Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Queen's Meme - The Strange, Stupid Meme

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #93
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Is it just me or is the world getting stranger by the minute? Every time I turn on the news there is some stupidity amongst humans and all living mammals, reptiles, and aliens to report. Do we walk among the insane or do they walk with us? Did you get that? Think about it.....


Answer these questions based on weirdness, unfairness and just plain stupid circumstances. Apparently, stupid is as stupid does. Or is it?



1. According to a news report, Medicare in the US stops plans to stop paying for preventable health problems or complications caused by hospital mistakes, including operations on the wrong person or wrong body part. These mistakes are called "never events."  What would you call them? A huge error and the doctor had better take up the cost, then; but if a doctor did surgery on the wrong knee, for example, he or someone had better damn well make it up to me!

2. It is the policy of some TV news broadcasters to show automobile wreckage photos as soon as they can possibly get to the scene of the accident. Sometimes the family has not been notified. They get away with it by "not releasing names." How do you feel about this? I feel that most practices by news people is wrong and should be stopped. These are the most slimy people after politicians. Why is it everyone else has rules that apply and these scum don't?

3.  Did you know that some car dealership service departments charge extra for "shop supplies"? This includes the ever expensive shop rag (retail 99 cents) which can be billed for 10x that much. Have you ever been ripped off by a car mechanic? I should think that everyone has at some point or another. It has been years since I have had such an issue.

4.  In some states, including California, Alaska, Florida and Hawaii, a motorist can be cited for driving too slowly. What would make you drive under the speed limit for a long period of time? New Jersey has it too - it just is not posted anywhere, it is an unwritten (on road signs) law that on a 65 mile an hour highway, the speed minimum is 45mph. I know people receive tickets for it as unsafe driving. The only time I have gone under that speed is in torrential downpours and snow. Usually for heavy rain like that, I will stop under an overpass. With snow, I just putter along with my blinkers on and slowly - you want to drive fast in snow, then you are the idiot here.

5.  In Arkansas the law states: No person shall drive a motor vehicle onto the premises of a drive-in restaurant and leave the premises without parking such motor vehicle, unless there is no unoccupied parking space available on the premises. Explain this to me. Please. I wouldn't even try. It doesn't make sense, but then, when is the law supposed to?

6.  But in Indiana, a horse cannot be ridden or driven on the street in excess of 10 miles per hour. Do you drive a fast horse? Yes, I drive an Acura CL Type S (2001), approximately 225 horses but with a bit of extra technology to get the full 260 horses to go, go, go! My car has just under 100,000 miles on it and still purrs like a kitten! I think my horses are breaking the law in Arkansas, but whose isn't?

7. And in the great city of Youngstown, Ohio, you must keep your rats under control. Do you find this to be a problem in your life? Uh, no. And I'm grateful.

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