I just don't understand why...

We’ve all got at least one of these, right? I mean, I’ve posted a couple threads about my neighbors not taking care of their yards, and gotten a response like this…

I just don’t understand why people get all worked up about their neighbor’s lawn.

…and I’m all like…

I just don’t understand why people don’t take care of their property. *

Hell, I don’t really know why I get worked up about it either, but that’s not the point here. The point here is that the socio-economic repression foisted upon the bourgeois… uh… no. That’s not the point. The point is this: I was reading a thread about a guy who’s got two precious little doggies that shit all over his house, and he’s got to get rid of them. I thought “I just don’t understand why people want to have dogs living in their home with them.” But then, I used to have dogs. I just got tired of them doing what dogs do, which is (to wit), shitting all over the house. Nevertheless. It got me thinking (I was already thinking, but it got me thinking about something entirely different: this thread).

So please, fellow Dopers, humor me and complete this sentence:

I just don’t understand why…

And, no, I’m not still bitching about my neighbors and their lawns, just using it as an example.

I just don’t understand why people don’t housetrain their dogs?

I just don’t enderstand why some people are in so much of a hurry, they can’t wait and hold the door for someone who is a few paces behind them.

I don’t understand why people choose to walk so closely behind me. If everyone kept their distance, I’d never be obligated to hold open a door. :rolleyes:

I don’t understand why people don’t just get out of my way, when they can see I’m right behind them. :smiley:

I just don’t understand why all the ads in this thread are for cat stuff, when cats hadn’t been mentioned in the thread.

I just can’t understand why someone would start smoking today. People who started a long time ago, in a less health-aware time, and just can’t stop now are another matter.

I just don’t understand why you can’t complete your own damn sentence. Geez, I am so tired of cleaning up after people that don’t finish what they start…

Where was I? :wink:

I just don’t understand what all these people are doing driving on my road.

I just don’t understand why human beings are able to foresee their own mortality and just can’t seem to fix it.

I don’t understand why people with eyes in the back of their heads should be allowed roam freely. Clearly they are a threat to society. :eek:

I just don’t understand why a true hard rock radio station in Chicago isn’t a viable commercial entity.

I don’t understand Zeldar’s logic.

I don’t understand why people treat their families badly. I mean, I read some of the stories on this board and I am boggled. Maybe I’ve led a sheltered life because my family loves me, but how could you hurt your children and loved ones both physically and mentally in such a manner? If there’s something wrong with you, then you need to fix yourself so you don’t break them.

I don’t understand how the DVDs at my local video rental store get so scratched. They’re either in the case or in your DVD player. What the hell, people?

I just don’t understand why anyone would want to cause a divisive, unpleasant atmosphere in the work place. It’s uncomfortable for everyone, it destroys good will and all the team building everyone else has worked hard to accomplish; nobody benefits. Grow up, already. This isn’t high school or a popularity contest. You have to spend 8 hours here as it is. Why make it more difficult?

I just don’t understand why no-one else realizes that I AM THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE!!!

I just don’t understand why some people are constantly late. Ok maybe it’s cool the first time to a new place you’re late. But if you have been to a place umpteen times and you are always late to get there…WHY NOT LEAVE EARLIER!!!

I just don’t understand the word understand.

It’s two words right? Under and stand.
Under meaning below and stand meaning???
I know that you might not understand me, or maybe you just can’t stand me, but can you overstand me?

I just don’t… under… stand??

I just don’t understand why people hate rich or beautiful people. Having rich parents or genetic good luck doesn’t make someone intrinsically bad. Wasting time and breath being jealous is far, far worse.