Don’t worry, parents, I’ m not talking about that kind of why. Although, I could probably fill a couple of posts about the “whys” we get asked over the time we look after our children… which is kind of forever. No, these whys are different. Just check it out:

Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their vitamins 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?

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 lawyers call what they do ‘practice’?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavouring, 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-flavoured 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 planes? 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?


Did I make you smile a little?  I sure hope so…



27 thoughts on “Why?

  1. 😃😃😃 This is fantastic, Sandra! What observations!!! You know what, I am also that ordering-a-burger-and-a-diet-coke person… lol! But I deliberately close my mouth when putting mascara on… haha!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Those are great. I had to laugh especially at the mascara picture. As you get older, that mouth opens wider and lower. ☺☺ We all understand why. I tried to explain it to my husband once. His eyes glazed over in confusion.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great questions. But what I want to know is why we park in driveways and drive on parkways? Or Why is there braille on drive-through ATMs? And doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected? Thanks for the laugh!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. GREAT why questions, Sandra! The dishwasher liquid..yes..WHY?!!! And why don’t they hv parachutes in the planes? You know, in case you need to jump out in mid-air…
    Your post gave me a good chuckle. (And a lot of other whys follow suit!)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I have seen many of these before. They are still funny, of course. This kind of observational humor is one of my favorites, and very well done by a range of excellent comedians like George Carlin, Jay Leno (I think), and Robin Williams, if I recall correctly. I still miss the latter greatly, even if I couldn’t relate to some of his observations based on personal experience, like how people are always hungry after smoking marijuana.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s