this and then that

We’re all routine oriented in some way. You may not even realize it, but we often always do one thing before another in a sequence of events, even if reversing the order would not realllly affect the action’s outcome.  Does that make sense?  

Today I woke up and thought about this.  And then I wrote this list:

-Put on the peanut butter before the jelly. (Do you know that like…97% of people put peanut butter on bread before the jelly? Yeah.  If they were called “jelly and peanut butter sandwiches,” maybe it’d be different. Now, I’m retraining myself to be a jelly-first kind of person.  To be in that 3%. Of course).  

-Soap up the body, then wash the hair. (Shampoo never comes first).

-Socks on before pants.  (It’s funny looking at yourself in the mirror in underwear and socks. Try it).

-Milk and sugar goes in the mug before the coffee.  (Apparently pouring hot coffee into milk makes the milk stay warm.  I don’t remember who told me this.  But whenever I “hear” these things, I assume they’re true).

-Find music to listen to on my ipod before turning on the car. (Can’t waste gas!)

-Drink coffee before brushing teeth. (Who wants mint-flavored coffee?)

Try on clothes before looking at the price tag.  (This is dangerous).

Jump in the ocean before feeling the temperature.  (This is vital).

Withdraw money from the ATM before checking my balance.  (Seriously, who does it the other way around?  Why do ATM’s even make this an option? To depress people more than they already are?  Sheesh). 


In other news, read this comic from The Oatmeal. (It is super lol). 

About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on June 27, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Rich Ruh, your engineer-cousin

    Ah, but you see, jelly has to be refrigerated and peanut butter does not… So if you use the same knife, and do the jelly first, you’ll get some jelly residue in your unrefrigerated peanut butter jar. Gross!

  2. Point well taken, yet……I STILL think if they were called J n PB’s, we’d be doing it the other way around !!

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