SOME MORE THINGS THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND: I realize that my opinion's count for naught to other people, even if they (other people) agree with my opinion. Still, I feel inclined to voice my opinion in my blog from time to time. So, here are a few more things that people do that I don't understand.
1. Tattoos: I am allergic to pain. I have several allergies and pain is one of them. I have never had a tattoo, never had a desire to have one. I also understand that they are painful. And since I am allergic to pain, I wouldn't want to get one. Why deliberately cause myself pain when I can do it accidently often enough for me.
2. Piercings: I understand that the ear lobe has little or no feeling, so to pierce it for a pair of earrings is understandable. If you are a woman. But to pierce the nose, the tongue, and parts better left unmentioned, is totally not understood by me. And men doing this is way beyond my point of understanding.
3. The Mona Lisa: I saw on the news a few days ago that officials are digging up the lady who posed for the Mona Lisa. Why? Well, they said that they wanted to do a DNA test to prove that she was the actual lady who posed for the picture. How they are going to take a DNA sample from the painting is beyond me.
4. Glasses: I have worn eye glasses since I was in the eighth grade. Being an old man I am used to them, although having cataract surgery a number of years ago, my vision is pretty good with out them. Not perfect, but pretty good. But contacts? I just don't understand how any one can deliberately put a piece of something in their eye, even if it does help them see better. And the maintainence seems to me to be more than I would want to put up with.
5. Legal terms: There has been a few cases on the news lately about someone killing someone else and then pleading not guilt by reason of insanity. OK.
That is the law. I just want to say why? He ( or she ) is guilty. So, why not change the term to
Guilty but insane. The results should be the same, but the person is still found guilty. OK, so the other way they are found not guilty, and thus get off with the crime or something. Maybe we should start a crusade to change the termination. Oh Wait. I just did. ( I have a daughter in law who is an attorney. Maybe she will weigh in. Or not. )
6. While talking about the law, another news item was one where a woman and her boy friend couldn't agree on what last name to give their child. His first name was Messiah. The judge in the case changed the name to Mark or something like that. Why? cause, the judge said, only one person had earned the name of Messiah and that was Jesus Crist, and so she denied the mother the right to name her child by that name. The news went on to say that Messiah was number 356 on the most used names list in the United States. What business is that of the judge. This name was not in dispute between the parents. Just the last name.
7. And the last one for this post. Words. Namely words that people use that are not exactly the correct word, even though it sounds OK. As in Bear and Bare. New and Knew. And There and Their. And, Your and You're, and Well, you get the picture. Or if you don't, you are probably someone who uses the words in the wrong place. Like me, at times.
And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK