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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Let's try a new game called, "Why do they do that?" …see details.

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (20272points) July 4th, 2014

I will start so you kind get the idea.
Why do people pull out in front of you, almost cutting you off,
only to then drive slower than you were traveling,
looking in your mirror, there was no one behind you, and if they had waited another six seconds , they could have pulled out safely and been in no ones way.
“WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

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78 Answers

Mimishu1995's avatar

And then… we answer your question and make another statement?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Sure, or just make another , why do they do that ,if you can’t answer.

Mimishu1995's avatar

OK :) I’ll start.

Because they are just too selfish to let anyone pass them.

Why do some people would rather get hit by vehicles than miss a freaking text message or phone call?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they have to be in touch with everyone, even if it means they might die.
In the grocery store you have 3 items in your hands, and some idiot with a full cart has to dart in front of you to get to the check out first.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

cookieman's avatar

Because they are assholes.

Why do fools fall in love?

ibstubro's avatar

Sex.

You spend half an hour crafting an excellent, thought provoking question on a Q&A site, and the first per to answer says, “I don’t care.”

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Coloma's avatar

Because they are obnoxious dweebs.

It’s a 100 degree day and you see a dog being left in a car in a parking lot.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Brian1946's avatar

Because they have a fatally deficient understanding of how to prepare a hot dog! ;-(

Why do some people think that the same-sex marriage of complete strangers will have a negative impact on their own marriage?

Coloma's avatar

Irrational fear, religious programming and adherence to diehard traditional values.

Daylight savings time and time changes in general suck!
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they don’t know that it sucks.

Why do some people have the thought of “I’m the best. I’m superior to anyone!”
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they have a insecurity complex.
Why do some people still text and drive?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Because they haven’t hit any pedestrians yet, and that’s their only deterrent.
Why do people see a young girl struggling to push her mother’s wheelchair towards a bus, grocery line, door, etc., and dash ahead instead of choosing another or waiting a moment? Why do they do that?

Coloma's avatar

Rude self centeredness, kinda the norm these days and sadly so.
Why do some people think they can talk you out of a situational depression by saying stupid things like ” others have it a lot worse?”
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

ibstubro's avatar

Yeah, contemplating how much worse you could sink is bound to cheer you up. Maybe ever make dead seem attractive.

Why do cell phones make people oblivious to their surrounding? Standing in the middle of the aisle, cart ahead chatting like there’s not another soul in the store?

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Coloma's avatar

Because people live in their heads, in little bubbles of oblivion.
Talking heads. lol

Why do people let their dogs bark non-stop for hours. Are they deaf?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they think: “Dogs have mouth like people, and they have the right to talk. What is so wrong with stopping my little doggy from chatting so peacefully with his/her pals?”

Why do some people claim to be humorous, yet get angry when an innocent joke is told to them?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

GloPro's avatar

Because everybody is too serious, or they fail to recognize sarcasm or a dry sense of humor.

When driving my motorcycle people intentionally swerve to keep me from passing them. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

ibstubro's avatar

Because they are idiots and iceholes. They’re the same people that speed up in the passing zones and then slow down for the double yellow. They do it to cars, trucks and, yes, motorcycle.

When I’m mowing my lawn on a riding mower on a busy, narrow 2 lane highway, the cars and trucks never budge and inch out of their lane, even if there is no oncoming traffic.

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

GloPro's avatar

Because they are on auto pilot and never noticed you were even there.

People ride their bikes on the road when we’ve spent millions in tax dollars to provide a nicely paved bike path parallel to the road. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they think it is their God givin right to impede traffic.
On a divided two lane highway and there is an accident,there is plenty of emergency people there, and all you have to to is slow down a little as to not endanger them, then why do both sides of the highway come to almost a complete stop, backing up traffic for miles. WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because accidents attract people generally.

There is an accident. The victim is lying unconcious on the street. They clearly need help. A lot of passers-by come near but just stand there. No one even at least calls an ambulance.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

To afraid for legal reasons to get involved, but your right one could at least call a damn ambulance.
Why do most people have very little problem waiting in line for a great deal of time to get into a fancy Restaurant , or movie, but have a complete fit if they have to wait 5 seconds in traffic.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Coloma's avatar

Because they are egotistical narcissists that are above it all and every little inconvenience is taken personally because, after all, it is all about them all the time. haha

Why do some people offer up unsolicited advice and opinions without being asked, insulting your intelligence?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they are self centred idiots that think they have all the answers and everyone else is just brain dead.
Why do people have headlights installed so powerful that they can see the rings of saturn, and still fail to dim them for on coming traffic.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

snowberry's avatar

Because they’re busy texting. Or sexting. Or rocking out to their favorite band and don’t notice.

Why do birds sit in the tree outside my window and start singing at the top of their lungs before dawn? WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

filmfann's avatar

It’s a mating call. They have morning wood.

New movies are judged by the amount of people who went to it (who probably haven’t seen it before), not by the quality of the film (I’m looking at you, Michael Bay!).

