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13 August 2012 - 6:11am

What are you time wasters?

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I was taking the foil lid off of a new tube of toothpaste the other day, and I thought what a waste of time. I couldn't grasp enough of the foil to pull it off. It took me several times to finally get it off.

I started thinking about all the other things I waste time on.

Here are some of mine. What are yours?

Opening and shutting car doors. I know I have to open them if I want to go anywhere, but still it's a waste of time. I wonder how much time I've spent opening and closing doors.

Vacuuming the carpet.

Changing filters in the air conditioner and furnace.

Holding for customer (NON)service.

Waiting for people to call back.

Doing dishes

Washing my hair.

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13 August 2012 - 6:11am
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Correcting typing mistakes! The title should read...What are your time wasters?

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15 August 2012 - 5:04pm
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When you want to edit a message you started, the edit button is at the top left instead of the bottom. Learned that after no correcting mistakes for a long time here, lol. Anyway, it is not a big deal.

I waste time on hold with people. Or pressing numbers just to get to a place where I have to wait for the person. lol
Completely applications. Used to be SO easy to get my packets ready and mail out like ten at a time. Now it takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete just ONE online. So frustrating!
Driving anywhere and everywhere and sitting in traffic.
My biggest time waster: goofing off on the computer when I should be doing other things, lol

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16 August 2012 - 4:07am
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Opening the curtains each day to let the light in. I have those room darkening curtains. Going to be dreary this winter with it being so dark. Closing the curtains each night.

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16 August 2012 - 3:36pm
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I thought of a couple of good ones the other day, then didn't post, so I can't remember them all, lol.

ONE is updating things on my computer and/or trying to figure out what is wrong with my computer or printer. Installing my printer into my computer, settings things up, etc. Definite time waster!

Oh, and I remembered one that happens to my son. Waiting for the mail to come every other Friday (his check day, lol) and going up and down the stairs to check if the mail came yet. Of course, on paydays it is usually close to 5pm, sometimes earlier, but wow does he drive me crazy on those days, lol!

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21 August 2012 - 4:28am
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Receiving frantic phone calls and the matters can be resolved using common sense.. Thinking lol

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22 August 2012 - 6:59am
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Killing spiders is a time waster. I would rather not kill anything, but when they try to drop down on me.........bam!

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23 August 2012 - 3:11pm
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Killing spiders is a time waster. I would rather not kill anything, but when they try to drop down on me.........bam!

Lol! Smile

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24 August 2012 - 1:38am
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Cleaning the carpet when your fill tank has run dry is a big time waster! $%#(@LL! Sad

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31 August 2012 - 10:42am
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We live on a kinde of horseranch in germany and I had to deside: Spiders or Moscitos. I choos the spiders. Ok, I hate them too but Moscitos I hate more!

I think there is no time-wasting. Everything we do is sensefull. If you stop doing it, you will see. When you dont clean the toilett for some month, you will know, how important it is to clean it! Smile

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31 August 2012 - 1:07pm
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it does make life much easier and better when you cut all those red tapes.. a time waster!

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31 August 2012 - 4:55pm
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We live on a kinde of horseranch in germany and I had to deside: Spiders or Moscitos. I choos the spiders. Ok, I hate them too but Moscitos I hate more!

I think there is no time-wasting. Everything we do is sensefull. If you stop doing it, you will see. When you dont clean the toilett for some month, you will know, how important it is to clean it! Smile

We get lots of misquitoes in our state, too, and I do not like them either! They are worse some years than others, when we have a lot of rain: watch out! Sad

I just heard on the radio the other day there are over 60 cases of West Nile in North and South Dakota (our neighboring states) and that part of the reason is the economy: with all the cutbacks they cannot afford as much mosquito control. Sad One woman was in the hospital for over a week, then had to recover at home over several months. Very scary.

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1 September 2012 - 3:10am
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Following garage sale signs that lead to nowhere is a time waster. However, the drive in the country was nice.

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1 September 2012 - 4:44pm
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Yup. Been there, done that. Grrrrrrrr............. Angry

I have to say my biggest time waster is my computer, hands down.

Another one is participating in the free online casino tournaments. Spinning those reels for ten to fifteen minutes at a time to try to win a couple of bucks and rarely placing in the top ten. lol Yet some days I feel like I HAVE to try. haha!

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2 September 2012 - 12:12am
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Opening and closing windows. We have those little portable screens instead of real screens we can use. I have to pull up the window, place the screen just so, then pull the window down again.

