Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I Do Dumb Stuff - Part One

This morning when I was getting ready for work, I was piddling around the bathroom (literally and figuratively) when I noticed I did something really stupid.

I threw my underwear in the trash.

Now we've all had pairs that we've had to get rid of for one reason or another, and I'm not gonna go into that. But in this case, I meant to put them in the laundry basket but threw them in the garbage instead.

It got me to thinking about absent-minded things I do. Like:
  • Making coffee with no coffee grinds in the little basket.
  • Putting my keys in the freezer.
  • Driving past my exits or going somewhere I'm not planning to go.
  • Microwaving aluminum.
Actually, one time I inadvertently microwaved an empty glass bowl. Um, I've never seen a warning about what happens when you do this. It kinda looked like a micro-mini scale nuclear explosion -- and that was the end of my microwave.
  • I've brushed my teeth with hair mousse.
  • Covered my whole face with blush instead of foundation -- so I looked like a had a big rash or bad dermabrasion, instead of a nice soft glow.
  • Went to work without my bra. (Anybody else ever walk through the parking lot thinking something feels weird, only to figure it out just in time to turn around and go home?)
  • Lots of make-up and grooming disasters -- forgotten mascara, dirty teeth, no deodorant. The list is endless, but thank God it doesn't happen often and I've learned to stock my office with products to compensate for the vacant space in my head.

I'm sure there's more, but I've gotta get to work now. Tomorrow ... dumb stuff I've done on purpose.

So what dumb stuff do you do inadvertently?


schue said...

hmmm - good post! i'm sure i have a list of dumb stuff i do. i've definitely done dumb stuff by accident, but i'm sure i do dumb stuff in my everyday life.

Los said...

Dumb stuff for me is normal at this point. I've done the coffee thing on a number of occasions. I poured orange juice on my ceral before, too. My friend, Davers, paid for gas at a gas station, and drove off without ever filling his tank.

Your sister said...

My dear sister - it runs in the family - I went to work one morning with one blue shoe on and one black shoe...

SGM said...

I agree with your sister - I think this sort of thing is in your genetic code.

The no bra at work thing freaks me out - I can never imagine EVER forgetting to wear a bra