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because to judge the film by the quality, you have to actually watch it, which takes you a lot of time. So people just look at the amount of people go to see the film as a shortcut.

Why do some people show a lot of affection to animals but not as much for their kind?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because they’re spoiled and pampered and can’t see reality.

Why do people pass obviously false BS on as though it it is real, and get all up in arms and panicky about it?
WDTDT??

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they don’t want to be called out on it.
Why do Neo conservatives think anyone who isn’t wealthy must be fat and lazy?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Coloma's avatar

Haha..because they are out of touch with reality being the fat cats that haven’t had to hunt for their supper in years.
Why do people think it is okay to toss out stupid religious cliches such as ” God will provide.”
Right, God is about as likely to provide as the tooth fairy. lol
WDTDT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because they believe it.

Why do people toss out religious cliches such as “God will provide,” then refuse to help those less fortunate?
WDTDT???!!!

Coloma's avatar

Because they are hypocrites.
Why is it that stores insist on putting all the freaking candy bars right by the checkout so you cave at the last minute with your cart full of healthy foods?
WDYDT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

You answered your own question!

Why have pedestrians suddenly stopped looking out for themselves, and just walk out into a parking lot, or start crossing the street WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING?
WDYDT???

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they feel their are special and everyone must look out for them.
Why do motorists only use their signals less than 50% of the time?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

GloPro's avatar

Tourists. They have no clue where they are going, so their turning is just as much of a surprise to them as it is to you.

Smokers that toss their butts on the ground, or out the window. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

snowberry's avatar

Because the world is their ashtray. After all, those filters won’t degrade until the next 600 years, so they’ve got plenty of time!

Dutchess_III's avatar

You gotta ask one now @snowberry. 600 years? It’s cotton, paper and leaves!

snowberry's avatar

Ooops
Family members make coffee in car mugs, then when they’re finished, they bring them in to sit beside the sink for the next 3 weeks.
WDTDT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they think the magic cleaning person will clean and put them away.
Why do most drivers do the same mistakes over and over and over?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

Mimishu1995's avatar

When they go on the street, they can’t remember random people’s faces and vehicles, right? Same goes to mistakes :D

Why do people make a lot of resolutions on New Year’s Eve, but can’t do any of them?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Alcohol lots, and lot’s of alcohol will make you say or believe anything.
Why do most people have to be first,will dart in line, cut in traffic and most times make you wait while they figure out what they are going to do.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

snowberry's avatar

Cuz nobuddy’s more important than them.

Type A personality boss goes into the hospital because his heart is acting up. He finally gets his body back on track, and comes in and doubles the work load on everyone in the company, complaining that nobody’s getting anything done because he’s not there to crack the whip.

WHY DOES HE DO THAT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because he’s an asshat!

Most people in fast food lines wait until they are at the counter or at the drive through speaker before they even start thinking about what they want to eat.
WDTDT???

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Good question, you would think they could have made up their minds while they were waiting, but Nooo not them.
Why do bicycle riders like to ride way out in the lane , on mountain highways .do they like the thrill of a 82 foot transport truck coming around the corner on them?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

GloPro's avatar

There are pebbles in the bike path that can be very dangerous when flying downhill. It’s actually safer to downhill in the lane where possible, and move over when car traffic is present.

People with no insurance bring their kid to the ER when it sneezes, yet those paying co-pays and deductibles only bring their kids in when there are actually emergencies. People that don’t pay seem to have a problem distinguishing what an emergency is. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Good question @GloPro. I think that some of them fail in so many other ways as a parent, and maybe in life, that rushing the kid to the ER for a misqueto misqiteo bug bite bite makes them feel like they are being SUPER caring, responsible parents.

Why do some divorced parents play such awful head games with the other, using the children?
WDTDT????

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they feel hurt,and want to hurt back plus they want to be the centre of attention plus play the poor victim while always trying to make the other party look like the evil villain , and want the children to side with them.
Why do motorists feel the need to be in front of the transport truck truck at all costs?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Because they are out viewing the scenery not the backend of a transport truck.

Why do people go to seafood restaurant then order “well done” steak and complain about the food at the restaurant?

WDTDT ?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they forget to read the restaurant’s name.

Why do old people complain about younger generation and don’t think about how the older generation used to think of theirs?

WDTDT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they don’t want to bring that up.
Why do slow drivers always speed up when they get to a passing lane and slow back down when it ends?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

GloPro's avatar

I’m starting to feel like you should just stay off of the road, @SQUEEKY2. All of your WDTDT questions have been about driving.
I think it’s just natural lead foot when they get to a two lane section, and it’s accidental. Wide open spaces speed most people up.

Some people buy something, wear or use it, and then take it back. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they think they are customers, ans customers are God, so they can do anything they want.

Why do some youngster refuse to obey their parents, but listen to strangers?

