Do you ever wonder if other people share the same weird habits as you? Well we found an online survey about it. Here are eight questions we liked . . .
1. When you leave a store without buying anything, do you get worried they’ll think you’re shoplifting? 75% of people said yes.
2. When you write the word “Wednesday,” do you sound it out in your head as “Wed-ness-day”? 85% of us do it.
3. Do you pace around and fidget with stuff while you’re on the phone? 78% said yes.
4. Do you cringe when you hear a recording of your own voice? 82% said yes.
5. Do you ever worry other people are judging you for how fast your windshield wipers are going in light rain? 52% say yes.
6. When you’re reading a book, do you ever space out . . . read a whole page . . . and then not remember any of it? 97% say yes.
7. Do you ever close Facebook or Twitter because you’re bored with it . . . then open it back up one second later without thinking? 93% say yes.
8. Do you ever respond to your pet by saying, “I know” after they bark or meow? 83% of us do it.
I know YOU’VE never faked a sick day, but believe it or not, some people have. And when they put on their “I’m on my death bed” voice to call in sick, now we know what THEY should be saying. Again, them, not you. You’re honest.
A new survey asked 1,000 bosses which sick day excuses they’re most likely to believe. So here are the best ones to fake . . .
- The flu.
- Throwing out your back, or having back pain.
- An accidental injury. Too bad they weren’t more specific. A broken toe? A paper cut? There’s so much to choose from when you’re faking it, a little guidance would have been nice. (???)
- A cold.
- A migraine.
One more thing to keep in mind. Even though the flu is the most believable excuse, only about 25% of bosses say they buy it. Which means that no matter WHAT excuse you use, there’s at least a 75% chance your boss won’t buy it.
Do you want to become a rich and famous international recording star? Start smoking NOW. At least that seems to be ADELE’s advice. She had surgery in 2011 for a vocal cord hemorrhage, and she hasn’t been the same since.
She said, quote, “The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I’ve given up smoking and I’m convinced that’s made my voice weaker.”
There’s at least one bright side, though . . . quote, “My fingers ain’t orange anymore.”
…Just in case you were considering it, this station and common sense warns you NOT to pick up that habit.
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I have to say, this is a HILARIOUS reason to get in trouble at work.
67-year-old Ronald Dillon works on the support desk in the IT department at the New York City Health Department. And last year, he stopped answering calls in his normal voice . . . and started answering them in a FAKE ROBOT VOICE.
People started complaining, and when he wouldn’t stop, he got suspended for 20 days.
And you’d THINK that would get him to give it up. But Ronald is REALLY committed to the bit. So earlier this year, he started answering calls in his robot voice again.
He claims it was to hide his thick Brooklyn accent . . . but no one’s buying it. His bosses think he’s sick of answering calls because he feels like he should be doing a more important job, and this is just his passive-aggressive protest.
An administrative judge just gave him a 30-day suspension.
(New York Daily News)
Guys you’re about to learn that you’ve been doing a few weird things your entire life . . . and you had NO IDEA.
There’s a discussion right now on Reddit.com where women are sharing the weird things guys do without even REALIZING they’re weird. Here are the eight best ones . . .
- Going months without washing or changing their sheets.
- Slapping their pockets to make sure their phone and wallet are in there.
- Spending a really long time in the bathroom on the toilet.
- Turning down the radio when they get lost . . . like somehow THAT’s the reason.
- Keeping large amounts of change scattered around their room.
- Putting their hand down their pants when they watch TV.
- Lowering their voice when they talk on the phone, especially to another guy.
- Denying they fell asleep when they’re randomly caught napping.