So many unan­swered ques­tions

Central Otago Mirror - - CONVERSATIONS -

Over the last month, the leaves have changed colour and it’s un­doubt­edly autumn.

It seems like Jan­uary was only last week but here we are sur­rounded by or­ange and red leaves.

Win­ter is just around the cor­ner. I still have so many ran­dom ques­tions I haven’t fig­ured out the an­swer to. I want to share just a few.

Of course the ob­vi­ous ques­tion for a sin­gle girl is why do you al­ways see peo­ple you know, in­clud­ing pos­si­ble boyfriends, when you are wear­ing your old track pants and a jersey that smells of dog?

Why do you never run into ev­ery­one you know at the su­per­mar­ket when you’ve just left the hair­dresser and are look­ing fab­u­lous?

Why are so many of the peo­ple driv­ing ex­pen­sive fuel guz­zling cars the same peo­ple who are ob­sessed by healthy liv­ing?

Don’t they re­alise that no mat­ter how much quinoa they eat they are still breath­ing in the same air that the rest of us are in­hal­ing? That is, the pol­luted air their ex­pen­sive cars are pump­ing out.

On the same note, do the (mainly) women with dyed hair and bod­ies smoth­ered in spray tan re­alise that they can eat all the or­ganic food they like but the chem­i­cals pumped into their hair and bod­ies in the dye and spray tan are di­lut­ing any good done by kale and brazil nuts?

Speak­ing of which, I won­der what that shade of or­ange is do­ing to Don­ald Trump.

On a more se­ri­ous note, one of the stages in life when we’re at our most vul­ner­a­ble is when we’re old and dy­ing.

In my view, doc­tors and nurses are not paid nearly enough given the im­por­tance of their job, but it’s a rea­son­able salary.

Mean­while, the peo­ple who tend to your most ba­sic needs when you’re ly­ing in a hospi­tal or a rest home dy­ing are gen­er­ally nurse aids and care­givers, most of whom are paid the min­i­mum wage.

When it is our time to leave this earth, the peo­ple we are likely to de­pend on and who will be re­spected by our fam­i­lies for their kind­ness and com­pas­sion are paid poorly.

Clearly, peo­ple with the per­son­al­ity and skills for that type of job don’t do it for the money.

But should they be paid so lit­tle when they give so much?

On a lighter note, why are the traf­fic lights al­ways red and tourists are aim­lessly wan­der­ing on to the road when you’re run­ning late?

Sim­i­larly, there are never slow driv­ers in front of you when you leave home on time.

Or does that only hap­pen to me?

Why do so many peo­ple in Queen­stown re­fer to the place as ‘‘this town’’? It’s odd.

Why do the smug mar­ried and loved-up set like to tell sin­gle peo­ple that there’s some­one out there for ev­ery­one? Just be­cause there was some­one there for them doesn’t mean they are ta­lented clair­voy­ants.

Fi­nally, who is the vi­o­lent sex­ual at­tacker on Broad­church? can’t wait to find out.

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