I've talked about this before, things you should wean off of at a certain age. I have to revisit this for several reasons. One, there is a new list that just came out, saying you can wear a bikini until you are 48 and a speedo until you are 26. That actually sounds reasonable to me, anything after those ages ewwww. Go ahead, read the other fun stuff CLICK HERE! Two, I have seen things the last few months that have left my jaw on the floor. Not only because I was shocked but also because I was totally disgusted. The things I am about to bring up should not be done at all for heaven's sake, regardless of age. As I have stated before, age is a state of mind. I do things like chinese fire drills in my car (holy crap is that politically correct to say that anymore) with my children that I should not be doing at 40-something. But I don't care! It's fun, they laugh, and life is too short. But the following are just offensive.
There are dentist who stress to floss once a day and to get it in whenever and wherever you can. I say NO NO NO! Freestyle flossing is just nasty! Now that they have combined a toothpick style tool with string floss... common courtesy of when not to floss has crossed the courtesy barrier. This is a constant fight with a member of my family. My husband loves to floss he does it several times a day. Dentists even say to pass the time watching TV. I draw the line at flossing in our bed at night watching TV. I'm gagging as I type! This is wrong on so many levels even though dentists say yes! I know this freestyle flossing is becoming the norm through-out society because I see those angled flosser tools everywhere! On a bench outside a coffee shop. On the floor by the gas pump at the gas station. Particles are flying so just stop it! I'm sorry this is a bathroom ONLY event. Not up for discussion!
Earthing is a touchy one. What is earthing you ask? Walking barefoot, or specifically walking barefoot on any natural surface. There are quite a few studies that have proven that walking barefoot is really healthy. I walk barefoot at home or on my deck, at a pool or on the beach. But walking across the street and into your neighbors house barefoot. Nope! Once you stop doing play dates you should not walk over to your neighbors house barefooted. A mid-life adult needs to keep their shoes on when entering another home, on an airplane, or out in public in general. I know some people ask you to take shoes off. Okay maybe, if socks are on. But the hygiene issue of walking barefoot on floors where one is not aware of their cleaning practices puts me over the edge. Maybe this is just my phobia/problem? I vote shoes on.
Obviously I could go through quite a list of you should never... but it's all subjective. So lastly, hang on to the wrapper when you are finished with your gum. Be a grown up and throw your gum in the trash for pete's sake! Dont's stick it on the soap dish in the shower, don't put it on the side of your plate for re-chew purposes. GEEZ NO! If it has to leave your mouth, you are done with the gum! And guess what? Gum sticks and no one wants to scrape it out of the trash either. Put that gum in paper before you throw it away!
Are there other actions that people feel are okay? You see them do something and you think... You've got to be joking! Please do tell.
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