Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Random Wednesday

I hate talking on the phone. I do nothing but talk on
the phone at work, and that has been my job for the past
10 years or so. I spend between 1500 and 1800 hours
on the phone every year for work alone, and let me tell
you, it is not just time spent exchanging pleasantries.

I am not a cell phone hound, and I never answer the phone
when I am at home.
Unless either someone has died, or I have won the lottery,
don't call me.
I love the smell of 2-stroke engine exhaust...the kind
of engines on many motorcycles, motorboats, minibikes...
it reminds me of fun things like camping and fishing.
Luckily, I have never used a 2-stroke lawnmower, so these
memories are not corrupted.

Diesel is ok too, if not too concentrated or dirty. It
reminds me of many carnivals and amusement parks I have
gone to when I was younger, they always used diesel engines
to power these rides.

Peace be with you.


  1. I hate talking on the phone too. Actually, I don't have a phone. I lost one and the other broke!

  2. I hate to say this, but I really like the smell of diesel! It reminds me of Greyhound busses and all the romance and glamour I used to associate with them.

    You think I am kidding? Alas, no.

  3. See, Ms A...BB likes diesel too!
    Sorry about your phone, Mr. Stupid, maybe you left it on the moon?

  4. I hate talking on my cell phone only. LOL!
    Hope you're having a great day, Joe.
    B :)

  5. Hmmm... agree with you on the phone thing... the gas? You're just weird. ;)

  6. The phone is ringing right now and I'll be damned dif I will get up and answer it. Hate it!

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  8. I couldn't agree with you more! I hate talking on the phone!

    The smell of diesel reminds me of southeast asia

  9. I'm with you on the phone thing Joe, I can't believe how many people are walking around with a cell phone stuck to their ear, I'm not one of them.

    The two stroke engine smell I can relate to, fishing and biking are the memories there :)

  10. I didn't hate talking on the phone, but I hate someone who didn't answer my phone call...haha..
    Thanks Joe for a very interesting post!!


  11. I hear you, Joe, on the phone thing. I've never really having conversations on the phone--not seeing the person's face when he/she talks makes me go nuts. I never know if the person is kidding, or serious, or sarcastic! And besides, I can't recognize anyone on the phone. Every voice sounds the same to me ;) I only use my cell for emergencies too!

  12. i hate the phone more than you Joe! I never answer...always screen my calls and feel that when people call they want something from you. I actually feel dread when I hear ring ring ring...especially at night. some people take it as rudeness but I feel strongly that is self preservation. Oh...and like you...I love the smell of gasoline. One of my little quirks!!!