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Dean Minnich: Questions that have no answers

Why does the clerk at the pharmacy clip three or four staples right through the sheet with important instructions and information that comes with the envelope containing your prescription?
Why is the print (what's left of it) on those instructions so small?
Why do stores always put the sticky price tag right in the most inconvenient place on the box? Why do they make it impossible to get the sticker off without using some industrial solvent that smells up the place for a week?
Does anyone ever check the bottle caps on things they put up for sale to see if customers can get the things open?
Have they found and hanged the person who came up with the idea of the impenetrable, theft-proof, display-friendly blister pack?
Why is it that you are told to wait until you have some experience when you're young, then told you're too set in your ways when you're old, with almost no time in between when you're just right?
How do politicians know what Americans want? They're always arguing to the news cameras and telling Americans what Americans want, but somebody's wrong. Do they talk like that when there are no news cameras around?
Is it true that they have hired former highway construction cone workers to place all those obstructions in grocery store aisles to get customers to slow down and buy more?
Did it occur to any of those fuzzy-cheeked middle managers that a display bin in front of the stuff on the shelf hides the things you came in for? Are the people who stock shelves in stores all 7 feet tall, or do they just get a kick out of watching a 5-foot-2 woman trying to get a bulky box off the top shelf?
Or are they just following the orders of the fuzzy-cheeked corporate bosses to stack things higher?
When did we decide that an anonymous source on the Internet was smarter at defining who we are and what we think than we are ourselves? Take an online quiz with only 10 questions to find out what your politics are? Really?
If it's true that speed cameras are moneymakers when they catch drivers breaking the law, why is that bad? Did they ever catch a totally innocent, never stupid driver? Would you rather pay higher fees and taxes, or take some money from the idiot who's always cutting you off, running lights and bullying less intense motorists?
Am I the only person who thinks Sen. Ted Cruz is the reincarnation of Sen. Joe McCarthy? Am I the only one who wonders what kind of driver he might be? On a multi-lane highway, does he always stay way over to the right, or would he hog the fast lane to get where he wants to go?
Whatever happened to the idea that you're known by the company you keep, or, "Water seeks its own level"? Or is that what all the tattoos and piercings and hoodies are about?
Why would a sports pub tune in a talk show on the big screen and then turn the sound off so they can play obnoxiously loud music?
When was the last time you purposely enjoyed a moment of silent solitude? Could you do it? How about two moments, or even half an hour? Would you need a pill to do it?
How many people within 50 feet of you right now ever read a Robert Frost poem? Which one is your personal favorite?
The British Empire lost the American colonies because it mistook history for legacy and did not adapt, inciting what were, for their time, liberal activists who wanted radical change. Which poses the question: Are today's conservatives cut from the same cloth as the American Tories of the 18th century, and today's liberals the true heirs to the ideals of progressiveness?
I have lots of questions like that.

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