Sometimes as I go though my day, I wonder, “How come?” about certain things. I have listed my “How come?” questions below.
How come there is no heterosexual pride parade? I don’t understand why one feels proud by trumpeting the gender of the person they are having sex with.
(2) ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE
How come there are no attractive people leading political protests? One never sees a supermodel waving a placard calling for the withdrawal of troops.
How come a woman can choose to abort a fetus, but cannot choose to sell her kidney or liver? How come pro-choice does not cover every organ in the body?
This Ralph Waldo Emerson quote causes me to ask, “How come people who have less money think they are entitled to the wealth of others? We don’t live in a world anymore of “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
(5) SHARING THE ROADWAY
How come bicyclists in Chicago never get tickets for traffic violations and think they own the streets? Both the former and current Mayor have given cyclists some special status where the rules of the road do not apply to them.
(6) SHARING THE SIDEWALKS
I have no problem with sidewalk cafes-- though why someone would want to eat in the heat is beyond me—but the proprietors are often selfish. How come no one pays attention to how wheel-chair bound people cannot navigate when the restaurant tables are blocking a huge portion of the sidewalk? Performing a serpentine walking pattern is hard enough for me navigating in my 6 inch heels.
(7) SPECIAL PARKING PRIVILEGES
How come cars parked in front of Gold Coast Rolls Royce on Rush Street in Chicago can park illegally all day? Maybe I am jealous. See question number four about jealousy of another’s wealth.