Saturday, September 26, 2009

It is in my "I don't get it!" file...

1. Why do we only have pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie in the fall? Is there a law somewhere that says you can't go and buy a can of pumpkin and make a pie in the middle of springtime?

2. My daughter is taking gymnastics at school as her PE elective. She has taken dance, but never gymnastics before. She has certain things she has to perform before the end of the school year to pass the class. However, the teacher says if they have never done something before, they can't participate. If she and about 20 other girls in her class have never had gymnastics before, but can't try anything new, how will she learn the required jumps and bends to pass the class? I'm confused.

3. How come for years now I have ordered a milk with a value meal at McDonald's as the drink, due to the fact that my daughter HATES and will not drink soda, but all of a sudden last week they "can't do that?" I didn't argue...

4. How come kids can sit at the dinner table and say "I'm not hungry" yet raid the pantry 30 minutes later looking for a treat?

5. How come kids can be out late on a school night for football or another school activity, but can't go to church on Wednesday night to AWANA or Youth Group, because of homework or a test?

6. Why can't people just get along? Is it really that hard to be respectful of others at all times?

7. Why is it I can go all day Saturday and forget to stop and eat a bite if I am busy, yet every Sunday morning in the middle of church, my tummy decides to growl?

8. I can try something on in a store and think it looks great, but when I get it home and put it on I'm left wondering "WHAT WAS I THINKING???"

9. Why do people insist they called you, when we live in a "caller ID" world and you KNOW they didn't?

10. Why can I find a new product at Walmart, use it for a while, like it, then all of a sudden they don't have it anymore? Are they just trying to tease me? Are they playing a game?

11. During a parade...if all the police cars, ambulances, and firetrucks are in the parade, who is taking care of the town?

12. Why can't money grow on trees?!!!

13. Why if for years my parents would say "Ain't is not a word, stop using it!", they all of a sudden decide to put the word in the dictionary? I don't like the word. I just can't use the same reasoning my parents used for years...

14. How come a kid can be knock around silly in sports, but a sibling touches them, the tears flow?

15. How come my daughter can be on the computer for hours, with no problems, but yet when I am trying to upload pictures for an album, the "page expires" on me twice, interrupting my project unsaved?

Can you tell I'm frustrated at Walmart, computers, gym teachers and soccer coaches who "didn't" call? Can you tell I'm ready for the pumpkin pie?

Do you have anything to add to my "I don't get it file?" Please share... I would love to know I am not alone in my thinking.


Kristin said...

Ha! I've learned that if I see something at Walmart that I like, I better get it right then, because sure enough it won't be there the next time I go back!

Mocha Momma said...

What a great post. Yes, there are things that I don't get.

I don't get the over diagnosis of A.D.D. and now they've added O.D.D. Something about a Defiance Disorder.

Aren't the kids just brats that don't want to be obedient? I am confused. I thought being defiant was a choice.

Your list is very much like mine would be.

Have a great Sunday,

He & Me + 3 said...

I think you have a pretty good file going, I would agree with all of them. Why do people say they called when we can clearly see they didn't? Grrr.

Deborah Ann said...

You had me at pumpkin pie. Why indeed should something this delightful only be enjoyed once a year?

Good stuff...

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh this was great! I think about the same things you listed...especially #1, #4 and #11.

As far as #10, what burns my hide is when you go to Walmart for a specific item's price and then they jack it up, like by 50%. It's like a bait and switch deal...(I think, lol...never was good at marketing terms)

and #8.....I think some stores have the opposite effect. It's like they have those fun mirrors from carnivals and this horrific lighting that makes me run out of the dressing room screaming and depressed.

Here's one.....why do they have braille at the bank drive thru and why do they sell hotdogs in packs of 8, but the hotdog rolls in packs of 12?

this was fun to read.......thanks!

Amber said...

You betcha.

You betcha.

You betcha.

Love you muchly.

mimi said...

I don't have anything to add...I love all of your thoughts! #9 made me laugh..drives me crazy.
#10...I don't get that at all, happens to me all the time. I seem to like all the products that get discontinued. :)

Gretchen said...

I don't get why every...every...every...every single contractor I've ever had come work in the past year is late. I thought folks needed work but maybe not.

whimzie said...

I was nodding my head in agreement with you, sister.

And I'd never thought about the stomach growling thing, but you're right! I'm always growly on Sundays!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Oh, my brain is fried; I can't be clever this late in the evening, but I can AMEN your Wal-Mart gripe. Honestly, I've had the same problems with finding products there. And don't get me started on the two checkout lines working while the other 30 remain empty. Please...


Elle Bee said...

I'm with you on year-round pumpkin pie!!

Oh my gosh, reading through comments and Michelle says "braille at the drive through". SO TRUE!! If there are blind people driving, I need to know about it!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Sweetie, you make and enjoy pumpkin pie whenever you want! All seasons are just dandy for that!

My hubby was THRILLED yesterday....he ran in the grocery store to pick up something for Joshua's school project (daddy is project guy!). While in the store, the Spiced Wafers were on display and on sale! He got two boxes and was just tickled orange and brown!

I hope your day and week is blessed and that you see His fingerprints and heart for you everywhere you turn.

Marsha said...

I've wondered the same about Wally. What I hate is when you buy a product that needs refills, such as plug in's, mop heads or the like, and they suddenly stop carrying the refills.