Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Don't Get It

     We have a Dairy Queen right here close to the house and it is WAY too convenient.  My dad is so funny.  He has such a fun sense of humor and will go out of his way to make the kids laugh or even embarrass them if the mood hits him.

     One of their favorite stories is of him at the Dairy Queen.  He talks very country and when he placed his order at the drive thru, he ordered a water bottle.  Simple enough, right?  You know how drive thru speakers work, especially if the person on the other end is a teenage girl that would love to be anywhere else.  Her response was, "Sir, we don't have watermelon."

     My dad repeated the order, then when he got to the window and she gave him everything he asked where he watermelon was.  Her answer......"I don't get it."    And................................she wasn't even blonde!

     Their other story is of how they forgot something at the drive thru so my dad parks and walks back through the drive thru.  Of course, he had to look like he was driving an imaginary car at the time!

     There are a lot of things I don't get it.  And, a lot of them don't have anything to do with being blonde.  People make no sense some times.  We have a new billboard in the area and it has been on the news.  Nope, it isn't a new strip club or anything controversial.  It is a billboard for Outback Steakhouse advertising new grilled steaks.  Easy enough.  BUT, it has a smoke effect coming out of the sign.  According to the news, Outback called the fire department before putting it up so they would know it was not really on fire.

     But, wouldn't you know, there have been several calls from motorists about the Outback sign on fire.  What is puzzling to me is that everyday people witness crimes and do nothing.  There are a lot of reasons people are aware of others in danger and don't do anything about it.  There is even a psychosocial behavior known as the "bystander effect".  It is when the more people that are around a crime when it occurs the less likely any of them will do anything about it.  There have been studies on why this happens.  I just don't get it why so many people, while driving a car mind you, will call about a sign they believe is on fire. 

Even if that sign is an ad for grilled steak.

(SMH)
If you aren't as cool as me (I still don't get all of these.  My daughter showed me a text this weekend with wby and I thought the boy mispelled why.  It was short for "what about you",)  SMH means shaking my head.   Thank goodness for spellcheck for this next generation!


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