Things That Make me Scratch My Head

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine and he told me that his dog was afraid of thunderstorms. This made me scratch my head because usually his dog is pretty fearless and has been known to chase a deer every now and then. I have also told you cannot try to fence his dog in because she will find a way out. So why is it that this seemingly fearless dog is afraid of thunderstorms? Then we have my dog that stays mostly in the house, she loved it when it was snowing, as she danced around in the falling snow. She is not a big fan of going out when it is raining, she will turn around and come right back in. Now granted I have only had Lilly since August and she is about 8 years old and I do not know what her life was like before I adopted her. Lilly is not afraid of loud noises though. Here in Lancaster, PA we do not get many thunderstorms, but I do live near the baseball stadium. This means over the summer and into early fall I hear fireworks almost every other weekend. Lilly has no problems; she is a very laid back dog.

So, what is the difference between the 2 dogs? Did something happen to my friend’s dog when she was young or is it something in her physiology? Is Lilly not afraid because she was found wondering the streets and no one to comfort her? The interesting thing is though Lilly jumps up when I have a big yawn at night, like it startles her and then she has to make sure I am okay. Now the interesting thing is she does not jump up like this if I sneeze, cough or talk. Really scratching my head on this one.

Then there is the whole food thing that leaves me scratching my head. Why is it that things that used to be good for us are now bad for us? Then next week they will be good for us again? Can someone make up their mind already? Did anyone ever hear everything in moderation?

Of course I have to talk about a couple of the disability related things that make me scratch my head. First of all why is it that a city does not want to work with the disabled population to find what will work best for that population? Don’t you think the disabled people would know the best what they prefer and what they find easiest to work with? Is it just me or does this not make sense to you either?

I want to make sure everyone knows that I have only been legally blind for 10 years, so I am new to the whole disability thing. So, there is my disclaimer for this next head scratcher. Why, oh why do there need to be so many different groups for any one disability? Any one disability is a small number is the whole population, so don’t you think more would get done if everyone that is in a specific disability group would work together?

These are just a few things that make me scratch my head. Let me know what makes you scratch your head, I would love to know!


3 thoughts on “Things That Make me Scratch My Head”

  1. One thing Yvonne, commonsense is a very rare commodity, because it usually mean simple. No body wants simplicity. it is just not “smart

  2. I think it would be great if everyone could spend the day being someone else so that we could truly empathize with another. Probably bad examples however; Michael J Fox, probably had no idea about Parkinson’s until he was struck with condition himself. Now he runs a foundation. Unfortunately until we are in the situation or a family member has it we have no clue because it does not affect us. the good news is at least there are organizations out there that are fighting for better rights. When I was in school to become a primary school teacher we had to a day of “putting ourselves in another’s shoes.” We had to sit in a wheel chair and try to go to the restroom, we had to where a blindfold and be lead around, and so much more… it really opened my eyes and it was an experience that I have never forgotten. I would love if this was taught in school, work and so on. Once we have walked in someone else’s life we can then help in the advocacy for change.

    1. You both are correct. People just do not have common sense or empathy anymore. I truly understand where the saying do not judge a man until you walk a mile in their shoes comes from. But I’m sure most people do not, and how sad that is but easy to fix.

Let me know what you think by leaving a reply!