Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Nothing Makes Sense

Nothing makes sense any more. Whenever I look at the world around me, near and far, I see things changing so fast that they make no sense whatsoever. Either the whole world has gone mad. Or it is me that is mad. Seeing that there are more people in the world than just me, I have concluded that it is the whole world which has gone mad. I am the only sensible one around folks.

Let me give you some examples. For years people have been known to love a drink or two. I like a drop of whisky, and also Guinness every now and then. People also like ice cream. My favourite is chocolate flavoured. There's nothing wrong with liking a drink or ice cream or whatever foods you prefer. The other day in the supermarket I discovered Gin and Tonic ice cream. There were other drinks too. I don't mean G and T flavour but actual gin in it. It even had a warning not to be sold to under 18s and it stated on the packet the amount of alcohol in it.

I asked myself why? But as I was the only one around I did not answer myself.

Why would someone want to have an ice cream at home with alcohol in it? And if this is your particular weakness, why not buy ordinary ice cream and pour whatever drink you wish on it?

And another thing. Many people around here have hanging baskets outside their homes, one on each side of the front door, in which they plant things like fuchsias, daisies and so on. They look lovely. Now you can buy ready made hanging baskets with plastic plants and flowers you don't need to water or look after. What is the point of that? Why not have plastic lawn in your garden with plastic trees, bushes, hedgehogs, birds and whatever else you wish; like plastic fish in your pond? Better still, why not concrete the whole area and have a large picture of a garden all around the fence marking your territory?

When I was growing up shopping was a little easier. You went to the butcher for meat, the greengrocer for fruit and vegetables, the stationers for pens and papers and envelopes and so on. You get the idea. Now with supermarkets you get everything under one roof. As well as your food you can buy electric appliances like toasters and kettles, (our supermarket even sells fridges and washing machines), and some supermarkets have their own bank and can give you a loan, or a credit card. What's all that about? Is it progress or are we putting small traders out of business?

The other day I went to the optician. He always likes to sell me some new glasses, (after cutting my hair). He suggested reading glasses for downstairs when reading the newspapers; and another pair by the bedside when reading my tablet or a book. The other day he suggested a new kind of purchase.

"Would you like some new glasses?" he said, as he finished trimming my beard.

"I already have enough glasses," I replied.

"These are different," he interrupted. "These are glasses you can drink from. We have a new line in whisky glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, and whatever else you like." And indeed he had. He had started a new line of business playing on the word glasses. I ended up buying a couple of beer mugs to pacify him.

So there you have it. My cell phone takes photos, and every time it rings I press the wrong button and take a picture of my ear. The car talks to me and tells me I have left a door open. And my old friend whom I visit at home had a suppository in her ear. When I told her about it she wondered where she had put her hearing aid.

Nothing makes sense any more. 

19 comments:

  1. Hello Victor. I finally found your blog and enjoyed rummaging around and learning a little about you. Thank you for visiting mine and commenting. Have as day of blessings.

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    1. Hi Toni,

      How very nice it is to see you visiting me here today. Thank you. Please call again soon and often.

      I hope you enjoy the crazy humour and serious articles on my Blog.

      God bless you.

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  2. Entertaining and thought-provoking, as always, Victor!!

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  3. Victor, you do have a gift with your way with words.
    It is a gift that not everyone has and maybe doesn't even want.
    But I hope that you never give this gift away because I would miss it.

    Thank you ~
    God's Blessings

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    1. Hi Jan,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I much appreciate your encouragement and support.

      My words are not in any way special. I find them all in the dictionary and put them in some sort of order. Sometimes they make sense. Often not.

      Sometimes for fun, I use a French or Italian dictionary. Unfortunately, I then make even less sense than usual and what I write is all Greek to me.

      I believe the world is crazy, as I mention in my post today. But please call again tomorrow. I have discovered even more examples of the wolrd's crazyness; and would welcome your views.

      God bless you, Jan.

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  4. Yes, the world has gone crazy. What was ok once is not ok now. Got to keep a list so that we can refer to it. :)
    Have a nice evening, Victor.

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    1. It is really sad how quick the world is changing, Bill ... and not always for the better. Tomorrow's post shows other examples.

      Happy evening. God bless you, Bill.

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  5. 'Still trying to wrap my mind around gin-infused ice cream! Following confirmation (right of passage) I remember my parents allowing me a little bowl of vanilla ice cream with Bols Crème de Menthe drizzled over it. How grown-up I felt!

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    1. I do not joke, Mevely. It was ice cream with real gin and tonic, and there was another flavour too; I think it was tequila or vodka. The boxes of ice cream were there in the freezer compartment of the supermarket next to other ordinary ice creams. I could not believe my eyes. I picked a box and it did say it contained real spirits; not just flavouring and it was about 35% proof.

      God bless.

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    2. I like Bols Crème de Menthe. Not had it for a while.

      God bless.

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  6. The world is changing too quickly for my liking. I do my best to make sense of my small part of the world and those close to me.

    I feel sure my parents said similar, and perhaps my grandparents too. Things do change and move on, it's only natural … but I do often wonder is it for the best? Only time will tell.

    I enjoyed your post Victor, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan,

      Yes the world is changing too fast, but I am not convinced it is generally for the better. Too much technology leading to people wanting more and more and wasting what they have. Do you know that in the UK people change their cell phones on average every year for a new model. Even though the old one still works. This is a great waste; and not confined to cell phones only.

      Please call again tomorrow. I have two more examples of the world going mad. Your views appreciated.

      God bless you.

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  7. Things are crazy.
    You got me with the hearing aid, funny, but now I can't get the image out of my head.

    Years ago, the doctor told my Uncle he needed to stop drinking. He managed to mix his alcohol with gelatin and let it harden in the fridge. He called them "eats" as he couldn't drink. I tried his recipe and one could get quite high on an "eat." A few years later they became quite popular in Colleges as "Jello Shots." I still contend my uncle thought of them first.

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    1. What a wonderful story, JoeH. Your Uncle should have patented his eats and made a fortune.

      I was quite surprised to find ice cream with real spirits for sale.

      More crazies tomorrow. God bless.

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  8. On tonight's news they were reporting of all the people in Colorado, where pot is legal, who were going to the ER after ingesting candy laced with pot. It seems they were eating it too fast and becoming overdosed. I KID YOU NOT! Moral of the story--chew your pot well and slowly before swallowing or take and unexpected trip.
    Blessings!

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    1. Almost every day one reads in the papers, or see on TV, a story that proves the world has gone crazy. Reality is not real any more. (Hey ... that's a great title for a book or film).

      God bless you, Lulu.

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  9. I can't help but to wonder if having a suppository in one's ear if that helps from having wax buildup, and the thought of where that hearing device went, well, I think it's best for me not to think about either one of the consequences anymore, because it all sounds too scary to me, not to mention, UNSAFE.

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    1. The one advantage of the mislaid hearing aid is that she could hear her stomach rumble.

      God bless you, Lon. Thank you for visiting me again.

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