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Wed Jul 24, 2019, 05:58 PM

The "Have You Ever Noticed" Thread

Sort of like the pet peeve thread, but more involved. This is the thread in which you describe something odd or annoying that seems contrary to logic.

It can be about a pet peeve: Have you ever noticed that people with the best/loudest car audio systems have the worst taste in music?

It can be something about pets: Have you ever noticed that dogs love to jump in lakes, streams, even sprinklers, but they are averse to going out in rain? (At least my dog is.)

It can be a Murphy's Law scenario: Have you ever noticed that, as soon as you take a shower, you will need to do something strenuous and get all sweaty again?

So let's hear your "Have you ever noticed..." insights.

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ProudLib72 Jul 2019 OP
wishstar Jul 2019 #1
backtoblue Jul 2019 #2
Harker Jul 2019 #3
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #5
Harker Jul 2019 #6
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #9
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #11
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #22
Harker Jul 2019 #17
emmaverybo Jul 2019 #26
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #4
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #7
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #8
Niagara Jul 2019 #10
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #12
Niagara Jul 2019 #16
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #18
Niagara Jul 2019 #19
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #20
Aristus Jul 2019 #13
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #15
Doc_Technical Jul 2019 #14
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #21
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #23
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #24
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #25
SouthernProgressive Jul 2019 #27
patricia92243 Jul 2019 #28
SouthernProgressive Jul 2019 #29
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #32
Paladin Jul 2019 #30
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #33
benld74 Jul 2019 #31

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 07:27 PM

1. I hate how bad some of my favorite foods and drinks make me feel

I ate the best ear of sweet corn for lunch today and the best cherries and now I am dying from gas pains. At least I didn't have a beer or wine or chocolate or ice cream, or I would have a headache too.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. Have you ever noticed

that even though you never eat at night, when the dr says no food after midnight.....you wake up at 1 craving Waffle House?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 07:42 PM

3. Where's Andy Rooney

when you really need him?

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Response to Harker (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:08 PM

5. Is that where I got it from?

It could very well be that I'm reverting to my childhood already, retreating to my safe place. Or, I could be turning into the next Andy Rooney, a funny curmudgeon

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:34 PM

6. I don't know...

but I heard his voice very clearly for the first time in a long while.

I try to keep my childhood in my pocket. I think it's good to remain in touch!

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Response to Harker (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 12:27 AM

9. I, too, heard Rooney's voice when I read the topic of the OP.

I just tried to find a clip of Rooney saying, "Did you ever notice..." or "Do you ever wonder....", but couldn't locate one on youtube. It was fun watching some of his other clips, though.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:22 PM

11. My parents have watched 60 Minutes for as long as I can remember

When I was little, I would play until Andy Rooney came on. He was only on for 5 minutes, and his personality was just so intriguing. He had that sort of whining, nasal tone, the big jowls, the bushy eyebrows. And every once in awhile he would give that smirk or low chuckle that let you know he was only half serious.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:50 PM

22. I have very similar memories.

It was on in our house every Sunday night and my sister and I would usually stop what we were doing long enough to watch Rooney. He was somehow irascible and appealing at the same time.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 02:26 PM

17. I watched some, too...

and came up short on those key phrases. It seemed like he often said them multiple times during a segment...

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Response to Harker (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:52 AM

26. I thought him an old curmudgeon. And then I missed him. My grandparents used to watch the

64,000 dollar question. It was a big deal. They hadnít a clue.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 10:44 PM

4. This has the potential to be a really great thread.

However it's late and I'm not feeling very creative right now, but I will get back to this tomorrow. Hopefully there will be a lot more entries by then. Thanks ProudLib!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:54 PM

7. Have you ever noticed that as soon as you decide to go without A/C

the weather turns intolerably hot?

That happens every single year for me. My car doesn't have A/C. Every summer I think I'll put it in. Then fall comes around and I don't need it anymore. But one of these days SM, one of these days!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 12:14 AM

8. Every autumn!

I always think we are done with the hot weather, and then - wham - it comes back again. At least now I can control my AC instead of being in a building where they shut it off at the end of the season and you just have to deal.

