If You Know the Answers Please Tell Me!

...okay...in movies or tv shows where there is a killer loose and they show like his feet walking up to the victim's door or his leather glove-clad hands reaching for the victim's neck...they don't actually make the actor playing the killer act out those scenes, do they? I mean, if say Steve Buschemi turned out to be the Pantyhose Strangler...he wouldn't have to come out of his nice trailer to put on the gloves and such if they weren't going to show his face, right?

...another movie one...when did they decide that everyone who grocery shops has to buy a baguette of french bread? It seems like every scene where someone has a shopping bag, there is the obligatory baguette sticking out of the top? What gives? You never see them eat the bread even if they bought if for a meal they prepare in the next scene?!

...what is the protocol if you're a woman and a man holds the door open for you and then there is another set of doors? Do I walk to the next set and say, "ahem...your job ain't done yet, sir..." or do I open the next one for him as a courtesy? Does that cancel out any chivalry on his part for door number one?

...if you are sexually attracted enough to someone to have sex with him every day for like 6 months...why does it always start to taper off? I mean, if you wanted to have sex every day in the beginning...what happens?

...why is it flattering to know that someone likes you even if you have no romantic interest in that person in return? And then  if that person starts liking someone else...why do you feel kind of jealous?

...why does See's Candy give you a full size sample of chocolate even if you only buy a lollipop? It does not seem cost-effective? Shouldn't they just give you the lollipop for free then because they've now given you something that costs twice as much as your purchase as a "sample"?

...why does reverese psychology work even when you suspect it's being used on you?

...why does even LOVE the smell of bacon cooking and coffee brewing in the a.m., even if they don't eat bacon or drink coffee?

...why does the concept of hot chocolate sound so comforting and tasty, when in reality...it's just hot water with sugary chocolate flavoring added?

....how come you can carry on a two hour conversation with someone via text messaging, but if you had to sit across from that person and talk it would be very strained...

More to come....



terrys1girl terrys1girl
46-50, F
3 Responses Feb 22, 2009

If cocoa is water and sugary flavorings you aren't doing it right. :-P When I make cocoa it's milk, cocoa powder, sugar, a dash of vanilla or cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Top with marshmallows or with dunk with buttered whole wheat toast. Just as comforting as it sounds.

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(a guide for Global Leadership)<br />
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All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.<br />
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These are the things I learned: <br />
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Share everything. <br />
Play fair. <br />
Don't hit people. <br />
Put things back where you found them. <br />
Clean up your own mess. <br />
Don't take things that aren't yours. <br />
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. <br />
Wash your hands before you eat. <br />
Flush. <br />
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. <br />
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. <br />
Take a nap every afternoon. <br />
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together. <br />
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. <br />
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we. <br />
And then remember the ****-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK. <br />
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Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.<br />
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Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.<br />
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And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.<br />
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On the movies I have no opinion<br />
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On the sex: Everything is new in the beginning and then becomes familiar and you have to start actually putting in effort at that point.<br />
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The idea of hot cocoa is comforting because we've grown up with that portrayal in movies and commercials and when you have hot cocoa it's usually during a positive time with people you love. It's what surrounds the hot cocoa that is so comforting. Same with the bacon and coffee smell....those things usually have something good connected to them