Why Wednesday...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Asking why... because I've started three other posts and deleted them all.



Why is blogging so hard in the summer?
Reading blogs, writing blogs, finding blogs, everything blog related is ten times more difficult when the sun is shining and a beer garden is open.

Why do I occasionally browse the "popular page" on Instagram?
Because I never like what I find.
The teenage boys (who look like like they're ten)
with their shirts off, biting their lip, never cease to freak me out.

Better yet, why do teenage boys think hundreds of the exact same selfie are okay anyway?
Wait I know why, because they get millions of likes.
I need to learn to stay off that damn popular page, it haunts me for days.

Why is it that whenever someone just texts "call me" I immediately assume everyone I know has been in a terrible plane crash, or something equally as terrible.
Moral of the story- don't ever just text "call me."

Why do cashiers always try to force me to donate a dollar at the end of my transaction?
Back in the day, I always gave in. But now I donate to charities I choose, on my own time.
Regardless, I still can't help but feel like every time I say "no" the cashier looks at me like I'm actually saying, "no, screw that damn charity."

Why do iphone chargers seem to disappear just as fast as hair ties?
Who in the hell is coming to my house and stealing our chargers along with all of my blonde colored hair ties and bobby pins? Who??? Whoever they are, I bet they took all of Chris's earbuds, as well.

Why do people choose not to flush in public restrooms?
And then why do I choose to act like whatever is in said public toilet will jump out at me if I don't get the hell out of that stall as fast as possible?
Why don't I just politely flush it, with my foot of course. I could easily do this and yet I never do.

Likewise, how come whenever someone tries to enter the stall I'm in and they say,
"Oh, I'm sorry!" I typically respond with, "oh it's okay!"
Because I think we all know, it's really not okay.
And is it really true boys don't have stalls? I just can't grasp this one.
Can you imagine if girls didn't have stalls? Like seriously, think about that one for a second...

Why do I always feel the need to push "door close" on an elevator?
If I see someone coming, I won't do it. I'm not that big of an ass (unless I'm in a hurry.)
But there's just something so gratifying about being alone in an elevator.

Why will I go months without buying something I really need, like new razors, more hangers, 
or something like baking soda,
and yet I won't think twice about going out of my way to buy a bottle of wine, or a DQ blizzard?

Why is paying $1.99 for something in real life not a big deal, 
but if I see an app in the app store for that much it seems more like $100.99?
And I'll usually agonize over buying it for several weeks...

Why did someone invent duvet covers?
And why do we all use them? Having to put a duvet cover on is a silent reminder to me that the devil does exist.

Why is it so thrilling to realize you and someone you just met, know someone in common?
What can really be done with that information after that point? Really though?

And that's all I've got.
I promise to have something much better for tomorrow.

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54 comments:

  1. Hehe, good questions. I especially wonder about flushing in public restrooms. Do they not flush at home? I don't get it.
    - Rachel/ With Love, Rachel

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  2. I always get so excited when i meet someone new and we know someone in common, but its the most anticlimactic conversation after. "And so..well that's cool."

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  3. I totally agree on the $1.99 app dilemma! Why is that such a big deal? Haha, I really enjoyed today's post. Even if "it's all you got," I still liked it!

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  4. So I'm not the only one who likes riding alone in the elevator haha. And the $1.99 app... I totally think it's like $100 when I see that!

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  5. Seriously, when I change the duvet cover, I count it as cardio and strength training combined. It's like Zumba but even less coordinated and maybe more sweaty.

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  6. All very good questions! Especially the 'Would you like to add a dollar to donate to charity' question. My response is always 'Not today'. My thinking is that the cashier will just assume on other days I do donate, when in reality... I don't! Totally on the same page with apps in the app store too! I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger! 2 apps have been on my mind for months now. Months! Ahhh.

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  7. i literally have a post in draft thats titled "Things that make me say why" are we on the same page or what?!

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  8. I'll just leave this here for you: http://i.imgur.com/OCp2XNn.png

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  9. These are all fair questions. I'm with you on the public toilet and the app money thing. I freak out around public toilets like no one's business. It's actually kind of obnoxious. And yes, I have actually in the past straight up refused to get an app that I had previously really wanted because it was going to cost me a whopping $1 or $2. Sometimes I think about it and I'm just like...Seriously, Jordan? Why is it such a big deal?

    Nice to know I'm not the only one.

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  10. Back when I still worked in retail, my boss yelled at me constantly because I refused to ask people to donate to whatever charity we were promoting. I felt like I was forcing it on people, especially when I could tell it was someone that probably couldn't afford it! The ones that were curious would ask for more information.

    Bugs the shit out of me.

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  11. Sometimes I read your posts and wonder if we share a brain. I really don't understand most of what happens on instagram and I do the same thing with the app store. I have been debating this app for over two weeks now.

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  12. I HATE when people text "call me" because I immediately think the same thing. Something HORRIBLE has happened. But, when I need or want to talk to someone and they don't answer I know exactly what to text to get their attention! :)

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  13. I love this. I sense a weekly series coming. It's all deadly.

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  14. Why do people insist on saying "hello" to you at that awkward moment when you're entering a bathroom stall and they're leaving the one next to it? Please don't talk to me. It's ok.

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  15. LOVE this! great post...agree with it all especially the $1.99 app one!

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  16. I'm the same way with the call me texts. Or I think they're super angry with me and they're going to yell at me and hate me forever.

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  17. For some reason, small world friend connections make me so happy. I think that officially makes me a huge loser.

    I'm with you on the buying...I'll squeeze the last bit of whatever product out but if I pass a sonic you better believe I'm swinging in for a diet vanilla coke.

