I wonder why. I look at my husband and other people and they don't seem to habitually do the same stupid things over and over.
For instance. I trip. A lot. The Coach never trips over his own feet, or runs into doors and counters. I have seen him trip like once in eight years. What's with that? I am athletic. (I am!) I constantly have bruises on my hips from running into desks while I am teaching. (No we are not going to where my hips may be larger than the aisle.)
Also, EVERY time I go to get out of the shower I turn the faucet the wrong way. So as I am wondering why the water is not going off I am scalding myself with hot water. EVERY TIME.
Here is another thing. I don't like to carry a purse. When I go in the grocery store I just grab my wallet and go in. Well of course in the midst of juggling five kids and coupons and actual groceries after I check out I inevitably leave the wallet at the checkout or in the cart. Then I don't notice it for a couple of days, because why would I need my wallet other than for groceries. Certainly I don't need an i.d. for anything. Then I have to call the grocery store and go get it. (Oddly, they always have it.)
That's just dumb. I should carry a purse, or better yet, have one of the kids carry the wallet.
I constantly underestimate the amount of time it takes to get to a place. I am not late because I was behind. I am late because I was hanging out at the house thinking it is only going to take ten minutes to get to a destination 20 miles away on i-10 at 5:00. Duh.
And this - Every day at the end of my last class I pack up all the things I need to grade and get in the car and pick up four or five kids of my own and go home. Then I lug the bag full of papers, and maps, and quizzes in the house and then I haul kids to sports and cook dinner and help with homework and collapse into an exhausted heap on the couch. I grade maybe one single esasy before I fall asleep on the couch, drooling on the paper. Then I wake up in the morning and lug the bag back to work and empty it out on my desk. When will I learn that the best outcome of lugging all those papers home is that I will not lose any of them?
Why do I do stupid things? I am not a stupid person.
Please make me feel better by sharing the stupid things you do!!