I know. You could probably fill a book with the things I don’t know, but there are some things that I don’t understand no matter how they’re explained to me or how often. I must have a mental block somewhere.
One of them is the rules of Rook. I have to have the rules to this card game explained to me every single time I play. I absolutely cannot remember them, and Rook isn’t the only game I can’t remember the rules to. If I didn’t learn the rules before I was 8 years old, it’s all over. So, yes, I still remember how to play Monopoly and Scrabble (I love Scrabble), but I need a refresher course for pretty much everything else. It’s a good thing I married a man who likes to read the rule books.
I also don’t understand why anyone buys canned pineapple. If you compare the price of a real pineapple from the produce department with a big old can of pineapple, the prices are almost the same. The difference is that one of them tastes like heaven and the other one tastes like it’s been soaked in syrup indefinitely. I’m told people buy the canned stuff because they’re too lazy or don’t understand how to cut up a real pineapple. But it still doesn’t make sense to me.
And women who buy their jewelry from the same store they bought their sweater from. That doesn’t make sense. When I’m in a woman’s clothing store, yes, I do see the racks of accessories. Yes, they are there, but the necklaces and earrings are made of plastic and stainless steel. They’re also ridiculously overpriced. And did I mention that they are made of plastic? Plastic. Why would a grown woman go out in public with plastic beads around her neck unless it was a necklace made by her daughter? It’s not that I’m necessarily very hoity-toity about the value of the jewelry I wear; I would just rather go out wearing no jewelry at all than wear plastic. Plastic!
People who sew their own clothes confuse me, too. Unless you’re making something extraordinarily unique, then I don’t get it. I understand making your own prom dress, or your own wedding dress, and a few other kinds of dresses (dresses are kind of a hard number to hit), but other stuff? Pants? Shirts? Vests? When I go to the fabric store, I am shocked and slightly embarrassed by how much they are charging for fabric. I bet the price of the fabric plus the price of the notions will be higher than what you’d pay for whatever it is from a shop down the street. Not to mention that sewing seems to take a lifetime and has a very strong possibility of never getting done at all.
So, yeah, there’s some stuff I don’t get. Maybe someday.