Well, I Never…
There are so many lists out there dealing with resolutions of sorts these days: Buckets, Blessings, Brags, and I toss out my own B.I.G. (“Before I Get–too old, too lazy, too nervous…)
I think I’m on to a new kind of list. Instead of a wish list or a hopeful list or even a done it list, I’m starting a “Well, I Never and Glad of It List.”
Truthfully, aren’t there some things you’ve never done, and you are glad you haven’t?
Here are a couple of starters for me:
- I have never had a cup of coffee.
- I have never read or watched Harry Potter.
- I have never Twittered or Instagrammed.
- I have never been inked.
The first admission is usually met with surprise or doubt and sometimes an offer to buy me a cup of java.
The second one is met with shock, and once with outrage. Devotees can be so sensitive.
The third often involves a knowing nod and camaraderie, or a puzzled concern, as if the person is in the company of a technological dinosaur.
The fourth is tricky as it involves which age group I’m talking to, since tattoos are seen differently by different generations.
Of course there are some “Well, I nevers” I shall never contemplate:
- Swimming with sharks.
- Staying in an ice hotel. So–do you have a couple of “Well, I nevers” to share?