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because strangers offer a fresh aspect to the problem, plus mom and dad are the dumbest people on the planet at that age, and who wants to listen to them.
@GloPro your probably right but have to be there for my job, in the last twenty years I have driven close to 3 million kilometres.
Why do most drivers underestimate big trucks and motor cycles and always feel they have lots of time to pull out in front of us, when we are almost right on top of them.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

snowberry's avatar

I can’t speak for everyone, but some of us (me) can’t tell how fast an object is moving. Lots of times I’ll think I have plenty of room, but it turns out I don’t. I feel really bad then, and try harder to do it right next time.

Why do kids spray graffiti on stuff? Just to make something look nasty? Looked like neighborhood kids did this rather than gang activity.

WDTDT?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because unlike you, they think graffiti makes things prettier.

Why do some people believe that fortune tellers can predict anything?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BELIEVE IN THE SUPER NATURAL.
Why do some people absolutely have a freak out if they have to wait for someone, but have no problem at all when people are waiting on them?
Why do they do that?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because they are extremely selfish, immature and inconsiderate.

I’ve been stopped at a stop sign, and a person coming up or down the intersecting road also stops at the intersection…..AND THEY DON’T HAVE A STOP SIGN! Even worse they’ll sit there and wave you on through.
Why do they do that????

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they don’t know what to do and are imitating you.

Why do some people pay for a foreign language course, saying they “are interested in the language”, then rarely go to class?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they thought it would be cool to learn but then found it to be work and lost interest.
Why do people park stupid close to you in a parking lot when there are plenty of other parking stalls available with lots of room?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because they have no sense of depth perception and they don’t care.

It’s pouring down rain and the person driving you has their wipers on freaking 5 second intermittent.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT???

snowberry's avatar

They can’t see anyway, so who cares?

How come when a doctor doesn’t know why you hurt, ultimately they determine it must be all in your head? Later, when there’s a proper diagnosis, suddenly you aren’t crazy anymore!

Why do they do that?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Because they can’t diagnose by the early symptoms. What do you think they have to say? “I can see you aren’t well, but I’m sorry don’t know what is wrong with you”?

Why do some people insist on holding onto their false belief even after it has been made clear that they are wrong?

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they can’t admit they were wrong about their beliefs, it’s been engrained into them and to find out they are false would be to much to bear, EXAMPLE = every neo-conservitive there is.
Why can’t people realize that their poor driving endangers more than just them.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because they don’t view themselves as a poor driver. Just ask them. Also, since they are expert drivers anything that happens is the Other Guy’s Fault.

Why do some people, when they thick fog, not slow down, not one one little bit? They act like they don’t even notice that their visibility just got cut to 5 feet.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Tell me about it, i have been in fog so thick you can’t see five feet in front of the truck and yet here comes joe blow hero driving likes it’s a blue sunny day,and I have asked a few and what I get is shit I know the road so fuck off, so fine YOU might know the road but do you know where the idiots that don’t know the road are????
Why when playing golf you let a faster set of players play through, and once in front of you they slow down and play a lot slower than you were playing.
WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Oh,Oh, got a new one WHY do people in a shopping mall walk four abreast so no one can get by?
Or why in a grocery store do people block the whole aisle with their cart and fat ass, then looked put out when you want by?
WHY DO THEY DO THAT??

flo's avatar

Some women breast feed without anyone hardly knowing what they are doing? Why don’t all women do that?

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^^^ That.

flo's avatar

@Dutchess_III Would you like to elaborate?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was able to breast feed and people sitting right next to me had no idea. I don’t know why it’s become such a huge freaking deal today. It was nothing in the 80’s.

flo's avatar

@Dutchess_III I understood ^^^^^ to mean I am shocked you posted that opinion.
Anyway ”...people sitting right next to me had no idea.” Why did they no idea? Because you weren’t exposing the breasts?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right. I got so good at it, so fluid, so quick, people had no clue. I’d throw a blanket over my shoulder which covered the baby and smoothly release the catch on my nursing bra. I could do all of that in about 3 seconds, by touch alone. It just looked like I was holding a sleeping baby under the blanket.

flo's avatar

Makes sense.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have a rant: Why do people assume they know what it’s like to be in your shoes, when there is no way they actually could know, and accuse you of handling situations wrong or having the wrong attitude? Why do they do that?

Dutchess_III's avatar

After 3 years it became SUCH a habit. Once I was working in the nursery at church. I was holding a baby who was fussing. I was talking to someone else, and from sheer habit I slipped into nursing mode without missing a beat of the conversation. I did it all one handed, too BTW. But then…something wasn’t right. The baby was just licking, confused because IT WASN’T MY BABY!!! Oh, that was so funny!

ibstubro's avatar

Why do women people ask you a question, just to interrupt your answer with another question before you’re finished?

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Because they are not really interested in an answer they just want to hear themselves talk.

ibstubro's avatar

I amend your your answer, @SQUEEKY2, as you gave me an insight.

“Because they are not really interested in your answer they just want another question about them.

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