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    1. How do they unclog mail chutes in skyscrapers? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why is it called a "building" when it's already built? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is there only one company making the game Monopoly? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. When companies ship styrofoam what do they pack it in? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why do some clothing stores advertise Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks? Do they really expect a lot of customers? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. If a candle factory burns down does everyone just stand around and sing Happy Birthday? (Contributed by George)
    8. What do they call coffee breaks at the Lipton Tea Company? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    9. Why is a Laundrymat called a Laundrymat and not a Laundry-washing and drying place outside your home that you have to pay for? Any why is the Mat added anyway? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    10. Why do shops always discontinue any brand that sells well? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    11. Why do the plastic bag manufacturers not want adults to associate with children? After all they say 'Keep away from children' right on their product don't they? (Contributed by Simon)
    12. Exactly what would your duties be if you worked at a duty-free shop? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    13. If FedEx and UPS were to merge would they call it Fed UP? (Contributed by David Rinke)
    14. If 'micro' means really really small how come 'Microsoft' is one of the biggest companies there are? (Contributed by Matthew Wong)
    15. What happens when a frozen food company goes into liquidation? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    16. Why is it that when I'm in a store wanting to be waited on the salesperson can't wait on me because they are on the phone talking to a customer but when I call the same store the same salesperson can't wait on me because they are taking care of a customer in the store? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    17. Has anyone really seen a 'Bull in a China Shop'? (Contributed by Garry van den Hoogen)
    18. Why does the power company persist in planting poles beside the roads? They never grow do they? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. Why are all the locks on fitting room doors in department stores broken? Is it some sort of department store humor? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    20. Are Starbucks employees allowed coffee breaks? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)
    21. If they started cloning everything, would there be a market for generic 'factory seconds' and 'irregulars'? (Contributed by Sctishldy)
    22. Are drive-thru liquor stores really a good idea? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    23. Why do mall owners consider teenagers to be evil and try what ever they can to get rid of them when they're their main business most of the time? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    24. Why does business have to be so business-like? (Contributed by Canoe Two)
    25. Why is it that in clothes stores, the smaller size jeans are on the top shelf? If they are for short people, why do they put the jeans all the way up on the top shelf? Do they wanna see shorties struggle? (Contributed by Shea Ali and Sana)
    26. Have you ever noticed that when you want to get in somewhere but it's locked, you wait outside the door, and then every new person that comes, checks the door? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    27. Do people who make sponges get absorbed in their work? (Contributed by P.D.)
    28. Now that AOL and Time Warner have joined forces, will they be called AWOL? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    29. If Wal-Mart is lowering prices everyday, how come nothing in the store is free yet? (Contributed by Susan Birkenseer)
    30. If U-HAUL and Ryder are such big competitors in the self-moving business, then why did I see a bright yellow Ryder truck at the U-HAUL place? (Contributed by Lacey Thomas)
    31. Just what do inflatable animals have to do with car dealerships? Any why does every car dealership have one on their roof? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Since they call them drive-thrus, shouldn't you be allowed to drive in, get your food, and then drive out through the other side? (Contributed by Valerie)
    33. How many stories does an office building have to have in order for it to be referred to as a 'Tower'? And if all the buildings around it are taller, can it still be called a 'Tower'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    34. Just how does Gallup select those people for their polls? (Contributed by Valerie)
    35. How come, in office buildings, we refer to the tiers above ground as 'floors' but those below ground as 'levels'? And aren't all the below ground parking 'levels' slanted so you can drive from one level to the next? So how come the 'floors' are level but the 'levels' are not? (Contributed by Don F.)
    36. Are conglomerates known by the companies they keep? (Contributed by Richard)
    37. With all the mergers going on today, is it a possibility that soon we'll have companies like Taco Bell Telephone? (Contributed by Richard)
    38. How come the customer is always right until you are the customer? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. If our calls are being monitored for quality assurance, why doesn't the quality ever improve? (Contributed by A.J. Bodnar)
    40. Can you be taken to the cleaners if you're already IN a Dry Cleaners? (Contributed by J. Bland)
    41. Why do furniture stores always have a sale on? Does that mean that they never make any real profits because nothings ever full price? (Contributed by Jane Kilpatrick)
    42. When a store has double doors why do they only let you use one of them? (Contributed by C.T.)
    43. Who suggests the suggested retail price? (Contributed by Princess)
    44. How come some auto parts stores sell air fresheners in the shape of dream catchers? Why would you want a dream catcher while you’re driving? They're supposed to prevent you having bad dreams so is this to ensure that you die happy if you fall asleep while driving? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    45. Why do they sell you liquids at a Gas Station? (Contributed by Don F.)
    46. Why do some Salvation Army stores have security guards? (Contributed by George Wallace)
    47. What do retail chains do with clothes that don't sell? (Contributed by A.B.)
    48. Used to be the only sure things were death and taxes, right? But now shouldn’t you also add shipping and handling charges? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    49. Was the first flea market started from scratch? (Contributed by Joe)
    50. When a barber supply company burns, would it just be a brush fire? (Contributed by Joe)
    51. Could you even get in on some floor other than the ground? (Contributed by Leslie)
    52. Can you slam a revolving door? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    53. Do tire stores have blowout sales? (Contributed by Jason L.)
    54. Do lucky rabbit's feet companies ever go out of business? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    55. Did you ever wonder why product sale prices end in a odd number? (Contributed by G.I.)
    56. If Stop & Shop and the A&P were to merge would it be called Stop & P? (Contributed by Vaiden)
    57. Did you ever wonder that if you're really such a "Dear Valued Customer" why don't the senders know your name? (Contributed by Jim W.)
    58. Wouldn’t it be logical if they built gas stations on top of existing underground gas wells? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    59. Why do hardware stores say that they sell all the necessary paint supplies? They don't sell beer do they? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
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