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Trivial, but You Really Try!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by digitS', Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Jul 23, 2019
    canesisters

    canesisters Garden Master

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    Here at work (where I live lately) I have DOZENS of these little habits.
    The stapler HAS to be on the right side of the outbound window (staple with right hand, reach paperwork out to driver with left)
    The clip boards HAVE to sit on the counters with the top edge facing me so that when I pick it up my hand is already on the clippy-thing and the papers slide right in
    I left-hand mouse at the accounting computer - but right-hand mouse at the scale computer. And CAN NOT switch.
     
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  2. Jul 23, 2019
    ninnymary

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    I'm trying really hard to think of something trivial! But nothing is coming to me. I'll think of something all day today. ;)

    Mary
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    Getting the coffee pot set up the night before is not important, but I love myself in the morning when I have remembered to do it.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    As I get older, I have to clip my keys to my purse. If they are not there, I get frantic. I've lost them so many times.

    And don't get me started on the cell phone. I've had to message my DD up in WA to ring my phone - last time it was three tries before I found it! I need to do something trival and repetitive to make me place my phone in the same place each time it leaves my hand.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    As for my tea bag, which I've been having tea every morning before my coffee since I was 18, I have to be able to dunk and dunk and dunk up and down in the hot water. I just opened a box of Tetley tea and there is NO STRING! So I need to take a teeny weeny part of the mesh and dunk it a few times before I let it steep.
     
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  6. Jul 30, 2019
    digitS'

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    @Rhodie Ranch ,

    is the tea bag squeezed or not,

    after steep.

    Steve
    who uses a 5 minute rule sorta, earlier than 5 minutes, squeezed. later, not squeezed. don't try too hard on that quirk :)
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    Maybe you should wear it.
    When I work outside or ride I use a phone pouch that I clip to a belt loop on my jeans. I used to always just slide it in a back pocket, but there was that day I broke it on the tractor seat and got cured of that.

    I don't have one of these, but when the old belt clip pouch wears out I think I'll get one. They look so handy.
    https://www.therunningbuddy.com/collections/running-buddy-products
     
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  8. Jul 30, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    I squeeze the tea bag, several times.
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2019
    flowerbug

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    shaken not stirred! :) i would let it steep forever, sometimes more than one tea bag if the first was all used up but still had a bit left in it. some friends of a friend would keep a pie tin on top of their wood stove full of water with tea bags tossed in there. i didn't know what the rule was about when they would remove them, but the water/tea was sometimes accurately described as "sludge". and no, i never had tea there...
     
  10. Jul 31, 2019
    digitS'

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    Lost track of time this morning.

    Didn't squeeze.

    ... dribble ...

    Steve ;)
     
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