Wednesday, June 25, 2008

#45, 13 Things that Some People Believe that I can't Believe

Last week was all about what I believe to be true, this week here are 13 things that others believe, that just makes me scratch my head and ponder the future.

1. It appears that people may be interested in the activities of classless celebrities, like Paris Hilton and the Spears' sisters. Seriously, why else would so called Entertainment shows have these escapades as headlines?

2. More people are likely to believe that their child is gifted at age five than just being normal. We actually had someone stand up at a recent school budget meeting tell us that we should spend more money b/c they moved to this town b/c they had a gifted five year old. This comment led my son to whisper to me, "What can he do? Tie his shoes?"

3. There are people who believe that there is a direct link between the weapons of mass destruction that were suppose to be in Iraq and the events of 9/11. But then there was a lot of spin to that story to influence us to support a war.

4. I guess people believe that we want to see their underwear.

5. I love my cats and I do believe that they communicate in their own feline way to me, but that doesn't mean I believe that they deserve to inherit money from me when I die like Leona Helmsley's dogs, nor will I dress them up.

6. Do people really believe that elections are equal in all the states? Why is it harder for a person to vote in Ohio or Florida compared to New Hampshire?

7. People actually care about what actors/actresses have to say when endorsing candidates or causes. Hey, guess what...just because you are famous doesn't make you any smarter.

8. I am still not getting the warm and fuzzy feeling from the current administration that they have my best interests at heart.

9. Why should the people who played by the rules for mortgages as far as only buying what we could afford with a down payment, pay for those who bought large houses with no down payment and balloon payments eventually pricing them out of a home. There is an equation that has existed for buying a house, it's really can only afford a house that is less than a 1/3 of your income for mortgage payments.

10. I know there a few rock concert fans out there, but why pay $100 for a concert ticket for a band that you saw 20 years ago for $30? Are rock bands like wine? Do they actually get that much better over time?

11. "Reaching the afterlife is possible through more than one religion, 70% of Americans believe, according to a new poll." Does that mean if you don't participate in religion that you can't go to heaven?

12. My children believe that hamburgers and pizza can be eaten on alternative days for dinner, there's no need for meat, starch and vegetables at every meal. ( Now I know you have to have a vegetable, b/c that's what my mother told me.)

13. One item above the required 20 for the express line is still one more than you are supposed to have. Really, it's not okay. You're not beating the system, you're just aggravating the people behind you.
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  1. I thought hamburgers and pizza were major food groups - then I grew up and developed acid reflux. Let them enjoy it - while they can.

    The Pink Flamingo

  2. Heh great list. Personally, I can't imagine spending 100 dollars to see any concert, let alone one that I have already seen for MUCH cheaper a few years ago!

    And the last one drives me nuts. Just because you are "close" to the limit does not make it okay! Suck it up and go to the real line!

    Happy TT :)

  3. I like your son's attitude!!

    I can't believe anyone seriously believes in an afterlife. Unfortunately I do believe that people regard the antics of overpaid nonentities to be newsworthy: and the TV news keeps feeding us more and more of it.

  4. I seriously believe in an afterlife, and I believe I'll see Nicholas there, too. :) #3 makes me unutterably sad, as does the persistent rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim. In a 24-hour news cycle, the facts are out there, in print, online or via broadcast, yet people stubbornly prefer to believe whispered rumors. I love my cats but I know them very well and have seen them display no interest in investment or money management. And I think your son is very funny.

    PS Scroll down to my Tuesday post because I tagged you.

  5. Hello, and happy T-13. We're sort of neighbors on the list this week, so I wanted to drop in and say hi.

    Got a kick out of your #10, because although I enjoy Steely Dan and was happy to hear they were touring, I'd rather stay home with the CD's than pay $100 a ticket plus parking plus whatever else the venue can soak me for.

  6. Thanks for saying it. 3 has me stumped, too.

  7. We could tell our kids were gifted at age five. Earlier, in fact. If the child is truly gifted, you won't wonder how the parents can tell. You'll be asking why they haven't enrolled the kids in high school yet.

    It's part of why gifted children require special ed.

  8. I am totally applauding the majority of your list! Great T-13!

  9. I agree with alot of your post. This war is BS and they are sending my son to Iraq in October. Our country is suffering financially because of the current administration and Im afraid of whats coming next. Great list. Happy TT

  10. Interesting thoughts.Notice to everyone who shops in my supermarket.... read #13 please! Happy TT.

  11. Great list! Definitely food for thought.
    Happy TT!

  12. A fantastic list! There are a lot of strange people out there. :-P

  13. This is a great list and I agree with most of those!

    Mines up as well!
    Hubbys having a give away at his blog at

    Hope you will visit us both!

  14. I agree with 1-13! Love this list... but now I want some answers! :)

  15. You're right-- each child is probably "advanced" in anything their parent actually spends time in, and behind in things that they don't.

    I'm not very good at art, and neither are my kids, but they can read and they have a good memory. Now if I could only teach them to be problem solvers.

    Happy TT!

  16. Interesting 13. Mine is Eat, Drink and be Merry - 13 Last Words, Excerpt: Judaism instructs us to enjoy the simple gifts that God gives in the present world. Eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy this life, on this Earth, in this time. I have collected for your enjoyment the last words of some of our more famous fellow human beings involving food or drink before they died.

  17. I think you should suggest to grocery stores to post signs in their shopping carts to read about #13. They would probably say, their OVER 20 items covered up the sign and they didn't see it.

  18. Great have to believe in kids...

    Happy TT!


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