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Things I’d like to know

There are many things I’d like to know.

Is there life out there in the big wide universe? Where did the energy come from to create the Big Bang? What ever happened to Cuddly Bear, my constant childhood companion?

Here are some more – maybe someone out there in Interweb Land can help me.

  • Why is it that, no matter the size of the bag you’re carrying and how much is in it, the thing you want is the last thing you drag out of it? A small and potentially embarrassing pile of personal items forms as you delve into the entrance of what appears to be a gateway to another, infinitely large dimension, in which somewhere is the item you seek.
  • At what stage in the process to produce instant coffee do they remove all the flavour, and how do they achieve this? And more to the point, why? You pay a huge amount of money and all you get is hot brown water.
  • What’s the point of Thursdays? Thursday is a nothing day. Let’s break it down.
    • Monday: the weekend is over, we’re recharged, let’s get some work done!
    • Tuesday: doesn’t have a lot going for it, but at least it’s not Monday. The week has properly started.
    • Wednesday: we’re halfway through the week!
    • Thursday: we’re pretty worn out now. The weekend seems miles away. Tomorrow is still not the weekend, nor is it nearly the weekend. The promise of “halfway through the week” Wednesday seems so long ago.
    • Friday: it’s the weekend tomorrow! One last push and we’re there!
    • Saturday: party time!
    • Sunday: and… relax.

    Nope, Thursdays are no good to anyone, neither man nor beast.

  • Why do I get really tired when I shouldn’t (at work, driving) but when I get home and try to sleep, I lie there for hours and nothing happens.
  • How do they get away with these lying deodorant adverts where the bloke sprays it on and women come running for miles to throw themselves at him? I’ve been using the same brand for years. Nothing.
  • What’s with these cosmetics adverts with all the mad science? Is the brand new anti-aging cream really so good because it contains the breakthrough “nourishplumpigeninoxTM” formula, or did someone make that up?

There’s no prize on offer, but if anyone can help me with these questions, you will have earned my heart-felt thanks. More precious than gold.

  1. goldfish
    August 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Excellent questions to which I have no answers. Although, I give a hearty “aye” to your thoughts on Thursdays and being tired.

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    • August 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      With it being bedtime on a Sunday, I’m now feeling pretty anti-Monday as well, tell the truth.

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  2. August 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    A couple answers.

    1. Deodorant adverts don’t lie. Their ads are meant to be humorous & not taken seriously. In the US, it is referred to as “puffery” like when a restaurant says “greatest hamburgers on Earth”.

    2. No, the brand new anti-aging cream is probably not significantly different than the old anti-aging cream. It’s just that people are more likely to buy new products with some sciencey sounding ingredient name.

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    • August 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Yay, so that’s 2 of my questions answered!
      Now, about that rubbish coffee…

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  3. September 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Why is it that, no matter the size of the bag you’re carrying and how much is in it, the thing you want is the last thing you drag out of it?
    This is the extended version of Murphy’s law. It is a great reason not to have a large bag (or any bag)

    At what stage in the process to produce instant coffee do they remove all the flavour, and how do they achieve this? And more to the point, why? You pay a huge amount of money and all you get is hot brown water.
    At the drying stages. It simply evaporates – sure some is encapsulated, but not all. Why? somebody thought it was easy to have, and it tends to be cheaper than real coffee, which was when it was invented a great reason, technology and good price. Plus it is great if you are not a coffee drinker for the odd guest, as it is is less likely to loose its flavour, (because it does not have much left to loose).

    What’s the point of Thursdays? Thursday is a nothing day.
    That is why here more and more people work four days, making Friday the weekend and Thursday the it’s the weekend tomorrow! One last push and we’re there! day. Problem solved 🙂

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    • September 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Coffee – thanks! Good for a quick cuppa I guess as you say, but I now have a little one-man cafetiere and some real coffee!
      Thursday – a four day week! Sounds great, I’m kinda jealous.

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