Wednesday, March 22, 2006

... but why?

I'm Feeling: a little out of sorts
Background Noise: The Disctrict Sleeps Alone Tonight by The Postal Service

I've heard people say there are no stupid questions. I've heard people say there are no inappropriate questions. (In certain cases, I'd have to disagree with both statements...) I've heard that there are unanswerable questions (I guess "I dunno" doesn't count as an answer...) Here are some of them:

Why do irons have a setting for permanent press?
If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?
If the number 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still number 2?
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
What if there were no hypothetical situations?
Will your answer to this question be no?
If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?
Is there another word for synonym?
Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?"
If you choke a Smurf, what color will it turn?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
If swimming's such good exercise, how come whales are so fat?
Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
If a person told you they were a pathological liar, would you believe them?

Of course, there are other questions that are tough/impossible to answer that are much less fun than these. Why are some people so critical? Why can't smart, talented people find jobs? Why are people lonely? I've had lots of questions like these rolling around lately... and I have no answers. I know God is in control, and His plan is spectacular, and sometimes that's all we get to hold onto. Lucky for us, it's enough. His grace is sufficient!!

2 thoughts:

tucker said...

I don't like conversations that go in circles but I like these questions. They make me laugh. I guess it's because they're 'ironical.'

kaycee said...

First of all, I love the song you were listening to when you wrote this. :)

Second, I think the whale question has an answer (something about them living in really cold environments and fat being good insulation if I remember correctly).

Third, I LOVE the rest of those questions in the list. Especially the one about the #2 pencil and failing. Could that have something to do with the fact that I am a teacher? :)