—Just For Fun

Courtesy of Christy Wiseman



* Only in This World do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

* Only in This World do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet Coke. 

* Only in This World do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.  

* Only in This World do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.   

* Only in This World do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.  


* Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?   

* Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?   

* Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?   

* Why is it that Doctors call what they do practice?   

* Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish- washing liquid made with real lemons? 

* Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? 

* Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? 

* Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food? 

* Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?   

* Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?   

* You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!   

* Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?   

* Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together? 

* If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? 

* If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal


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