Sometimes I wonder if my curiosity about meaningless things exceeds that of the “average” person. It’s not like I have a lot of down time to just ponder things that simply don’t matter. Below, in no particular order, are just a tiny sampling of some of the unimportant things I wondered about just today.
- Why is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge often referred to as Duchess Kate – with a “K”? Catherine starts with a “C”. Why does shortening her name change the first letter? Wouldn’t Duchess Cate work?
- Why do men have nipples? They don’t produce milk, so what’s the purpose of man nipples?
- Why do doctors always leave the room when you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.
- Why do dog paws almost always smell like Fritos?
- What has entered the walls of my home via the weep holes that occur every 3rd or 4th brick near the ground around the entire perimeter of my house?
And that’s just today. And merely 5 of the countless number of things I pondered throughout the day. I suppose I should feel guilty about the many minutes of each day I waste away by thinking about such insignificant things, but I don’t. After all, a life of dutifully crunching numbers on an excel spreadsheet, replying to emails, washing/drying/folding laundry, and sticking only to things I can check off on my to-do list sounds like a pretty dull life to me. Pondering the meaningless things doesn’t give me more meaning and it certainly doesn’t give me more purpose in life…but I do think these little thought detours that take my focus away from work or tasks at home for a few minutes actually improve my productivity and help me maintain an acceptable level of sanity.
I know there is work to be done and serious problems that need to be solved. But right now all I want to know is how many Sock Sliders have actually been sold?
Time Waster Extraordinaire,
Currently playing in the soundtrack of my mind: What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) by Information Society. It takes me back to the summer of 1988, when I spent an incredible amount of time at the new mega water park in the town where I spent that summer. Happy memories.