I got caught talking to myself today..

United States
September 20, 2008 11:00pm CST
Do you ever get caught talking to yourself? There I was driving down the road, thinking, thinking, thinking, then I sorta waved one hand in the air and said to myself "where the heck am I?" (I used the word heck, really I did).. just as I was driving by some guy on his lawnmower. Boy did he give me a weird look.. as I was in the vehicle all by myself.. Do you talk to yourself sometimes? I comforted myself with the thought, well how's he know I don't have one of those earpiece phones?
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@glords (2614)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I talk to myself more and more everyday. After 15 months of being a stay at home mom I talk to myself all the time. I could use the excuse that my son needs to hear conversation to learn to speak, but I think its probably that I just miss the social interaction. Talking keeps me sane. Luckily I'm always carrying him around, so hopefully no one knows that I'm actually talking to myself.
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
21 Sep 08
My mom said she used to do that when she stayed at home with my sister and I while we were young. She said after a while she so wanted an adult to talk to. And not just about baby stuff, but real adult conversation. You have a very important job. I just hope your kids realize when they are older what a wonderful thing you did for them. : )
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• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, when ya start talking baby talk to adults, ya know you got a real problem.. I am of course talking from experience..
@glords (2614)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I've had that happen to me once or twice. I stuck out my tongue and made a pooottt noise at the man from the bank when he told me they had signed me up for services I didn't want (without my permission) and then charged me for them. I was so embarrassed!
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@illfavors (592)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I talk to myself all the time. It's really no big deal at all. Sometimes it's actually a good way to keep myself focused on what I have to do. It is also fun to do it in public to make people think you are crazy.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
Keeps those pesky, hovering sales clerks away for a while, doesn't it?*L*
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 08
Hi there flowerchilde , I talk to my seft too. I read that talking to our self the effect is the same like going to psychiatrist. but sometime i also embarashed when someone caught. But i spontaneously act like i use my phone or i sing. lol Just like theater stage isn't it the world??Happy posting always!! oxoxo'dian from Bali island.
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• United States
23 Sep 08
I hope things are going good there at Bali Island!
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
25 Sep 08
Yes everything its brighter. i meet somebodyhe is so gentleman we are only exchange email, but its okay. I will email him sometimes.
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
22 Sep 08
HE HE HE HE HE...I often do this when I'm with hubby. I'd start talking to myself as though I were talking to somebody else, sometimes using two different kinds of voices. Hubby calls me crazy and I call that a compliment LOL LOL LOL!!! Am I insane?!?!?!?! LOL LOL LOL!!!
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• United States
23 Sep 08
Well, I 've heard of it lots, so if you are, lots of others are too!
• Finland
23 Sep 08
Thank you. Now I feel normal LOL LOL LOL!!! ;-D
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
21 Sep 08
When I was a kid, My dad used to say "talking to yourself is the first sign of insanity". Then as I got older and began to talk to myself. LOL I changed that saying to "It is ok as long as you don't answer yourself". Now I am ready to change it again.LOL
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• United States
21 Sep 08
Well, Villageanne, I love to answer myself too.. and sometimes it's almost like a little party, talking and laughing.. (well, I may be exaggerating a little, but not a whole lot)..
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• United States
21 Sep 08
LOL So I am not alone in this talking to myself stuff huh??? LOOL
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I talk to myself sometimes,i think its just natural..i use to hear my mom talkingto her self and i would ask 'what'? and she would say "Oh nothing i was just talking to myself". Now i do the same thing sometimes.I am sure that it is just a natural thing and most of us do it sometimes.My mother use to say its ok to talk to yourself but watch out if you start answering yourself..haha
• United States
23 Sep 08
oh, oh.. I'm in trouble..
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
21 Sep 08
i think we all do that at one time are another it,s not that you are lonely it,s just you have something to say and it just happens no one is there to hear what you have to say you are not crazy it happen to the best of us.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
I'm just glad no one can see me giggling and laughing all by myself at the computer..
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Oh flowerchilde, you just joined the 'elite' group. I do this all the time. I will be driving down the road and say, 'you crazy thing. Why are you going this way?' I always have my windows up, so I don't worry about anyone hearing me. But I often laugh at myself when I do such crazy things! I am always talking to myself in the house when I go to get something and forget what I've gone after. It's 'now where did I put that?' or 'what was I going after?'. I think we all do it at some point in our life. Or, at least, I like to comfort myself with the thought.
• United States
21 Sep 08
I do all those things.. and the older I get the more I do 'em..!
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
Good day.... I know it's kinda weird but yes I often talk to myself and often I've got caught doing it. Maybe it's kind of weird to some but I found it to be therapeutic and well releasing. It's like a pre-play for me before actually talking to that person in mind.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
...that reminds me.. years ago, I used to do a 'post-play'.. of things I should've said!
@Saiyan25 (86)
• Canada
21 Sep 08
Well, I think it's personally normal talking like that to yourself. I mean as long as your not discussing a huge story to yourself, I think it's perfectly alright. I've done that a couple of times but I've never got caught haha. Sometimes short sentences just come out.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
"Sometimes short sentences just come out." Boy! That is simply the truth, isn't it!?!
• United States
21 Sep 08
i do this when im home and no ones around !at least we know we are having an intelligent conversation!LOL
• United States
21 Sep 08
ROLF...!
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, and a lot of times I'm talking to myself near someone else. I'll be thinking something to myself, and then I voice a thought aloud. And the person I'm with will be like, what? And then I have to apologize because I was talking to myself, not to them. I can really confuse a person.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
What's worse, is I confuse people when I'm talking to them! Well, my family sometimes anyway!
@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
hahahah, hey ive been in your place many times already, it always happens when i did something odd, and i just feel like asking myself what i have done and keep on asking myself why did do it, keep on mumbling words that only me could know what was really it was,lol
• United States
21 Sep 08
when i was young i did it and still do but dnt do it when you a roundother ppl they think you are carzy
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• United States
21 Sep 08
Sometimes I talk outloud to myself. I usually only do that if I am really upset about something or if I'm really ticked off about something. Otherwise, if people see me 'talking' in my car I'm usually singing along to the radio or something. Now, I think I've spotted crazy people talking to themselves all the time when in reality, they have those cellphone head piece things. Those things drive me crazy because I never know what exactly is going on. I never know if I'm being talked to, if they're talking to themselves or if they are on the phone. If people are talking to themselves in their cars, I usually just assume they're talking on their phones or singing along with the radio.
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
21 Sep 08
The next time you see someone talking to their self just tell yourself they are probably praying. Some times it probably looks like I do a lot of praying. :-)
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• United States
21 Sep 08
One time years ago, I was riding to church with some friends and we were praying on the way, and the driver said "wait a minute, I better open my eyes for this one.."
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
21 Sep 08
hi dear flowerchilde perhaps it is the combined result of the age factor and the little tension about some thing which was on your mind! i am sure you need not take it that seriously. it is the degree of involvement in our thoughts . just settle down and solve the issue!! the things will clear out on their own! good luck!!
• United States
21 Sep 08
I was headed to the hospital where my daughter was in labor (and had a baby today). I had to tell you how your number 55 in your name, and your count right now is 555 posts.. and baby was born at exactly 5 o'clock which was weird enough because there's always fives around me, beginning with my birth date of 5/5/55.. And now it's 11:55 and I'm goin' to bed (no not really! it's not 11:55, but I do often wake up at 5:55 in the morning..) Maybe it's things like these that turn the wheels in my head to buzzin round..
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Sep 08
hi flowerchilde I often talk to myself, and yes i do g et'solme weird looks but I am as sane as any of us.usually i do this when I hit the wrong key on my keyboard a zillion times, then miss a crucial typo after I have hit the send response button.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
YaH, it's about that time I like to use the Homer Simpson exclamation "Doi!!" Or maybe "not again!"
• United States
22 Sep 08
I always talk to myself, at least I know someone's listening.
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@slot100 (546)
• Hungary
21 Sep 08
Lol, it's very scary the first time when you notice it right? xD Same thing happened to me when someone noticed it..I always think that I'm thinking the words, but it turns out that I'm saying it most of the time out loud to myself..
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 08
I do that as well especially when I am driving I would talk to myself while i am driving due to these reasons. The first one would be that I am stuck in traffic where things are not moving. I would just engage myself in a conversation so that I could kill time. It is cheaper than calling someone else over the phone. The other time that I would talk to myself while I am driving is when I am feeling sleepy behind the steering wheel. So, again, by talking to myself I can avoid from falling completely asleep. That may sound weird to some people but I would definitely keep on doing that as it helps me to stay awake. As far as people are concerned, yes, I had been stared at many times for talking to myself but I think they are staring not because I was talking to myself but was more about trying to figure out what was I talking about so intensely at times. Most of them would think that I was on the phone (hands free) with someone and I was having a quarrel or something. LOL!
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