Short, Sweet, Pointless

The other day I was getting ready for work, and, as part of my normal routine, I grabbed my toothbrush to polish my pearly whites. I was on a bit of autopilot as I proceeded through this task, and as I was in the process of ensuring I covered each tooth, an odd thought popped into my head: Why did I just wet my toothpaste?!

I stood there with a very inquisitive look on my face as I pondered this question. After all, wetting the toothpaste doesn’t really DO anything for it. It’s not like it’s going to suddenly get all lathery because I added a few drops of water. I believe my toothbrush produces that result. I also realized that I always run my toothbrush under the water before applying the toothpaste. Why? Does it need prepping? This whole internal conversation then set off on another tangent…what other things do I do on a regular basis that serve no purpose? I’m curious if anyone else out there does this or if I am isolated in my dampening technique. What weird, useless tasks do you do that have no apparent benefits?

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About robynthorn

Robyn Thorn is just a girl learning that she’s perfectly normal after all these years. She has been blogging for several years and can often be found singing the night away at her local karaoke establishments. Although she has no children of her own, she is Aunt Bobbyn to many. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications and finds that this fits her personality perfectly. She is a certified Zumba® instructor, an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, and holds a Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate in Speech Communications. Robyn has also been a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas since 2011. She is the author and publisher of "We're All Rubber Bands: Finding happiness with who you are."
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4 Responses to Short, Sweet, Pointless

  1. Mommala says:

    You are too funny Robyn. I do the same thing too! I don’t know why. Maybe you learned that from me. I am sure there are many things that I do that are useless but I can’t think of anything at the moment. ❤️😍🐝

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  3. Pat says:

    I believe that as long as I’m mindfull what I’m doing useless or not it doesn’t matter. It’s like thinking i’m only going to eat 1 potato chip but knowing I’m going to finish the bag, ok that was tasty…

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