We have had a few mercifully cool days here in Boston where I only need a fan. I am cautious because I have no idea how much the AC is going to cost me in electricity. However, I refuse to suffer in the heat. Hope you are staying cool, ProudLib!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:15 PM

10. Have You Ever Noticed

That when one spends the time out in the freezing cold, shoveling and snow blowing the "slickwalks" and driveways, that people actually walk through the yard instead of where one takes the time to clear the snow?

The mailperson doesn't walk in places that I've cleared for them either. I give the meter reader a pass since there's not a "slickwalk" or driveway leading up to the meter.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:26 PM

12. Have you ever noticed that the slickest part is where you just shoveled?

It's true! You start shoveling, clear a section, and it becomes coated in a thin layer of ice almost immediately. Cities have these ordinances that state you must clear your sidewalks within a certain amount of time after it stops snowing. I can't help but think it would be better to wait a day.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:40 PM

16. It really depends on the temp and weather conditions

I've often cleared off the "slickwalk" on a very cold but sunny day. The thin layer of snow that I couldn't clear melts and the "slickwalk" is actually dry and clear to walk on.

I understand if it's extremely nasty outdoors with snow drifts and freezing temps. I wouldn't blame anyone for walking in the uncleared area.


I only called it a "slickwalk" since that's the name that you came up with for one of Heartstring's lounge posts. And now out of habit and I call it a "slickwalk"

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Response to Niagara (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 02:38 PM

18. I called it that? I have no recollection of writing it!

That's pretty funny. I coined a term and promptly forgot all about it.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 03:15 PM

19. It took me awhile but I found it

You coined a few different ideas but "slickwalk" got stuck inside my head.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181237102

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Response to Niagara (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 03:34 PM

20. I remember that thread!

I just didn't remember coming up with "slickwalk" till I saw it again. And you were telling the truth; you DID like the term.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:28 PM

13. Have you ever noticed that guy who scurries through a turn to get ahead of you on a one-lane

road, and then goes as slow as possible?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:35 PM

15. Or they rush to get ahead of you and then turn left

You have to wait for them because of the oncoming traffic.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 01:34 PM

14. Have you ever noticed.

when you are driving on a narrow road,
the further you move to the right,
the further an oncoming car moves
to his left?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 03:40 PM

21. Have you ever noticed that as soon as you throw, sell, or give something away

that's when you discover you needed it?

This actually happens to me quite often. I'm kind of a hoarder by nature. At a certain point, though, I have to let things go. Within a couple of months, I find a need for whatever it was I got rid of. For instance, suppose I have an old shirt that I haven't worn in a long time. It might have holes in it. I finally decide to throw it away. Then the next week I will need to do work on my car or paint or some other dirty chore, and I will need a sacrificial shirt.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:53 PM

23. Books! Every effing time I donate a book.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:07 PM

24. I gave away a book to someone I had just met and have never seen again

That was last year. Since then I have told about a dozen people they should read the book. I could have lent it to other people!

Look into Less by Andrew Sean Greer: https://www.amazon.com/Less-Winner-Pulitzer-Prize-Novel/dp/0316316121

But for the love of God, do NOT give it away!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:20 AM

25. Oh, I've read several reviews on on this novel.

I'd forgotten about it; I definitely want to read it!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:54 AM

27. Have you ever noticed...

 

That when you get out of your car and start walking...

A good portion of people completely change societal rules and start walking on the left side.

Sidewalks. Stores. Office space. Everywhere.

Complete breakdown of a societal norm.

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Response to SouthernProgressive (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 08:58 AM

28. You are supposedto walk facing traffic - left side of road.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:01 AM

29. There is no traffic in the places I mentioned.

 

Very few people actually walk down the side of streets. Didn't see one person doing it on my way into work this week. Everyone I saw on the roads was in a vehicle.

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Response to SouthernProgressive (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:26 PM

32. Yes, I have noticed that quite often

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:43 AM

30. Have you ever noticed that nobody you see driving a Corvette.......

Ö.looks like they OUGHT to be driving a Corvette?

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Response to Paladin (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:29 PM

33. To be honest with you, I rarely look at the driver. I'm looking at the car

Especially if it's an early vette, and super especially if it's a split window. Come to think of it, I'm the one who OUGHT to be driving a vette!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:16 AM

31. Have you ever noticed, the LARGER the vehicle turning into a parking lot- the slower it moves,

Those little drainage dips must take toll on them

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