- Why must a table always be just an inch too wide to go where you want it to?
- Why are the outlets located in areas that will require great feats of cord and duct tape to access?
- Why do isopods come into the school building where they cannot breathe well and therefore die?
- Why does fadeless paper fade so egregiously?
In other news, every year I find that I become ever more exacting in my supply requirements. For instance, I bought a whole lot of Astrobrights paper yesterday, paying a premium over less brightly colored, thinner choices. That said, sometimes specificity is warranted. For instance, no permanent marker combines the exactitude of line, even flow of ink, and low-odor that a brand-name Sharpie or Mark-It does, and as a left-handed person these things are important for keeping one's person neat and ink-free.