The Curmudgeonly Professor is plagued, annoyed, and irritated at the following mysteries and unsolved questions:
- Why do clothes turn wrong side out in the washer? Now that I have become a laundry expert during my wife's health issues, I am befuddled enterely about why shirts and pants turn themselves wrong side out when they come out of the washer.
- How do socks manage to totally disappear (split infinitive) in the wash? I am still waiting a month later for two odd socks from $3 a pair socks to show up.
- Why, when you aim something at a waste basket does the item take an independent trajectory of its own and wander far from the waste basket? I watched my doctor aim something at his office waste basket a couple of months ago, then watched as the item took a totally foreign course, and the doctor muttered something unintelligible under his breath, walked across the room, and placed the offending item in his waste basket.
- Why does a vacuum cleaner merely reorganize carpet boogers (little doodads of lint and goodies spread around the carpet) rather than pick them up, leaving you to see them all remaining after you have put the vacuum cleaner away. The same can be said for crumbs in sinks (sink boogers).
- Why does 90% of the population remain totally ignorant of economics (not to mention Congress)?
- Why do computers cause so much consternation and misery? Computers have replaced stubborn cows on the farm where I grew up as being more than equal in grief. I just sent my HP into the factory and paid $270 to repair the touch panel internet icon. I got the computer back yesterday, but the stupid thing blocked a bunch of my internet sites as "invalid certificates." I called HP this morning and was told it would cost me $49 to talk to their exalted experts, to which I strenuously objected, having just coughed up $270 to get it fixed and then they screwed it up, and then they wanted me to pay more. Finally, I got some advice on how to fix it, all of which didn't work. Further perusal of Google led me to the little gem that said: check your current date on your computer. If the date is not current, change to current date and your certificates will be valid, whatever that meant. I did, and it worked, no thanks to anyone else.
- Why do so few people seem to care about the facts when they start spewing forth their distorted wisdom?
This list merely provides a beginning to the areas of ignorance causing misery and grief to the Curmudgeonly Professor. Despite having a Ph.D., two master's degrees, and a bachelor's degree (in agriculture, no less), the Curmudgeonly Professor's brain cells have processed and retained very little information of lasting value. He is hoping for advice and help from his learned and competent readers from around the globe. Have a nice day. Is there anything you don't know that is troubling you? Let us know.