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Jack Hanks: Life’s conundrums are enough to leave you puzzled

While watching the "telly" recently, I again saw an advertisement promoting beef, chicken and pork products that are hormone and antibiotic-free.

Hummmm… So I reckon you might want to eat a meat product that at one time could have been sick and survived without medication? So was it completely well or was there some residual effects? We take our kids to the doc when they get sick don't we?

Of course we don't eat our children, but you get my point.

All of this made me reflect on some internet funnies my bro down in Texas sent me. Here goes…only in this stupid world does a drugstore make the sick walk all the way to the back to get their meds and healthy folks can buy cigarettes right up front.

“Banks leave the money vault door open many times, but chain the pens to the counters. Why do we leave our expensive cars in the driveway and store all our junk in the garage?”

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Banks leave the money vault door open many times, but chain the pens to the counters. Why do we leave our expensive cars in the driveway and store all our junk in the garage? Do you gentle readers ever wonder why we never see a headline that says, "Psychic wins lottery?"

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called the "rush hour?" The man charged with investing your life savings is called a "broker." Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes? Why do they sterilize the needles they use for lethal injections? Hmmm? Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the cotton-picking airplane out of the same stuff?

I know that those are somewhat silly examples of how our world works at times, and it causes me to scratch my head.

One last thing that popped into my mind. Why do we wind up with some of the folks that are trying to win the highest office in the land being so controversial, unwanted, untrusted and undesirable, and those are the ones some in the press promote the most? Surely, folks, we really cannot be that uninformed, can we? We really can be a lot like sheep, can't we?

It does cause some pause, though, when we think about the uneducated drug dealers in the worst parts of the inner cities and realize they can count. They know exactly how many grams in an ounce and exactly what to charge for it, and I would bet ya that they also know how to make exact change. Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion, I trust all will have a really good spring! I'll c' y'all, all y'all. ❖