More Stuff I Do That I’m Hoping You Do Too

Following on from Five things I do that I wonder if you do too, and Using my knife as a mirror and seven other quirky things I do, I bring you – More stuff I do that I I’m hoping you do too

1) Have you ever thrown away a food wrapper into a colleague’s bin at work rather than your own because you’re kind of embarrassed about the number of food wrappers already in your bin, and you don’t want the cleaning staff to judge you?

Man denying knowledge of chocolate wrapper

Meme created by Vanessa-Jane Chapman using memegenerator.

2) Do you ever sit and imagine what fun you could have if you were someone’s pet cat or dog, but with the brain you have now? The tricks you could do to impress them, the cute stuff… and similarly, how much fun you could have if you were a baby with an adult brain, do you ever think about that?

3) At least three times per day, do you go to your phone/computer/device with a specific purpose of something you need to do, but instead get distracted by the first thing you see on there, and forget to do the thing you went to do in the first place? Three times a day? Who am I kidding? More like every hour right?

Distracted on computer

Meme created by Vanessa-Jane Chapman using memegenerator.

4) When on public transport, do you ever get up and walk towards the exit, but then realise you’ve made a mistake and it’s not your stop yet. Rather than going back to your seat though, you get off anyway because you would look a fool to go back and sit down right? Far better to have to wait half an hour for the next bus/train, or walk in the dark and rain to get to where you really wanted to get off? At least this way you’re the only one who knows you’re a fool rather than a bunch of strangers you’ll never see again.

5) Do you find yourself questioning everything you’ve ever known about life when you come across someone who doesn’t like either tea or coffee. What, neither? But surely tea? But surely coffee then? No? NEITHER one?!

No Way

Meme created by Vanessa-Jane Chapman using this other memegenerator.

Any things you do that you secretly wonder if everyone else does too?

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67 responses to “More Stuff I Do That I’m Hoping You Do Too

  1. I refuse to take that remaining half of anything left in the break room. It could be a banana, a doughnut, or ambrosia of the gods. It just freaks me out that someone would leave half behind. Why not take the whole thing and discard the part you don’t want? Im sure not taking the residue.

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  2. I had to laugh at #1 because I recently checked out of a hotel after my mom got discharged from the hospital, and I was embarrassed that I had both an empty M&M wrapper and a cookie wrapper in the trash. But hey, the situation was stressful. What can I say? 😉

    I have never done #2. But thanks to you, I probably will now…

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  3. I’ve hid wrappers underneath other papers in the trash before. Does that count? lol
    I have to admit to number 3 also. Sometimes. 😉

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  4. can’t think of anything, but I like the one about getting distracted by the computer! Definitely happened to me! And I must check out that meme generator thing. Maybe I could do a series featuring my termites! Probably just wishful thinking! Oh, and yes, I got my WP commenting problem fixed! Yay!

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    • Hurrah, glad you got your WP commenting problem fixed, although not completely because your TermiteWriter name above your comment isn’t a link to your blog like it should be, and used to be, it’s just the name.

      The meme generator just has a load of stock pictures, or you can upload your own, and it just positions the text automatically, so it’s easy, but nothing you couldn’t do on any photo manipulation software. I just did it for speed!

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  5. I hide wrapper under other garbage as well and #4 is a secret.
    😀 😀

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  6. I was hoping I could find something relatable so you could feel less peculiar. I assume that’s what you’re going for here. Sadly, I don’t emulate any of these behaviors. I don’t use a “u” when spelling behavior. That’s nuts, right?

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    • That’s ok, as long as I get a few people relating to these things I’m ok, it doesn’t have to be everyone! I think these might be a little gender related, especially the hiding of food wrappers, I don’t think men would care as much about being judged there! Hey, good luck with the storm buddy, hope you and yours aren’t too badly affected.

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      • Blizzard my eye. It was grossly overestimated. 6″ instead of the 24″ they warned us about. But I don’t fault the city or prognosticators. They have to err on the side of caution. They can’t have everyone running about in case things did get that bad. I’m working from home as a result, so that’s a plus. It’s not often I get to sit around in my sweat pants and answer blog comments whilst getting paid.

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  7. I’ve probably done all of them…

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  8. #5–yes. #4–I’d like to think I’d be a wiser person than to do that, but… Hmm. Maybe not.
    To #5, when I had that conversation with a woman, she responded, “I like water.” I wasn’t sure if we could be friends after that. As it is, I see her but rarely. I was afraid to ask if she liked alcohol. If not, we’d be done for sure.

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    • If someone doesn’t drink tea or coffee for some kind of dietary health reasons then I can respect that, but it’s when they don’t like it I don’t understand, to me tea and coffee are such a part of every day that I find it hard to imagine not liking either! Maybe I need to get past that…

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  9. None of the above for me. But certainly there must be other confessions, you say. And there are….

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    • Not even the going to the computer to do one thing and getting distracted by something else one? And do we get to hear your other confessions?

