Sunday, May 07, 2017


Some things are mysteries to me.  For example:

Why do people support things that are not in their self-interest?  For example, health care changes may be bad for them, yet they say they support the changes?  Why?  I don’t know.

Why do people continue to support their hometown team, even when the team stinks?  This probably has something to do with their concern that their neighbors will call them traitors if they withdraw their support.  Or maybe their DNA demands they behave this way.  Whatever – makes no sense to me.

Why do people continue to patronize merchants when it is inconvenient to do so or when there are less expensive alternatives?  Because we’ve always shopped there?  Because daddy was a loyal client?  Who knows?  But be careful – once they’ve given up on ‘old reliable’ it’ll probably be a permanent change.

We are well into the digital age.  Why, then, do people continue to want hard copies of invoices, receipts, statements, etc.?  Maybe because they don’t trust that their computer, or device, or the cloud will produce should it really be necessary.  Or maybe just because the ‘tried and true’ is more comforting.

I hear that only 25% of people prefer watching programs or news on their TV screens.  75% prefer iPhones or iPads or whatever.  Not me.  Those devices are too small and/or are contrary to my life style.  If I need any evidence about how far removed I am from the millennial generation, this is it.  They are indeed a mysterious race of people.

At the same time, I am interested in watching Vice News along with their main demographic, millennials, so go figure.  Of course, I watch on a big screen TV.


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