Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Seven "I Wonders"

According to the L.A. Times, as of 7/7/07, the New Seven Wonders are: The Great Wall of China, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Colosseum in Rome, and India's Taj Mahal.

But what about the Seven I Wonders? What are the seven things that people seem to wonder about the most?

Well, if I were asked:

*Why do birds confuse cars with toilets?

*Why does the person with the loudest voice, and the need to constantly hear it, seem to sit behind me on every cross-country flight?

*Why does the city's waste management crew pick up the recycling on my street only when they feel like it?

*Why can't the American League and the National League agree on the designated hitter?

*Why are iPod earbuds so big? (For some of us it's like trying to stuff a couple of Oreos in our ears.)

*Why does my WiFi network sometimes choose to ignore my computer, even when I'm two feet away from the router? And why doesn't yelling help?

*Why do some people have an innate and frighteningly accurate sense of direction, while others (who shall remain nameless) instinctively go the wrong way every time?


Epicure68 said...

I love it! You've captured the true wonders of the world. I think mine would be why are all the stupid people behind the wheel of a car and talking on their cell phone at the same time? (bound to offend countless numbers of people with that one).

Liz said...

Yeah, that's a big problem in SoCA. I wonder why you Canadians have all the good chocolate? I'm addicted to all things Cadbury.

Epicure68 said...

We do? Nah, not as good as the French, now they have good chocolate. I think Canadian chocolate is probably slightly less sweet than american chocolate, but really, north americans don't know how to do chocolate right.

Liz said...

Since you're a big foodie, and Canadian, maybe you can answer another "I Wonder." What's up with that nasty loganberry drink? I grew up in Buffalo and I've spent a lot of time in Ontario. Loganberry was everywhere.