I’m all about sitting back and observing the world around me. Normally, I just shake my head and think, “huh, that’s strange.” This week, however, I decided to have some fun with it and write down my observations with my unscientific evidence to back them up.
Observation #1: Children lack short-term memory, but their long-term memory develops at an early age.
Proof: My older son can’t remember that I asked him to clean the pets’ water dishes ten minutes ago, but he can tell you the exact “bad” words I said when I dropped a glass casserole dish four years ago.
Observation #2: The dinner table is a post-it note for a young boy’s brain that nature’s call was put on hold. (Totally unplanned that this was my second observation 🙂 I have two boys, please forgive me.)
Proof: My younger son doesn’t remember he has “business” to take care of until we sit down to eat dinner. It doesn’t matter if we eat at 4:00 or 7:00.
Observation #3: I have discovered a no-fail test to see if the kids are listening to our conversation.
Proof: Say the words “pizza” or “ice cream”. If there is no response, they aren’t listening.
Observation #4: People in an office setting will eat anything, and have developed antibodies which prevent illness.
Proof: Bagels and cream cheese sitting out for four hours unrefrigerated, half-eaten leftovers from weekend dinner parties, even expired snacks – I’ve seen it all eaten and so far, no one has needed hospitalization. Simply amazing.
Observation #5: I feel like a robot after repeatedly typing those letters to prove I’m not a robot when commenting on blogs. Nothing I have to say is really that important, but I jump through the Captcha hoops for the aggravation entertainment of it all.
Proof: Try it. Choose a few blogs with Captcha enabled and see if you can type the deformed letters without second-guessing whether you see “druit” or “trult”.
Observation #6: Spouses (both men and women) feign ignorance.
Proof: Hubby claims he doesn’t notice something spilled on the floor. I claim I didn’t see the dishwasher needed unloaded. We both lie.
Observation #7: Pigeons prefer the color blue.
Proof: I avoid parking by trees, yet this is what those lovely creatures do while I work all day. (Sorry, Patti, I guess I don’t share your love of the avian species, specifically pigeons :))
So, have you noticed any of these things? What are some of your own observed oddities of daily life? Go ahead, feel free to add to the list. It’s not Friday yet, and I could use all the laughs I can get.