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      • Vanessa – Oh, am I supposed to confess to opening the computer to check a baseball game score and then wander around for the next 40 minutes learning not only how the Giants won, but that the weather back east was hot and humid, some knucklehead was threatening to shutdown the government, that another skirmish in Syria is underway, that healthcare costs are not increasing as much as in past, that the Nordstrom sale starts tomorrow, that the NSA and Google are looking for ways to get along, that real estate prices in the Midwest haven’t met analysts’ targets, that almonds are expensive because of a drought….

        Isn’t this normal? Wandering here and there aimlessly on the internet to the point of forgetting why I logged in to begin with.

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  10. The phone thing, every darn time.

    I do remember the bus thing more than once. I guess I needed the extra exercise those days, even involuntarily. 😀

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  11. Number 3 almost continuously. I don’t think I have half a wit of concentration about my noggin these days. 🙂

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  12. Yes, I do 3 dozens of times a day. I should stay away from the computer. It zaps my brain.

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  13. I’ve done #3 many times…okay almost all the time. If I get confused on public transit, I wouldn’t get off at the wrong stop, nor go back to my seat. I’d stand near the exit the whole time like I was intending to stand anyway.
    I’d hide the wrapper but I wouldn’t make it look like it belonged to someone else. :O And speaking of candy…what’s up with Cadbury and Hershey. Besides changing the chocolate on the eggs Hershey made Cadbury stop importing to the US. WHAT! Why??? I love Cadbury chocolates. I might have to have you send me a care package as I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to stop by and pick some up. You’d do that for me right!? 😀

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  14. And yes, I frequently sit down at the computer and an hour later I get up, and walk away, only to walk right back because I never did what i opened the computer for in the first place!!

    And, sometimes after I say back down to do the original thing, an hour later I get up and walk away only to walk right back because yet again, i failed to do what I originally needed to do!!

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  15. Use my smartphone as a mirror. I picked this one up from my students. It’s so weird that it’s cool.

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  16. Winner winner winner … hiding wrappers under the garbage … and Tuesday is a special day because Wednesday is trash collection day.

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  17. I spend so much of my time doing #3, I don’t have a spare for any other strange behaviors—except maybe the belly dancing exercises I do while brushing my teeth.

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  18. This is just a very funny list altogether. I’m giggling away at this. Definitely #3 and #5. I mean, what did we used to before useless quizzes and smartphones? I don’t know. I can’t survive without coffee, and tea would be my second choice! The funniest one to me is getting off the wrong stop and knowing it’s the wrong stop. That’s hilarious, Vanessa. But have you ever wanted to jump back on that subway in the nick of time and then break out in song and sign about it! It just seems like a great moment for a vocal outburst!

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  19. When I had roommates, I used to keep the empty cookie box in the kitchen cupboard for a few days before throwing it away so my roomies wouldn’t know I ate an entire pack of cookies the day I bought it.

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  20. Not 2, but all the others. I’m going to pinch that meme about the chocolate wrappers and show it to my husband. He hides them in the outside bin, where he thinks I won’t see them……

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  21. I have a good justification for anyone partaking in #1. 🙂 In the 1970s, an archaeologist began a long-term study of modern garbage dumps to study all sorts of interesting questions about our behavior. It turns out, our actions run counter to “common sense.” For example, when meat prices were heading sharply upward, people ran out and bought way too much at the lower prices. They didn’t eat it before it went bad and so into the dump it went. Total waste of money!

    The moral of the story is you never know who REALLY MIGHT be checking out your garbage for their own research purposes! 🙂

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    • Ah right, so we’re actually helping the archaeologists of tomorrow with this behaviour! That is good news, I knew there was a good reason for it 🙂 I think you should do a blog post about archaologists and what they’ve discovered from our garbage (seriously!).

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  22. Yup, hiding food wrappers. Guilty! Otherwise, I’m, like, totally perfect! NOT! 🙂

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  23. When I meet someone who doesn’t like either tea or coffee the only thing I question is that poor soul’s sanity.

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  24. Ha, I have totally done number 4 before. Get off the carriage sheepishly, quickly walk down a carriage or two, get back on again … 🙂

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  25. If I said I didn’t do any of these would you believe me?, or recommend therapy?

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  26. I do all of these, except for #2. But, I do wonder what they’re thinking when they watch us do human stuff. I’m sure they know faster, easier, smarter ways of getting things done and they’re just watching us, thinking what fools we are. And then they convene at night, laughing.

    Yes, I’m sure that’s what our pets do.

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  27. #1, #3… hang on, I’ve just gotta read someting… #4, no. I’m at the end of the line. It’s hard to get that wrong. Except if you fall asleep and find yourself heading back to the city! Or in the yard.
    I don’t drink tea or coffee. I’m one of the 5 people on the planet, sorry. 🙂

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  28. No coffee. No tea. No cokes or soft drinks either? Spill it, you are an alien in some sort of interstellar witness protection program, right? (I know they are…I’m watching….)

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