Odds and Ends from the department of DUH. (Did U Hear?)

How many times this week have you had cause to scratch your head at craziness?

The internet has put me on the information super freeway and my friends gladly share links to head-scratching items. But there are “funnies” in newspapers and mail as well. For example:

The internet is where I heard of Donna from Fargo who called a radio station to complain about the placement of deer crossing signs? Apparently she’s hit deer on three occasions, right after seeing a sign. She spoke in a serious tone when she asked why signs can’t be placed in less traveled areas. She wants them put where the deer can cross the road safely, like school zones. And definitely don’t put them on the freeway because it’s too dangerous for the animals to cross. If I hadn’t heard the audio, I would have thought this was just a “story,” one of those urban myths that are spread around. The DJ did a great job hiding his laughter.

From the newspaper, I learned about a Minnesota woman (Why always a woman?) who called wondering how the wolves are going to get numbered? Hunters will be able to take 400 wolves this year. Somehow she thinks the animals will be numbered before the start of the season on November 3.

And lastly from the mail, a statement on a clothing store bill deserves honors in the department of DUH: I must admit, I ignore the fine print most of the time, but one day, out of curiosity, I took a closer look. Below the minimum payment box showing $3 was this: “Even if you make no more charges using this card and if you make only the minimum payment each month we estimate you will never pay off the balance shown.” Really? The shoes were expensive enough and I certainly don’t want to pay on them long after they’re worn out.

I think I’ll go “chill out” with a good book where characters act normally.

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About Diane Pearson

Author of CHAOS AT HIGH ALTITUDE (2012) where turbulence and a handsome hunk get a girl's heart racing more than a near miss at a street intersection.
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6 Responses to Odds and Ends from the department of DUH. (Did U Hear?)

  1. scmitchell says:

    The truth is, many times, (and at times many times) greater than fiction.
    (I hope I punctuated that right…editor!)

  2. Jamie Brazil says:

    Sounds like a plan! Currently reading Fountainhead for the first time. What are you reading?

    • Ironicly, I am currently reading Ayn Rand’s “The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers.” I loved “Atlas Shrugged.”
      Also reading, “Headaches Can Be Murder,” by Marilyn Rausch & Mary Donlon. I think there is a mystery within a mystery.

  3. Life has no logic. We only find it in fiction. ;-)

  4. jannashay says:

    Great post. The craziness I sometimes read about has me wondering if it is real or manufactured because I can’t believe what I’m reading.

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