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  18. "Why will I go months without buying something I really need, like new razors, more hangers,
    or something like baking soda,
    and yet I won't think twice about going out of my way to buy a bottle of wine, or a DQ blizzard?"

    Same!! Or why do I try so hard to justify buying a new top, when I have no problem buying dinner & drinks out?

    Why is paying $1.99 for something in real life not a big deal,
    but if I see an app in the app store for that much it seems more like $100.99?

    Ahhh this is so me! I don't have any paid for apps on my phone because I think it's a waste of money. But really, I won't spend a dollar on an app that I'll use daily, but I'll spend $1 on a water bottle when I could have just filled up a reusable one with tap! So odd the way our brains wors.

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  19. If we didn't have doors on our bathrooms, I'm pretty sure I'd die. or just never go to the bathroom in public.

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  20. So... my thinking here is, do I confess that men's bathrooms typically do have at least 1 stall, with a door? Because then that means I'll have to confess that I've been in the men's room. Or, I could insert the always popular - my husband told me so line.

    So... awkward.

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  21. I'm the same way with the call me texts! & whoever is stealing all of your iphone chargers is also stealing mine and my earbuds too! I liked this post a lot :)

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  22. Ha, I can 100% relate to how you delay buying things you actually need while still buying things you don't need...every day. Sometimes I'll actually be at the store with the items I need in front of me and I refuse to spend money on it. But I'll proceed to buy myself a Milkyway Midnight.

    And yea...I'm also stingy on the apps. What I spend money on makes no sense.

    Big Apple, Little Bites

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  23. This really brightened up my wednesday! The teenage boys question. For real. It's really awkward. I've even looked some of them up and they are all, in fact, 12. No more guilt trips from cashiers. I've learned not to care.

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  24. I am the worst about waiting as long as I possibly can to buy those boring necessities but will go out of my way for something much exciting that I don't really need

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  25. I am always asking myself why necessities seem like such a waste of money!...Maybe BECAUSE I spent all my moneys on wine? oops!

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  26. This is one of my favorite posts! I'm terrified of the popular page on instagram for that very reason. Never looked at it.

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  27. hmmm good questions!! if i'm in a hurry i will use my foot to flush than cover the seat with lots of toilet paper or seat covers

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  28. Oh my gawd I am so with you on the whole "call me" text thing. I instantly go into freak out mode like someone had died or been injured. I don't even know why since it's never been the case. I blame it on too much tv.

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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  29. No stalls in the boys room is plain awful. and yes, 1.99 on itunes anything always seems too expensive, ha!! Why Wednesday is a riot! Why not do it more often?!!

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  30. hahaha WHY are you so relatable? I can't wait til you're famous. Actually, if that means you're going to have some assistant writing your blog for you then I guess I can wait.. unless you have a TV show.. because then I'll just watch that all the time while I read other people's blogs (and hey, you can hire me as your assistant if you want!).

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  31. I love this post - because I have had so many of the same thoughts. Especially, why do we always respond with "its ok" when someone says "I'm sorry" It hardly ever is ok. Love that! And the same with the $1.99 price tag for the app store. I need all apps to be free.

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  32. YES! I hate the "call me" text. It's almost as bad as the "we need to talk." What the heck did I do wrong? Just tell me now so I'm not freaking out forever!!!

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  33. Speaking of restrooms, why when I'm a guest in someone's home I find their toilet paper roll is THE. OTHER. WAY. Instant judgment.

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  34. Haha I totally agree with the app thing. I NEVER pay for apps, even if it's only 99 cents. For some reason, it seems like so much money!! Along with going out of your way to get something you want, but never something you need. Why do we do that? It doesn't even make sense.

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  35. These killed me, love this post! Waiting a month to buy things you really need....even with someone living with me reminding me to get said things, I still come home with only an Ocean Water from Sonic.

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  36. It is less thrilling than creepy to me when I meet someone who knows someone I know...not sure what that says about me haha!

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  37. I freak out whenever someone texts "call me". I usually think, oh crap did I say something bad about them and they found out? I have no idea why! Also, my bobby pins disappear ALL the time. My mom says every time I visit her she finds about a million when I leave, but I can never seem to find them in my own apartment. And I don't own a duvet cover because I think putting on pillow cases is like THE WORST thing ever, and a duvet just sounds 100 times worse!

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  38. Where do bobby pins go, seriously?
    And so true about always finding a way to buy wine. And I always have money for wine. I will go without other stuff (like razors) but I will buy wine

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  39. WHY do you center your blog posts?! They are HARD to read that way!

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    1. Funny you ask!!! I am in the process of changing it this week. I have no idea why to be honest. Thanks for finally saying this. I had a blog designer change it and I never figured out how to change it back. I'm over it as well.

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    2. Nice!! What an improvement! So much easier to read :)

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    3. Agree! Shameface it took me over a year!

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  40. The "call me" texts bring on an immediate panic attack! This post is awesome! What a an awesome introduction to your blog. :D

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  41. I actually liked this post a lot. If this is an "off day" for you as a blogger, then you are pretty much the shiz, my friend.

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  42. I agree! Especially with duvet covers. What the hell is the point?!? A cover for my covers?

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  43. Totally get the app thing - I find it so expensive, yet I totally justify a $4 bag of M&Ms as nothing at all!

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  44. I agree with every statement on this list! It's spot-on! I am in desperate need of shampoo but I have been putting it off and using the cheapest stuff that was under the sink!

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  45. I don't blame you for not flushing another person's mess. Toilets turn everything in to microscopic projectiles and I don't want anyone else's microscopic shiz on me...

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  46. I agree on the app charge seems so expensive. The cashier shame thing, true story!!! I can honestly say I ha never owned a duvet cover.

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