Monday, September 3, 2007

Is the World Absurd or Is It Just Me?

Tomorrow is Labor Day. So what do we do? We take the day off work, kick back, watch some sports on TV and maybe have BBQ.


Traveling from Utah to Idaho along Interstate 84, just over the border, there's a sign that says, "No Stopping Dangerous Dust Storms." Half a mile further on, there's a rest area.

Maybe if the DOT officially sanctions the stop it isn't dangerous after all?

Or my favorite: you have to have so many years experience to get a job. But how do you get the experience if you can't get a job without having experience.

Now that's a Catch 22 if ever there was one.

Contradictory things are so common we have a special word for it - oxymoron (which I used to think was somebody as dumb as an ox): jumbo shrimp, military intelligence, alone together, honest politician (or lawyer), clear as mud.

And, of course, in all things, Murphy Rules.

Sigh. No wonder sometimes I don't know which end is up.


Thesaurus Rex said...

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

Wunx~ said...

"I suppose that depends upon whom you are parting from," she said, smiling sadly.

And if we need any more oxymorons: