I found this post that I had originally drafted on January 6, 2019 in my drafts folder when I was responding to the latest Blogging Insights post from Dr. Tanya, where she asked us how many posts we had in our drafts folder.
In my response, I said that I had six posts in my drafts folder and admitted that five were trashworthy. But I wrote, “One was from January 2019 where I posed three rhetorical questions. I forgot about that draft and might go back, reread it, and perhaps post it.”
Well, here it is. Let me know if you think this draft post was, indeed, trashworthy or if it was good enough to see the light of day.
Three very important questions occurred to me last night as I was trying, unsuccessfully, to fall asleep.
The first question relates to cat behavior.
Why, when we have all kinds of cat scratching posts and cat scratching toys, does our cat prefer to scratch our furniture?
Seriously, I don’t get it. We have four different types of cat scratching stations around our house and he basically ignores them all. He doesn’t mind perching himself atop any of the scratching posts, but he doesn’t seem to want to actually scratch the posts, which are designed to encourage cat scratching.
Instead, he loves scratching the shit out of our dining room chairs. And when it comes to rugs, fuhgeddaboudit. We do not have a single area rug left that is not full of pulls and snags.
The second question is about microwave ovens and WiFi.
Why, when I turn on my microwave oven to heat up some coffee or to warm up something to eat, does it always interfere with the WiFi signal from the modem/router to my laptop?
As soon as I press the start button on the microwave oven, I get disconnected from the internet. Every time.
And there doesn’t seem to be a damn thing I can do about it.
I’ve tried everything, including putting my microwave oven inside a cabinet and taping aluminum foil to the inside of the cabinet door. No help at all.
[FYI, I moved to a new house this past February, a year to the day after I saved this draft post, and I’m happy to say that my microwave oven no longer interferes with my WiFi signal. Yay!]
The third question deals with Chinese fortune cookies.
I was having dinner at a local Chinese restaurant with my daughter the other night. When the waitress brought the check at the end of our meal, it was accompanied by two fortune cookies.
My daughter opened hers first and laughed when she read it. It said, “You will inherit an unexpected sum of money within a year.”
I wished her luck with that and then opened up my fortune cookie and read my “fortune” aloud. It said, “The wise thing to do is to prepare for the unexpected.”
My daughter cracked up and said, “Dad, please don’t think that I’m wishing for you to die within the year, but I would encourage you to make sure your will is up to date. You know, in case of the unexpected.”
Was this part of some kind of vast Chinese fortune cookie conspiracy?
These questions are rhetorical. That means I’m not looking for answers from any of you. I’m just wondering out loud.
So go ahead and go about your business.