Don't Juuuump....

@dawnald (85135)
Shingle Springs, California
September 22, 2010 3:29pm CST
So I'm back from my walk (beautiful day today), and I walk up the stairs, and there is a guy in the hall looking into the elevator shaft, doing maintenance, I assume. And I suppress this overwhelming urge to shout "don't jump", walk back to my desk, and bust up laughing. Did you ever suppress an urge to do something like that? Did you ever actually do it?
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@gabs8513 (48686)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 10
Lol oh yes many a time and I just do not understand how I hold myself back lol
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
You don't have to, you just send Gissi in to do the dirty work!
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@gabs8513 (48686)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 10
Good Idea lol never thought of that
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
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• United States
22 Sep 10
Hi, Dawn! Yup. I've done it, and once it resulted in a complaint to my boss, but it's usually just good for a shared laugh!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
Reminds me of a phrase in a story I once read, "when it came to business he had no sense of humor"...
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• United States
22 Sep 10
Too sadly true!
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@GardenGerty (158499)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I am sure I have on occasion suppressed such an urge, and then on other occasions have gone ahead and said it. I hate it when those sneaky little thoughts in my brain cause me to laugh maniacally for apparently no reason. People then wonder what it is I have been ingesting to cause me to behave that way.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
what was I ingesting? hehehe
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@BarBaraPrz (46034)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Sep 10
I used to get the urge to flip the hem when passing a guy in a kilt...
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@BarBaraPrz (46034)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Sep 10
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
does he or doesn't he?
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
Just don't be wearing a skirt when you do that!!!
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• United States
22 Sep 10
I'm sure I have but honestly I haven't thought of an example of when I thought something and never said it. I'm sure I've thought such things many times at work as you can't always express your humor or sarcasim there. Glad you had a nice walk on your lunch I used to do that from time to time when I worked full time. It was nice to get out from under those flourescent lights.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
Yes, very nice, especially when you have a lake and a river that you can walk to!
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• United States
22 Sep 10
okay, so most of mine is with road rage. Cause sometimes I wish I could just get out of my car and knock some common sense into those people. Especially those that do it on the intent to purposely make you have to stop or slow down when your on the inerstate or highway and they pull right in front of you with nothing behind you for atleast a mile.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
That's more like pushing the guy into the elevator instead of saying "don't jump"
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• Australia
26 Sep 10
Hi Dawn. I'm sure there are many times, but I can only think of one. My friend was looking for a pot plant to hand on the wall above the toilet. She had looked at dozens but was still undecided. There was a nice Devil's Ivy which is very hardy and a great indoor plant. "But will it be suitable for the toilet?" she asked. So I looked at the ticket and read "Suitable for all indoor situations: kitchens, bathrooms, TOILETS etc" She grabbed it, bought it, and it wasn't until she got it home that she read the label. Enough said . . . PS Years later it is still thriving and she has forgiven me.
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• Australia
27 Sep 10
I'd never thought about "pot plant" before. It conjures up an unusual indoor decoration. You are right: it should be potted plant. Don't you call them pot plants there? Must be the lazy Aussie way.
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• Australia
27 Sep 10
I must remember that if ever I visit there! I can imagine asking a shop assistant where they keep the pot plants. That would be worse than asking for the manchester department in England. (here in Oz all linen is called manchester and every department store has a manchester dept)
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Sep 10
Surely a potted plant, not a pot plant?
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
23 Sep 10
I wouldn't have been able to stop myself. I would have said it. I think my filter broke recently. I haven't been able to stop myself from saying things like that lately. We got a delivery at work today and the guy was trying do show me some magic tricks, I just looked at him. He was wondered why I wasn't amazed.
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
25 Sep 10
I used to be. But from some reason lately I just cant seem to stop myself. I have to try really really hard to stop myself anymore.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
Maybe I should have, he might have actually thought it was funny. Too chicken, that's what I am...
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep 10
oh dawn yes I stifled my urge to say loudly oh you look just beautiful when I see this rather odd resident, a man who loves jewelry and wears earrings and a necklace set. He is not what I would call attractive poor man but he will stop and check his face in the long mirror in the hall 'and stand there for maybe several minutes. If I did not see he is male I would think its a woman cross dresser.He really is a personable person to talk too but he definitely has some womanish habits. I like him in spite of his checking his looks in the mirror.I have often wondered what he would think if I had blurted out"oh you look just beautiful" wow.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
Maybe just "you look nice" hehehe
@savypat (20216)
• United States
23 Sep 10
Most of the time I restrain myself but I think like this all the time. The worse is over the phone when asked a stupid question one is so tempted to respond.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
soooo tempted...
@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
23 Sep 10
Oh, I'd be resisting the urge to push him! Yes, I do that many times. I just think my mind's way too mischievous than I can actually dare.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
ok well there was that too (evil grin)
@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
23 Sep 10
Honestly Dawny, i cannot remember. Hell i hope not. With my luck he will either jump or keel over from shock or something. TATA.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
I didn't give him the opportunity!
@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
23 Sep 10
I am impressed.
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• Singapore
23 Sep 10
That was real funny dawn... I think I'm evil sometimes. When I see my friend about to step into a puddle and I would shout out and the next I know she step in it and made her shoes all wet, then I would really laugh out loud. For strangers, if I see something silly being done by someone in public, I would be more polite and laugh quietly to myself, but laughing nevertheless.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
Yeah when I say stuff like that to strangers, I usually just get an odd look...
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@jade14 (28)
• China
23 Sep 10
hahaha!that is resally very funny i can't stop laughing hehehe wish i could do that one of these days...i'm just wondering what could have happened if you actually did it hmmmmm....heheeh
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
I guess we'll never know...
@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
25 Sep 10
I actually did that once, but we were on the ground floor so the hole only went down about 6 feet. We stood there joking for a minute before I went in search of a working elevator...
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Sep 10
Maybe next time...
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@makingpots (11915)
• United States
23 Sep 10
Suppress the urge? Nah, I'd have said it, I'm sure I would have. If he didn't see the humor in it I would have just snickered on gone on about my business. I amuse myself.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
I do too, but not usually out loud. :D
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Sep 10
I have but mostly it's things pertaining to people's inability to understand or comprehend a situation that should be easily understood.....I think you understand.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
all the time :D
@much2say (54063)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Sep 10
So much location filming goes on around here . . . hubby and I used to laugh that while they were filming, we should yell "Hey, what are you filming?!" - hee hee. I don't think we ever actually did it though.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
snicker....
• Quezon City, Philippines
24 Sep 10
LOL.. i also had the same urge when i rode a jeepney (public utility vehicle) and there was this talkative lady with a big black mole at the tip of her nose. i was so irritated because she was so noisy i wanted to butt in "so why do you have a "booger?" i'm so mean! i was laughing hard deep down inside, LOL.
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Sep 10
• United States
23 Sep 10
hmmm thats sound kinda funny, i did lots of funny thing in life however not like this one day one of my friend used to ask to everyone that you know who is my father offcourse he has rich father thats why he uses to ask this stupid question, but buy mistake when he asked me same thing for show-off i said to him.....dont you know who is your FATHER you should to see his face..
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Sep 10
hahaha How about "don't you know who your father is? You are always telling us..."