OT For Fun Things I've Learned the Hard Way

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Greenbean7, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    These are the things I've learned the hard way:

    Wet spoons should not be placed in sugar bowls.

    Always let the blender stop completely before taking off the lid.

    Scrapers are not good for the mixer’s beaters.

    Your tongue really will stick to frozen metal.

    Never remove the bottom of the blender when the blender is full.

    One red sock really will turn the whole load pink.

    The mud on the dog’s paws is in direct relation to the cleanliness of the floor.

    A dull sharp knife is more dangerous than a sharp dull knife.

    Rootbeer floats should not be eaten in the car.

    M&M’s will melt in your hand.

    If you are filling a pan with water you won’t drop it until it’s full.

    Slugs are slimey.

    Drawing in the dust on someone else’s furniture is not considered artwork.

    It’s cheaper to buy a new dryer than to let your husband go to town to buy a part for the old one. (This also applies to nearly any other appliance.)

    Having a yellow dog and a black dog will assure that the hair shows on all your clothes.

    It is not just as easy to fall in love with a rich man. Mom was wrong.

    Chocolate does not belong in the washer, dryer, clothes hamper, car seat, trunk or on the window sill.

    Turkey chicks cannot swim.

    Never pet a cat in the wrong direction.

    Most any dog can reach your hand when you grab it by the tail.

    “Close enough” usually isn’t.

    Now you know what my life is like! It's a never ending learning experience!

    Hugzz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!

    [This Message was Edited on 10/06/2006]
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    say at my 12 step meeting, Greenbean, thanks for sharing.

    There are only two kinds of learning and one of them is experience. That's why we have the saying:

    Young folks sow wild oats.
    Old folks grow sage.
  3. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    Hugzz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!
  4. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Wow we went to the same school... of Hard Knocks.

    I too have learned many of those leassons.

    My recent one was- do not tape the overflow drain in your whirlpool. I accidentaly hit the drain plug and was losing water. Hit the drain plug again to close it and turned the water back on.

    The next thing I know I open my eyes as water is flowing over the side of the tub. I forgot the water was still running.,lol

    Had to get out and do clean up before getting back in.

    Great lessons-thanks Carla
  5. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    I saw a shirt that had a fancy college logo for the school of hard knocks. Maybe I should wear one!

    We live in an old house that doesn't have those "new-fangled" sink drains with the nifty stoppers. Ours has the ones that are just a hole with the rubber plug. Well, I guess you know where the toothpaste top went! I have now learned not to open or close the toothpaste over the sink!

    Hugz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!
  6. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    You had me laughing!!LOl

    A dull sharp knife is more dangerous than a sharp dull knife.

    Okay, is this one a typo, or is it meant to be a tongue twister/or mind twister!!


    Drawing in the dust on someone else’s furniture is not considered artwork.
    Are you sure?? somebody keeps drawing in the dust on my van!!

    It’s cheaper to buy a new dryer than to let your husband go to town to buy a part for the old one. (This also applies to nearly any other appliance.)

    Ha, Ha, Ha, ain't that the truth!!!!

  7. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    I actually tell people they can draw in the dust, but don't date it!!

    Hugzz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!
  8. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    (learned many, many times over)

    Never turn your back on a flushing toilet!

  9. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    'It is impossible to eat just one Pringle! '

    Oh, how true!

    Other things that I think are single serving sizes:

    Microwave popcorn. I was surprised when they came out with the "single serving" size. I thought the other one WAS a single serving!

    Graham crackers! They wouldn't put them in those individual packages in the box if that wasn't a serving, right?

    Why do Junior Mints have instructions on how to close the box? I've never closed one! Doesn't matter if it's the small one from the grocery store or the mega one at the movies, they don't last long enough for me to need to know how to close the box!

    Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Single serving.

    Sour dough bread. Comes in a loaf. Single serving.

    Saltines - See graham crackers above.

    Humm, beginning to see why I can't lose any weight!

    Hugzz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!
  10. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Do you try to be funny or are you just a natural! (grin)

    I think like you when it comes to single servings!

    You speaka my language!
  11. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    I just have a tendancy to see or read things slightly differently then they were intended. Can't seem to help it and I'd probably explode if I tried!

    Often these things just blurt out of my mouth without me thinking about it and you can imagine what kind of trouble that can get me into!

    One Christmas I worked my full time job as a secretary and evening and weekends at K-Mart in the shoe department. A customer called and asked if I was in shoes. I just automatically said "yup, they won't let me work barefoot!"

    I was lucky she took it well! My DH is almost as bad as I am so you can imagine the hilarity that surrounds us! As my DD says "Mom leaves a trail of joy everywhere she goes!" I hope to live up to that.

    Hugzz
    Greenbean

    Stop and smell the puppies!
  12. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    That sounds close to my wacky sense of humour, i see some thing as funny and people will just look at me like i'm in sane!

    I shoe thing, i get that, what else would you answer!LOL

    I laugh at myself too. I called my sister the other day, she's one of those busy people that's hard to get.
    In my head i'm thinking, "i bet she's not home"

    so when she answers, i say, "hello, are you home?"
    LoL I just cracked up laughing after that!

    Fortunately she's used to me, well, kinda!

    See you on the funny side!

    Misty
  13. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member