Is it any wonder that mental illness is so prevalent in America?


Only in drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.


Only in people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.


Only in banks leave both vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.


Only in banks have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Only in we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.


Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.


Only in we use the word "politics" to describe the process so well: "poli" in Latin meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures".


Not confused enough?


Why "abbreviated" is such a long word?

Why doctors call what they do "practice"?


Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid with real lemons?


Why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?


Why the time of day with the slowest traffic is called rush hour?


Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


Why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?


Why, if flying is so safe, they call the airport the terminal?