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Sunday, 14 December 2003

What Foibles do you Have?

Nicked from Alfred the OK, yet again.

Adult Foibles

Eating food by ingredient sequence.
Ordering my books on the shelves by publisher. (One night, before my finals, in a fit of caffeine, I speed-read the complete works of Shakespeare, then still had time to arrange my books in order of literary influence.)
Maintaining frozen, panicky eye contact with spiders.
Childish Foibles
Aged five, leaving all the doors open on the first floor open so I could pee while never taking my eyes from the witch who lived in the tree outside. (Bipolar? Moi?)
Covering every orifice -- particularly ears -- with the blanket before I could sleep (so the Devil -- or the Earwigs -- couldn't get in.) See Alfred for the inifinite efficacy of the protective eiderdown.
Spitting on the front step so my sister would trip. (Actually, I did this only once, then hid behind the hedge. My sister raced out, singing, tripped on the step, hurt herself badly. I was horrified. I resolved there and then to reserve my powers only for good, never evil.)
Muttering the words "lesbianlesbianlesbianlesbian" all through the thirty five minute walk to school.
Not looking in a mirror for more than thirty seconds, once per day. "Somebody" had told me the devil might stare back at me if I looked too often.
Refusing to ever button my coat up in winter.

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Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 5:13 PM GMT

Name: jatb
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Childish foible = I had to completely cover my neck with the sheet so I wouldn't be bitten by any vampire I might have inadvertently let in. (Adult foible, ditto.)

Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 6:10 PM GMT

Name: Legomen
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Child Foible (Adult Foible suppressed)= Don't like lying on grass in case a worm crawls into my ear.

Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 6:40 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Those would be the ones whose blue fingernails scrape at the midnight window pane of any room with an overhanging tree outside, yes. I know exactly the foible you mean.

Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 7:35 PM GMT

Name: billy
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..never flush the toilet because the wolf uses the in pipe to break into brick houses..
..always face the wall when sleeping so that your books can come alive on the other side of the room..

..on planes always sit near the back so that you live long enough to kiss your wife goodbye..(also on planes I eat the cheese and biscuits first, then the main course, then the starter, then the pudding - can!!)...

Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 8:50 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Lol, those are really lovely! Except how can the wolf squeeze past the two brown U-bend rats that wait for the bathroom light to go out?

Sunday, 14 December 2003 - 10:49 PM GMT

Name: yidaho
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Never hang your foot over the side of the bed, else the clown from Poltergeist will grab it.
Lick the backs of chocolate buttons and stick them together before eating. They taste better that way. (I put this down to the sad demise of the far superior 'Galaxy Counters').
Always wear shorts under your school skirt throughout September to avoid daddy-long-leg impregnation whilst running through the school field at lunchtime.

Monday, 15 December 2003 - 8:40 AM GMT

Name: Lux
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Child: I used to freak out if I looked in the mirror too long... I thought I would see things that weren't in the real world, like in Through the Looking Glass. Also, I was afraid my face would turn into something scary, especially at night. I told my mother once and she thought it was funny and laughed at me. hmph.

Also I would feel guilty if I found one of my stuffed animals stuck between the bed and the wall... the poor things need to breathe, too.

Adult: I cannot turn off my car unless everything else is turned off first: radio, lights, heat, a/c, windshield wipers, etc.

Monday, 15 December 2003 - 12:59 PM GMT

Name: billy
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...think about it...the rats come up the u-bend (that's why you should never read on the toilet because they *will* bite your arse if you sit there too long)...the wolf comes down through the cistern - you can hear him "huffin' and puffin"' when your mum flushes the toilet...

Monday, 15 December 2003 - 4:40 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

All true. I had a crappy acid trip once where the face changed in the mirror, too - I was putting on make up and my face melted. Eeek!

Monday, 15 December 2003 - 4:42 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

All all true, except it's spiders and beetles in my knickers, and a wolf with dripping fangs under the bed.

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