As I write this, it is well past my bedtime but my brain hasn’t gotten the memo. If anything, this dark room and warm tea have triggered the wheel of torture. Yes, torture – it’s never fun to think of illogical things when you should be enjoying sweet slumber… So dearest friends, do help. I need to understand some of these things before I turn thirty.
Before you dive in, please make sure to leave the judgement at the door. We all know you’ve wondered about these things too! But don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.
What does the Royal Family actually do?
As an ignorant foreigner watching the world mourn the loss of Prince Philip, I’m perplexed. All I can see is a woman who lost her husband and children that lost their dad. Losing someone is never easy, we all know that. But losing a companion of over 73 years? Gosh, the queen is indeed a strong woman for maintaining her composure in such a beautifully orchestrated ceremony. So I pray comfort over the family as they mourn their loss.
What I need help to understand is what exactly that family does. And I don’t mean what they do to pass their time, or what hobbies they have. What do they actually do that makes them powerful? Why is it that monarchies across the globe have dissipated and yet the British Royal Family is still going strong? Yes, I’ve watched the Crown, but that only furthered my confusion. And with no disrespect to the family, I wonder why I know each of them by name and yet I cannot tell you how many children my own president has.
Why is it okay to sell cows milk and not humans milk?
When a child is born, mothers are told: “breast is best”. Then as the child grows up, we switch to “udder is best”? Personally, I don’t drink cow’s milk because of lactose intolerance, but why does anyone? Quite frankly, if we can market and sell cows’ milk, shouldn’t the same apply to our own?
I know it sounds a little gross, but humour me for a second. Forget about boobs and all the childish aspects of it. If every lactating woman sold a few pints of milk, wouldn’t that increase their net worth? Oh wait.. that would just reduce multimillion-dollar organizations’ income, so let’s ban the sale of human milk.
Why do juniors work more than their superiors?
Ever since entering into the corporate world, I’ve worked less and less each year. I haven’t gotten lazy or anything, but I’ve earned the respect to just run with my own projects. The funny part is that I found myself working harder as an intern and then as a graduate hire… Isn’t that the wrong order?
Think about it like this, if you had a company, wouldn’t you rather have your senior staff running operations and getting support from the juniors? Why then is it that the juniors seem to be tasked with more tasks and seek assistance from the seniors when they encounter bottlenecks? To make it worse, the seniors just seem to sit in meetings, have lavish dinners, and play golf.
And then there’s the issue of pay… work harder but earn less. Then get promoted to work less but earn more. Hmmm!
Why do some countries drive on the wrong side of the road?
I get it, if you were colonized by the Brits, you’ll drive on the left side of the road. Everyone else gets to drive on the right. Or is it the other way around?
Wouldn’t it make much more sense for all cars to be used on the same side of the road? Please help me to understand…
My theory is that policy-makers were either left-handed or right-handed. So they picked whichever side of the road based on which hand they wanted to use for the shift stick. Plausible?
Help me to understand why men don’t wear engagement rings
Let’s forget about the past for a second, please. I don’t care if the engagement ring was a symbol of commitment a man had for a woman. We are in the twenty-first century and things have changed.
In this day and age, we don’t need other men to know we are off the market. If anything, the men should wear the rings so that they don’t horse around!
I say this with a smirk as I twirl my shiny diamond around my finger. Of course, I would never give up such a gem for anything (pun intended). But it would be funny to see how many men would get away with cheating if they had tan lines on their fingers.
Ladies, put a ring on that finger!
Related: What’s with the engagement ring