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Neighbors, can you make sense out of this 'stupidity'?

Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist for The ForumMichael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Neighbors hopes you don't mind if it gets its writer's sister into it.

She's Vada (Lind) Higbee, formerly of Niagara, N.D., and now of Seattle, who found an item on the web titled "Spread the stupidity"

Here it is:

Only in this stupid world do 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.

Why do people order double cheeseburgers and large fries and a diet Coke?

Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counter?

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage?

Only in this stupid world do we buy hot dogs in packages of 10 and hot dog buns in packages of eight.

Only in this stupid world do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Ever wonder why the sun lightens our hair but darkens our skin?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic wins lottery"?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

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

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

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

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

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

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

And there you have the web piece this writer's sister sent in.

Hmmm, wonder if the piece on stupidity reminded her of her brother . . . .

Sabin barn dances

Now here's a last shot at hearing from someone who has information concerning the barn dances that used to be held just outside of Sabin, Minn.

This column carried the request from Kellie Ertelt, West Fargo, last year.

Kellie's great-grandmother Ida B. Carlson held those barn dances from about the 1960s into the 1980s. She also owned real estate in downtown Fargo.

Kellie was seeking information about Ida's dances and her Fargo investments.

Neighbors hasn't received anything about this, but it's hoping someone may yet come up with something on this for Kellie.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 241-5487 or email