What do you do while commercials are showing on tv?

@lalav1 (1056)
United States
November 30, 2006 12:05am CST
I don't watch too many of them. I get up and get something to eat or go to the bathroom or put away the dishes. I don't like commercials, there are way too many per show. Sometimes I check and see what's on other channels and sometimes I press mute and read my book till the commercials are over.
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@_hope_ (3908)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
it`s like in mylot in between posts i run off and do some work it`s the only way anything will get done but i don`t watch the tv much
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Dec 06
You too, huh!
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Lots of times I'm sitting there with my laptop and during commercials I check email, surf the Web, or make comments on Mylot. Or play a game or two of Tetris.Sometimes I open and read through my snail mail.
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I do have a tv in my computer room at home now and I can do myLot while watching tv. Sometimes I write letters and make lists & ideas for what I will do on myLot or my other site Gather.
@Khangura (924)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
i usually have a "commercial show" that i watch while my main show ison commercials.. usually the showi watch on its commericial isnt a bad one its jus the main show is better
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I do that too, bettert then most commercials.
@rahulmig (1032)
• India
30 Nov 06
SHUFFLE BETWWEN THE CHANNELS on TV
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Me too. Most commercials just don't interest me.
• India
30 Nov 06
i only watch some of them
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Same here, they have to be really funny or have a really catchy music tune or something that gets my attention.
@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I am a flicking disorder. Yup, I change the channel every time a commercial comes one. :)
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I'll do that now and then too. Sometimes I forget what I was watching.
@ahrdwrkr (690)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Most of them I ignore. If it's at night, I use commercials to go upstairs and check on my kids while they are sleeping. I like to make sure they are still covered. I also get something to drink or eat. I may run to the restroom or take a shower...almost anything except WATCH the commercial.
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Yes, I will take a shower or even a quick bath. I guess I'm not the only one who hates commercials.
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
30 Nov 06
flip between the channels, go to the bathroom, read for school, or do some other kind of chore..if im really lazy, then i just sit through the commercials..but i HATE commercials!
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate commercials too, at least most of them. I must admit though the commercials give you a chance to go to the bathroom, do housework or read my latest book.
• United States
30 Nov 06
I straighten up my house. Put things in order. Sometimes, I will start doing the dishes, if there isn't many. I also like this time to pamper myself, wash my face with special facial cleansers, put n lotions. When I am lazy, I use this time to play with my cats.
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Me too, sometimes it's the only way I get housework and other things I need to do done. In that respect I am glad for commercials.
@camara_me (615)
• United States
30 Nov 06
If i want to watch a show i usally record it. So then i can fast forward it. If i set and watch is right then. I get up and do chores in between commercials
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I do that do. I love fast forwarding over the commercials.
@Lillith (775)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I use commercial breaks to get something to eat or make a bathroom trip, or switch out the laundry from washer to dryer, etc. There are only a couple of commercials I actually enjoy watching and will stay in the room to see. However, since they turn up the sound on those suckers, I still usually can hear them wherever I am. LOL
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I hear ya about them turning up the sound, I put the remote on mute sometimes and read my book or do chores, get somethign to eat,etc.
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
if there is commercials, i will buy snacks or food to eat, then i will go back to watch tv again. or i will look for another channel. watching tv is great during weekends.
@tinam13 (840)
• United States
27 Feb 07
i get up walk around, change the channel, go to the bathroom, and sometimes i get to doing other things and totally forget about the show.
@coolcatzz (1588)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Guess it all depends. Sometimes I multi-task. I may go and get a snack, use the bathroom, fold some more laundry, or clean up the kitchen. I guess it all depends on what I have to do. I don't read much (except online) so that isn't something I do during commercials. Sometimes I just watch them. If they put one on that has music usually my daughter is dancing and singing if she knows the words.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
Time on our hands - Use time wisely.
It depends on my energy level at the time but usually I keep something going all the time so that I am not wasting time. I have my office at home which works great for me. I can have something I am working on in my office and when a commercial comes on both my wife and I get up and do something. I don't watch a lot of TV but there are times, at the end of the day, I just don't have the energy left to get up, so I see if I can learn anything from the commercials that will help me earn another stream of income.
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
22 Dec 06
That is when I take the time to go and grab a snack, go to the bathroom and let the dogs out to go potty.
@chikku (673)
• India
12 Dec 06
i like watching commercials sometimes. The rest of the times either i am surfing channels or on the phone or doing some other small work..
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
9 Dec 06
When the commercials start playing on TV you will usually find me flipping through the channels to find something more interesting to watch until my show comes back on. Sometimes close to Christmas I watch the commercials though because there are a lot of cute ones on this time of year.
• Italy
9 Dec 06
I don't like commercials, so I don't watch them, some time I take advantage of the time while commercial are showing on tv to do something else, or just I check what's on other channels.
@rosey2006 (945)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I hate commericals also. I usually mute the commericals, or go clean something.