March 30, 2015
Questions to ponder. Wisdom in a capsule.
Why are outgoings always more than incomings?
Why are bargains always dramatically slashed after you bought something for three times the price?
Why do the contents of a can of anything not look anywhere near like the picture on the cover? Green, large happy and shiny peas in the pix and wrinkled little circles within.
Why are other people’s jokes funnier than yours?
Why do all the morons on the road take the same route you do on the first day of the week when you are in a rotten mood anyway?
Why do people on a plane always want to look at your screen or newspaper? Go get your own.
Why do we have boxes full of cards from people we are never going to meet again?
Why are the cupboards full of the best towels and bedsheets kept for special guests who never come?
Why do expensive electronic items conspire to breakdown only in your house?
Why do you have a cousin who is doing better than you and you cannot stand the guy anyway but they keep telling you how well he is doing?
Why is the money owed to you always under process… even cheese is not processed for so long?
Why do we have to express happiness for other people’s success when we are miserable about it?
Why does the only company you invest your savings in go bust?
Why is your queue at Immigration always slowest?
Why is the person behind the counter having a bad hair day and takes it out on you?
Why do car keys, sticking plaster and pens disappear when you need them?
Why does the gas always run out of the cylinder the day guests are arriving for dinner?
Why does everyone in your life know what is good for you more than you know?
Why do you automatically lose your boarding pass stub… where does it go?
Why can’t credit card payment callers be polite?
When shopping for your wife why do you always buy the wrong thing.
Why don’t you add one of your own??
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today andBahrain Tribune)