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I wonder why all over again.

Byline: Frank Mitchell

COLUMN: Guest Column

A while ago, I wrote an article about things that I wonder about. Since then it occurred to me that there are a lot of other things that I wonder about and have noted them below for your consideration:

1. I wonder why barbers charge the same for cutting semi-bald heads as they do for people with a full head of hair?

2. I wonder why, if the economy is so bad, more people are going out to eat and drink?

3. I wonder why weather forecasters appear to enjoy reporting impending storms?

4. I wonder why it costs $200 to have your tooth extracted and $500 to have your cat's tooth removed?

5. I wonder why, if the wonders of aspirin continue, whether the cost will remain the same? I don't think so.

6. I wonder why millions of dollars are spent on surveys that have a common-sense conclusion?

7. I wonder why the general public is prosecuted rapidly on relatively minor offenses when mass murderers, such as the military major who killed 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas, three-and-one-half years ago, has still not been formally charged and is still drawing his major's pay? What's wrong with this picture?

8. I wonder why some schools and other organizations go to ridiculous lengths to be "politically correct," such as the Winchendon schools, which recently did not have school on Good Friday and called it "low attendance day."

9. I wonder why people have to worry about the death penalty for heinous crimes when, in reality, most criminals awaiting the death penalty die of old age, with the possible exception of Texas and a few other states. Not the case in Massachusetts.

10. I wonder since Dennis Rodman gets along so well with the leaders in North Korea whether it might not be a good idea to appoint him as ambassador to North Korea. He could probably settle the crisis between United States and North Korea and recruit some basketball players for the NBA.

The above questions are comedic in some instances and thought-provoking in others. I hope the reader will also be on the lookout for similar things that they might find funny and provocative.

Frank H. Mitchell is a Lancaster resident, former superintendent of schools and occasional columnist for The Item.
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Date:Apr 12, 2013
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