Thursday, June 16, 2005

Things I Cannot Understand

Things to ponder (or in any case, things that I have been pondering):

  • If it's hot outside, why people need to compensate by using air conditioning to make the inside as cold as Antarctica.
  • Why we have not adopted Europe's shorter work day. (Nine hours a day at a desk is a long, long time.)
  • If beauty is societal and half of society is made up of women, why we have not gotten rid of stupid fashion statements like pointy-toed stilettos and instead insist that they are beautiful.
  • Why the same city that has beautiful monuments with well-tended gardens and that houses our country's leaders complete with their mansions, planes, and bodyguards has homeless people starving on the street.
  • Why office work is so exhausting.
  • Why this is as coherent as my mind gets after work.

2 Comments:

At 6/16/05, 5:18 PM, Blogger Stx said...

"If it's hot outside, why [do]people need to compensate by using air conditioning to make the inside as cold as Antarctica."

To match your nose, of course!
[v'hamayvin yavin.]

"Nine hours a day at a desk is a long, long time."

Only crazy people work nine hours a day!
[Oh, yeah, so I worked 9 hours today. But I'll be working 7 or so tomorrow, iy"H...]

"why we have not gotten rid of stupid fashion statements like pointy-toed stilettos and instead insist that they are beautiful."

Now, where have I heard that one before? *cups hand over ear, innocently*

"Why the same city that has beautiful monuments with well-tended gardens and that houses our country's leaders complete with their mansions, planes, and bodyguards has homeless people starving on the street."

Same reason why the city with trillion dollars skyscrapers and a monument symbolizing liberty and justice for all does.

"Why office work is so exhausting."

That's what they pay you for. And isn't it better than schoolwork? No homework!

 
At 6/16/05, 9:37 PM, Blogger Gavriel said...

If you keep it cold enough inside, when you open the door to go out, enough of the cold should leak out with you to allow you to get to your car without drenching yourself in sweat. Then, immediately turn your car's AC up to full.

 

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