I sometimes share questions I get from readers here on the blog and try to give answers that will help the person asking. But occasionally, I receive questions from people I am pretty sure are beyond help. These are all real, and all left me scratching my head.
Q. I bought a new pickup last October and it’s supposed to have a six foot bed. But when I measured the bed yesterday, it’s only 71 inches. I called the dealer and he said that was standard. Do I have any recourse for false advertising? What should I do?
A. The next time you go truck shopping, take a tape measure with you.
Q. Like you, I have been using a CPAP machine for a few months now, but I hate it. My AHI dropped from 27 in my sleep study down to an average of 1.7. I asked my doctor if I could stop using it now and she said if I did, my AHI will go right back up. Do you think she’s right, or should I stop using the CPAP and see what happens?
A. Your doctor and I have an agreement. I don’t give medical advice and she doesn’t write novels.
Q. It aggravates me that authors charge people for books even after they have been out for over a year, and they have new books out since then. You already made your money when a book is new. Why do you guys do this?
A. Because we are greedy SOBs.
Q. I want to take my grandsons with me on a three-week RV trip this summer, but their parents say no because they have other activities planned. I feel like my grandparents rights are being shortchanged and I am thinking about just taking the boys and going. Do you know of any lawyers that will help me get my grandparents rights if I do that?
A. No, but I can recommend a couple of good criminal defense attorneys.
Q. I have a great idea for a book that I know will be a blockbuster. Are you interested in writing it and we’ll share the profits?
A. Wow, you have just one idea? I have hundreds I’ll never live long enough to write.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – Technology has reached the point where a computer requires a human to click a box to prove they are not a robot.