This is the meaning of the word inconceivable (no matter how much you were steered wrong by the use of it in the Princess Bride) … when you cannot even begin to imagine something.
There are times when, no matter how hard I try, I cannot imagine what is going through a person’s mind when they make a decision.
Take the recent case of the judge who gave 6 months in jail - of which he will probably only serve 90 days - to a rich, white kid from Stanford who raped an unconscious woman.
This is not one of those he said- she said cases. There was DNA evidence. There were two eyewitnesses. He was caught red-handed (or red-penised) at the scene of the crime. The victim pressed charges and read in court a tragic description of how she had been raped at how the rape had affected her life. The prosecutor asked for a 6-year sentence.
Then, the judge, someone apparently intelligent and schooled in the law, comes to the conclusion,
Oh, that wasn’t so bad. He’s only raped one unconscious person, as far as I know, and he swims fast, so let’s not give him any more than 90 days in jail.
To me, it makes absolutely no sense. Someone added up 2 + 2 and got grapefruit.