Some people learn from their mistakes.
I seem to have this mental block when it comes to processing when things have turned out badly before and applying gained knowledge to future action. It's not that I forget stuff that I do that ends badly. I just continue to believe that "maybe this time it will be different", regardless of the number of failed attempts at a given activity.
Some people might call it plucky optimism. I call it slap-in-the-head stupidity.
Here is a partial list of mistakes I continue to make:
I drink those French vanilla cappuccino coffees, or the iced caps so fast that I feel totally sick afterwards. But I never learn and I never shall.
|I love this so much|
|Drink Fast. Very fast.|
I fill up on bread at restaurants. Every time.
I provide my contact info to retailers.
I cut my hair short thinking my weirdly large and oblong head can pull it off.
Buy anything 2 for one when I don’t even really need the one.
Nap for 3 hours.
Think I can grow herbs indoors.
I won’t stop picking at it. I once pulled a wart out of my thumb. Root and all. There was a great deal of blood.
I keep trying to read Dune, thinking that this time maybe it will be good.
|Still incomprehensible after all these years.|
I will eat 2 cups of cauliflower, 16 baby carrots, 1 c of raw broccoli (with ranch dip) and 2 c of honeydew melon from the rider at soundcheck.
|It's only healthy if you do not eat all of it. I eat all of it.|
Then I will not be hungry for dinner. Dinner will be free and I will feel obliged to eat it because it is free. After the show there will be some rider food left over.
|Yes. All of it.|
I will feel compelled to eat it in case there is no food available for a 20 minute period at some point and I’d regret not having eaten it then, wouldn’t’ I?
Cut my toenails too short and then be unable to run or walk properly.
I will continue to order shoes on line even though I’m continually disappointed.
Think I can have 1 bowl of Vector. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Buy high heels.
Wear white t-shirts while drinking coffee or eating an apple.
Smile and say hello to the scowly couple down the street who never smile or say hello back even after 4 years of seeing me practically every day.
Brush the dog indoors. While wearing shorts. Right after moisturizing my legs.
Befriend crazy people. Give them my phone number.
Buy cocktail dresses. I do not go to cocktail parties. I do not go to parties. I do not drink cocktails. I sit around in pants and t-shirts all day long spilling food on myself.
Drink diet sodas and get the resulting headache.
Whine about a problem I have to people who have the same problem that I have except their version of that same problem is way worse than mine.
To err is human, I suppose. But to continue erring? I suppose that would be time wasting, disappointing, sick making, insulting, fattening and expensive. I'm used to it.