More questions we need to ask


If the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, what is the speed of dark?

Why do ships have portholes but not starboard holes?

Do you recall when calling one a politician was not considered an insult?

Why is it that whenever you have a moment of brilliance in the middle of the night it is always followed by a moment of stupidity by choosing not to write it down?

How is it that the man who can remember every play of his favorite team in every game cannot simply remember what he should get at the supermarket?

Do people who never use their turn signals believe they will get a better deal when they trade in their car?

When a loved one tells you a suggestion for the next birthday, why is it always at a time when you cannot write it down?

Why do people who just finished reading a book or going to a movie feel the need to tell you everything, including how it ends?

Do airlines plan in advance that the person who will sit in front of you will wish to recline his seat as far back as possible and that the seat behind you will be occupied by a baby crying throughout the flight?

If your doctor prescribes a pill to help your memory, what if you forget to take it?

Shouldn’t there be a day when cell phones are not permitted to be used?

Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be better if we could go much longer without using our cell phones?

Why is it that you think you are so smart because you can get every answer right while watching Jeopardy and realize afterwards that you continually forgot to put each answer in the form of a question?

Can you think of someone who claims to have hundreds of Facebook friends, yet doesn’t know the next-door neighbor?

Wouldn’t life be easier if we were required to wear name tags all the time?

Wouldn’t it be nice if those name tags had computer chips that automatically say where you know this person is from?

Do you remember when “sleeping like a baby” meant something nice and now, as you are older, it means waking up every two hours, needing to use the bathroom?

Do you need to get your watch fixed when your partner says they will be ready in five minutes and it is like 30 minutes on your watch?

If wisdom comes with age, if after all these years you are not wise, are you still considered young? 

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Stan Glasofer passed away in October 2020. He left us with several columns we are proud to share with our readers.