to explain how much they love their playstation game and how much fun it is to play. Sooooo much fun that they have bought it for my girlfriends son, so he can now play it too.
What is wrong with people? Seriously, do people really think it’s just fine to make decisions about what video games are ok for other peoples children, even when the parents say no?
Just so you know my friend turned it down, of course it all happened in front of her boy which just adds a whole separate element to the whole mix. It was just wrong of that parent to show up with a game that had been vetoed.
I had a similar thing happen with a movie. My girl had gone to a birthday sleepover and at 9pm I received a phone call asking if it was ok to watch a PG13 movie that I had not previously allowed my kids to watch. I despise when people put you on the spot like that. At that point if I was the only parent that said no I would have been the one ruining the birthday party (I’m sure it was already int he player when they called me). What’s wrong with advanced notice? My husband fielded that call because I was yucking it up on the dance floor at my friends wedding, he said yes but he felt like there was no other answer. The next day the mom said she was so worried I’d be mad (I was mad, but when you frame it that way it’s like backing someone into a corner). I said it was just pretty late notice and caused all sorts of problems at home because the other kids have not seen it. She told me all the other kids at the party had seen it so she figured I wouldn’t be mad.
Why is it that people think if other people do it it’s ok for you?
Today’s question is: why do people clip their nails in public?
Background: This is almost too unbelievable to believe…..today while I was getting my hair washed out after waiting for my color to take in the very small salon I have my hair styled at, the nail woman started clipping her toe nails. Right there, on her chair, in full view from my spot at the hair washing station. I thought I was going to puke.
Can you picture the position she was in? Sitting on her chair, her foot raised to her seat, she slips off her shoes, grabs one of her nail clippers and clips away. All I could think of was yuck, I hope none of those nails fly this way, and OMG why are you torturing me? Why?
Is there anything worse? OK, this picture may be worse than what I witnessed (what is this chick thinking?):
Today’s question is: Why are some spoofs so incredibly funny?
Background: My husband gets some racy emails from one of his clients from time to time. A couple of months ago this baby landed in his box and I have to say I about died laughing (this is NOT appropriate for children, so please view it in private, maybe with the volume low, I wouldn’t let my kids see it).
This is an honest to goodness real product. This video was produced as you see it but the voice over adds more hilarity than I can believe.
When I first saw it I did a search because I just couldn’t believe someone really produced a product like this. Then I found the real video (feel free to view it here).
I wasn’t satisfied with what I found and searched You Tube a little bit longer and found this comical bit on Ellen: