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Today's Strong Words


#1

Did anyone else flash on the Seinfeld episode where Kramer is explaining marriage, I believe, to Jerry.

Kramer: You know what you do? You talk about your day. How was your day today? I don't know, how was your day!

OHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!


#2

"It's sad, Jerry. It's a sad state of affairs."
"I'm glad we had this talk."
"Oh, you have no idea."

Seinfeld is the best.


#3

I don't like talking while I eat. It irritates me. Small talk also irritates me and only serves the purpose of making the person you are with feel better about existing. I like jokes and all of that, but basic, "how's the weather" bullshit gets on my nerves. I also don't want to discuss much when I am focused on getting down a pound of beef before my appetite gives out. There are of course exceptions to this, but genrally, if the goal is food intake, all else is extra unnecesary shit.


#4

Are you a fast eater? After lifting and such I make myself a good meal and I don't want to say I wolf it down, but I am pretty much all business. I like the TV. I don't have to talk back to it.


#5

My girlfriend gives me shit about not talking when I'm eating all the time. And I remember when I was my dad getting shit from my mom for not talking.


#6

I'm actually not a fast eater. I have had to train myself to eat faster because I can get more food down. I just don't like extensive conversation when I am eating, mostly because, unlike most people, I am not just eating for pleasure.

I know I need to get more food down to grow so someone holding a conversation taken me away from that goal bothers me. Of course, if I was on a date or something, I would have a different mindset.

However, if it is lunch at work, I would rather be watching tv or something else so I don't have to give a lecture in between bites.