* Students hate that "flour" and "flower" have the same pronunciation. "How do we know which one someone is talking about? That doesn't make sense to spell it differently if it sounds the same." I always respond that the world makes no sense either, but there it is.
* Sometimes as an example I ask the ladies if they shave their legs. After the unanimous affirmative, I say, "There you go. You have no problem with that making no sense."
* The male students usually need something firmer (and less metaphoric) like, "Spending our time wanting things to be different impedes progress. You've got to accept that there is often no logic to it"
Other examples of why the world we live in makes no sense:
* People killing others based on what they think a character in a book wishes them to do.
* Kids who, wanting not to look uncool, go outside with no cap when it's 40 below with the wind chill.
* Plants, fooled into thinking it's spring, burst forth in early January. Then the rampant murder of would-be blossoms.
* The existence of billionaires as people starve to death.
* Third nipples.
* Gotta go catch the 5:30 bus, work begins anew!