People are silly--or is it just me?

Spring in Fort Lauderdale--where I live
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 9, 2016 10:21am CST
I was combing my hair last night just before I was going to bed and I thought, "How silly!" Being salt restricted I have been staying away from sour pickles which I love because of the sodium content in the brine but today when I was getting some (low sodium) cheese in the supermarket I saw jars of sour pickles and decided to look at the salt content--it wasn't too bad until I looked at what a serving consisted of--1/3rd of a spear!! Who eats 1/3rd of a spear of a pickle???? Don't tell me portion servings of food aren't silly--come on, a 6 ounce can of tuna is suppose to provide 3 servings?? I don't know who is sillier--the conservative who rants and raves about 'liberals' (anyone who disagrees with them) or the 'born again' christian who spews hatred. Isn't it silly not to be honest on the web? Why lie? How can anyone be silly enough to complain they are bored when there are so many diverse, new and interesting things all around them to do and/or see? Isn't it silly when you do something wrong to berate yourself instead of correcting the wrong? Why do people continue in negative relationships thinking "I know what I have, I don't know what I can get into?" Isn't it sillier to be afraid of the unknown than to 'settle'? And I won't get into how silly it is for people (like me!) talking to their pets in baby talk. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY THAT HAS BEEN SILLY?? (Hey, I admitted to combing my hair before getting into bed and baby talking to my birds!) I feel the only humans that have the right to be silly are children. :o)
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@amadeo (36061)
• United States
9 May 16
Yes,I am being silly talking to you As usual Mr.Martin I loved it.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
Ah, you still have good taste young man!
@snowy22315 (24001)
• United States
9 May 16
I think the question for me really would be..What have I done that is not silly? Yes...I am one of those kinds of people.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
Then I want you as a friend!!! Kids are always silly and then they grow up--ugh!
@celticeagle (102358)
• Boise, Idaho
9 May 16
What have I done? One day I actually started seeing some pros to Trump. I checked my forehead for a fever. Thank goodness I got over it.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
That's beyond silly--that's dumb!!!
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@celticeagle (102358)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 16
@GreatMartin ...I know! I had a dumb moment and it was very scary.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 May 16
@celticeagle I have many of them but keep on truckin anyway!
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@marlina (51183)
• Canada
9 May 16
I have a very strong pet peeve about the "suggested servings" on those jars and cans. Silly way of doing it.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
They are completely unrealistic!!
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@marlina (51183)
• Canada
23 May 16
@GreatMartin Sure agree with this statement.
@RasmaSandra (7676)
• Riga, Latvia
9 May 16
@GreatMartin I am sill crazy after all these years and proud of it. What would I do if I couldn't talk to my cat or to the birds I feed in my yard. Life would be boring if I didn't talk to myself and just had hubby to chat with. He is not always talkative anyway. Hey, silly is a great thing to be and I can tell you that your birds love you for it because they feel so love. You've inspired me I might just head for a toy store and treat myself
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
Ah, I have inspired you--I have done my good deed for the day!!!
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@MALUSE (23743)
• Denmark
13 May 16
My mother used to talk to herself when she got older. Her explanation was, "Once in a while I have to talk to a sensible person."
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 May 16
@MALUSE Smart woman!!
@jaboUK (47617)
• United Kingdom
15 May 16
Hi Martin - I have been silly by not checking your page for posts - this one slipped by me
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
15 May 16
That's not silly---that's dumb!!!
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@jaboUK (47617)
• United Kingdom
15 May 16
@MALUSE (23743)
• Denmark
13 May 16
I brush my hair a lot. When I was still a teacher (I'm retired), I used to do it between lessons. I had a hairbrush at my place in the staff room. At the end of my last term, I got a hairbrush as a farewell present from my colleagues. Very funny. I thanked them and advised them to also get one and use it often because brushing one's hair stimulates the brain and that can do everyone good. The laugh was on me. If you sell your silly habits well, you can get away with a lot. :-) Let's not begin with born again Christians or any other religious zealots. That would spoil my day.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 May 16
Hair? What's hair? Every day I lose more!
@Inlemay (16704)
• South Africa
12 May 16
there is a thin line between silly and stupid - some are one and some are the other
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 May 16
Stupid could be fun also!!! LOL
@Corbin5 (55269)
• United States
9 May 16
Humans are an odd lot. They boggle the mind most of the time. My sillies are too many to count. I do talk baby talk to the dog all the time though.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
I love humans because they do boggle my mind--'they' don't seem to have any rules!!!
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@Marcyaz (36694)
• United States
9 May 16
I I think people would think it is silly to kiss your dogs before going to bed.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
Dogs can get more diseases from humans than humans can get from people--so yes it is silly!
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@zarlamain (23022)
• United States
10 May 16
I think it would be silly to not check the stoves before going to bed.
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
I don't use my stove anymore--it is all shut down--between a microwave, crockpot, toaster and grill who needs a stove?!
@zarlamain (23022)
• United States
12 May 16
@GreatMartin I don't like using my kitchen at all, but what can I do when I'm trying to save money by not buying takeout? Cook something using my stove!
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 May 16
@zarlamain Get a crockpot--inexpensive--uses very little energy and cooks some great, nutritious meals!
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@Tampa_girl7 (24164)
• United States
20 May 16
Some serving sizes are most ridiculous. I am often quite surprised when I read the labels.
@Dragonairy1 (1491)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
15 May 16
Hmm there are so many things I've forgotten probably talking to my cat.
@JudyEv (83898)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 May 16
I think it is a form of deceit. To specify such tiny servings makes the sodium/sugar/whatever content look better. I talk to my sheep too but I treat them as adults.