So reaching this point in our lives, whether we are not working, looking for work – or are doing a little bit of both –the observer in us comes forth. We have time to take in the world around us and give voice to deep thoughts and life-long questions:
- What is the difference between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?
- Why does every stranger walking a dog think you want to stop and talk to him or her and that your dog wants to socialize with the other one?
- Why is virtue its own reward?
- Why don’t we have license plates for bicycles and insist that delivery people wear bicycle helmets?
- What’s wrong with “sitting alone in your room?”
- Whatever happened to Reva Shayne, Erica Cain, and Barbara Ryan?
- Why don’t the streets in NYC need to be cleaned on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays?
- Why can’t “they” create a Blackberry keyboard on an iPhone?
- Why is every pizza delivered lukewarm or cold?
- Why are tennis and golf balls sold in groups of three?
While we’re out there thinking, you must be too. If you have answers to these questions, please send them with a comment below. If you have any such questions yourself, please send them. Together, with our combined years of wisdom and experience, we should find the answers.
By Elayne Feldstein