Taking photos only to learn that I don't have a memory card inserted. Grrrrrrr

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19 September 2012 - 5:18pm
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I do a lot of time wasters,according to my kids.I write checks,heat things on the stove that can be zapped in the microwave,use money orders,peel live potatoes instead of using instant,mix cakes and pies by hand,when I am too lazy to get the hand mixer,play games on the computer,yak to my friends on the computer,hand weed the garden,still roll my hair on rollers,listen to 8 track tapes,watch and rewind vhs tapes,read the newspaper from front to back and work all the puzzles every day.Guess I am in a time warp.Lol

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19 September 2012 - 5:42pm
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I do a lot of time wasters,according to my kids.I write checks,heat things on the stove that can be zapped in the microwave,use money orders,peel live potatoes instead of using instant,mix cakes and pies by hand,when I am too lazy to get the hand mixer,play games on the computer,yak to my friends on the computer,hand weed the garden,still roll my hair on rollers,listen to 8 track tapes,watch and rewind vhs tapes,read the newspaper from front to back and work all the puzzles every day.Guess I am in a time warp.Lol

Well none of those "time wasters" sound unhealthy. They all sound either good for you or things that you enjoy and even stimulate the mind. When it comes to your kids perceiving all of the above as wasting time, it is "all relative."

And, BTW, I cannot handle instant potatoes either! Yuk! Sad lol

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20 September 2012 - 5:30am
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I do a lot of time wasters,according to my kids.I write checks,heat things on the stove that can be zapped in the microwave,use money orders,peel live potatoes instead of using instant,mix cakes and pies by hand,when I am too lazy to get the hand mixer,play games on the computer,yak to my friends on the computer,hand weed the garden,still roll my hair on rollers,listen to 8 track tapes,watch and rewind vhs tapes,read the newspaper from front to back and work all the puzzles every day.Guess I am in a time warp.Lol

I rarely use a microwave. They destroy any nutrition left in the food. I would rather boil water than heat it in the microwave. I don't even have mine plugged in. A lot of things were better doing them the "old fashioned" way. I still write checks too, but I also pay a lot of things online, easier for me that way plus I can dispute things that way.

I would love to have a garden, but got here too late this year. Sounds like you are in a partial time warp. (8 track tapes) Smile

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20 September 2012 - 5:31am
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Taking the fabric softener in and out of the box, throwing it in with the wet laundry, then throwing it away when the laundry is done, is a time waster.

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22 September 2012 - 5:35pm
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Taking the fabric softener in and out of the box, throwing it in with the wet laundry, then throwing it away when the laundry is done, is a time waster.

My mom quit using fabric softener sheets, because she bought those dryer balls. Have you heard of them? No need for any other softener, and you can just keep them in the dryer, thus never "wasting time" with the other type. lol

This is what she has, and they really DO work! Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Drying-Fluff-Balls-Softening/dp/B001EIW1SG

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22 September 2012 - 5:36pm
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Oh, and I forgot to add: She gave all of us some, but I think we lost ours (of course). I feel bad about that.

Also, I NEVER use a while dryer sheet. I cut mine in half, because I find that is plenty to get the job done, then box lasts a long time. Smile

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24 September 2012 - 4:30am
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I really don't even like using the dryer sheets. They are bad for your skin and health, I've read. I was using 1/4 cup of vinegar in the final rinse, but got out of the habit. I need to get some balls........I feel a wish coming on. lol

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25 September 2012 - 3:47am
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That is an excellent wish or even using some CL Points for some dryer balls. lol I should try to find my balls. I lost my balls. lol They have to be around here some place!

I thought of a VERY big time waster for me just tonight. I am constantly Google mapping! It takes time to look up the address I need to find, then I have to go enter the information in the site, then copy it all down, and believe me that takes time and that time adds up!

Santa bringing me GPS (I have been hinting for a few years, but no one is biting, lol) would save me A LOT of time! Smile

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10 October 2012 - 4:02am
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Replacing the toilet paper uses a lot of time overall, changing sheets, folding towels, locking doors, ordering food, looking for lost items, repeating things.

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11 October 2012 - 5:34pm
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Watching hours and hours and hours of my favorite TV shows, lol.

Sleeping for hours and hours.

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12 October 2012 - 1:34am
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WIth tv at least you get something out of it. So that isn't a complete waste of time right?

Closing and opening the washer and dryer, cleaning the lint filter.

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I DO enjoy my shows: Heck, I know I am "easily entertained," lol. But I also look at all the hours I watch when I complete a season of something and wow, lol. Plus I watch when I should be 1)working and 2) sleeping. haha! Wink Smile

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