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Monday, June 02, 2003

Monday Mission 0602

Once again, trying to do the PromoGuy's Monday Mission 3.22. Shift.

1. One thing that really annoys me is when someone at work will just start clipping their fingernails at their desk. In most cases, it is men who do this, which only makes it worse. I can't explain why this grates on my nerves, but when I hear that "click-click-click" of the clippers, I just imagine nasty fingernail fragments flying everywhere. What habit do people have that drives you crazy but doesn't seem to bother anyone else?

I try not to be too bothered by people's many annoyances. Reason being, I'm well aware of so many of my own little annoyances, none of which I'm going to mention here.

2. I just had to replace the compressor in my car. That was $400 I didn't have that is now gone. Have you had any expensive car trouble recently?

As a matter of fact, yes. My own car is on the skids right now awaiting a major repair job that I just can't afford.

3. A friend of mine came over for dinner with us this recently, and brought her baby. At only 8 months he is as cute as the dickens, but when he got hungry, his momma just whipped out her boob for him to start chowin' down on. Among friends or family I can see why she wouldn't be shy, but it still made me a little uncomfortable. I realize it is a natural function and wonderful bonding experience, but I wasn't ready to be a part of it. How do you feel about mothers who breastfeed their children in public? At what age do you think they should stop?

First of all, your friend nursing her child at your house really can't be classified as breast feeding in public. Right? You should ask yourself why it makes you feel uncomfortable. Second of all, I can't believe you actually referred to your friend's breast as a boob in this context. That's just insulting. Personally, I don't have a problem with mothers breast feeding in public. Well, you probably figured that out already.

4. I was watching the "Antiques Road Show" recently, and the resident "expert" presented the "Atari 2600" game system as a popular collectible. I am now officially OLD! Do you recall the first item from your youth that became an "antique" and made you feel old and how you felt? Or if it hasn't happened, yet, what item do you think it will be and how do you expect it to make you feel?

Gee, I really never thought about this before. I'll have to come back to this another time.

5. It started raining last night as I was going to bed. Not storming or a hard rain, just a nice rainfall. The pitter-patter of raindrops hitting the window made for a peaceful way to drift to sleep (and also made it hard to wake up this morning). Do you like rainy days/nights? What type of weather makes you feel relaxed?

I very much like rainy days and nights. Make it a thunderstorm, and I'm in heaven. So peaceful and calming.

6. We used to joke about the retired couple across the street. Every night, they would pull out their lawn chairs, sit in their driveway and watch the world go by. We laughed about how someone would just waste away their life like that. Now 8 years later, I pull out the lawn chairs and we find ourselves doing exactly the same thing. Life has a way of making one humble. Have you ever found that you have become that which you once ridiculed?

Probably. Although, I've always tried not to ridicule people.

7. Have you ever sent an e-mail to the wrong person? What was the most embarrassing experience you remember?

Oh yeah. I'm still trying to get over my stupidity. It's too painful to talk about.

BONUS: You know, you got me spellbound what else can it be?

Ah, you noticed.

Posted by Marie at June 2, 2003 10:47 PM