What were you doing while I was wasting my time?
July 22, 2011 6:55 PM Subscribe
What are some "sneaky" ways people spend their private time?
posted by milqman to society & culture (44 answers total) 91 users marked this as a favorite
-"They" say to brush and floss 3 times a day... presumably after meals, but you never see anyone at work or at restaurants brushing their teeth (and certainly not flossing!) Yet no one laughs when dentists suggest that shit so they must be doing it some time or at least just keeping their chuckles internal.
-A recent question indicated that a bunch of people put on sunscreen in their morning ritual, but you never really hear about that during the day (just afterward when you are 40 and you look to your friend like "oh yeah, I have been doing this for 15 years and that is why you look more old and withered")
-People sneak in workouts too... Folks that wake up at the asscrack of dawn, running 10 miles before most of us are out of bed and never mention it. I knew this guy who seemed to drink constantly (taking breaks only to eat mounds of terrible-for-him food) but for some reason was in really good shape. Thinking "how the hell does he do this", I asked. It turned out that when he was not at the bar, he was at the gym, all the damn time. And when he was not eating all of that greasy food publicly, he had a super tight diet privately.
-I knew a girl who read for an hour before she went to bed EVERY night. She never mentioned that technique or the book she was currently reading, just all of the books she had read in the past. It turns out that the pattern makes you pretty well read.
-Freelancers are the same way. Somehow they find a handful of hours each night to do something productive and make some extra cash. They are all Clark Kent at work, then they break out the cape and silly boots on the way home and do magic while everyone else does not.
-Hosts on FoodTV shows are always like "hey prep this in advance or plan your menu and shop for the week"! Do people actually do that when I am not looking?
So my question is:
-What other sneaky (mostly healthy, productive) things do you, or the people you know, do when others are not looking while the rest of us are sitting on our respective asses?