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Verbiage: Finished a cotton ball

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 6

I finished a cotton ball.

How often do we finish things? Bars of soap go somewhat often. They pretty much get thin and brittle and eventually break up and go down the drain. Even shampoo bottles are not too uncommon to go empty. The toothpaste tube, however, is different. It takes longer. When no more toothpaste can be squeezed out of the rolled and flattened tube, i feel a sense of pride. Not so the disposable pen. They just seem to get lost or break before the end.

I finished a cotton ball.

How often do we finish things? Bars of soap go somewhat often. They pretty much get thin and brittle and eventually break up and go down the drain. Even shampoo bottles are not too uncommon to go empty. The toothpaste tube, however, is different. It takes longer. When no more toothpaste can be squeezed out of the rolled and flattened tube, i feel a sense of pride. Not so the disposable pen. They just seem to get lost or break before the end.

Every Friday i light candles for the Sabbath. The light consists of a small glass dish filled with olive oil, a coated cardboard floater, and two cotton wicks. The floaters come from a set of floaters and wax-covered wicks. On Hanukah i prefer to use no wax, so i just do that the rest of the year too. It's a strange form of fun to make my own wicks.

The wicks are made from a cotton ball. One small ball lasts many weeks. Must be a few months at least. The bag of 300 cotton balls is one i've had for years now, used on Hanukah, the Sabbath, and other times i need to light. The bag is hardly used. But last week, I finished a cotton ball. Today, i had the great satisfaction of going to the bag and getting a new one.

Perhaps one day i will finish the disposable pen. For now, my pride comes from a cotton ball.

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You need to change writing instruments (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 11 years ago | (#6767183)

For excessive torture, stop using pens and change to a keyboard. I don't know of anyone who's finished a keyboard yet!

For more satisfaction, use pencils. I've been sharpening this one pencil for about 3 months now and am down to the point where I need to use a knife to sharpen it instead of a pencil sharpener. I've already finished the eraser, and am almost done with the lead.

Simple pleasures for simple people.

Re:You need to change writing instruments (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6767383)

I've been sharpening this one pencil for about 3 months now and am down to the point where I need to use a knife to sharpen it instead of a pencil sharpener.

Kewl. :)

Re:You need to change writing instruments (1)

daoine (123140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6768209)

I don't know of anyone who's finished a keyboard yet!

You obviously haven't met my boss. Not only did he finish the keyboard, he finished the wall with it.

Re:You need to change writing instruments (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6768418)

Must be my mood. I just found that to be *very* funny. :)

I do finish a lot of things. (1)

sebi (152185) | more than 11 years ago | (#6768229)

Do packets of cigarettes count? Because I can finish two of them on really good days. Back when I still had a Zippo I was always strangely satisfied when I emptied a bottle of lighter fluid. It is kind of hard to finish disposables, because they always get stolen or lost. I don't know why it feels good to have certain things in stock, but it does. Even though they are just lying around and would be just as happy in a shop. I blame human weirdness. So maybe the people that are always prepared for possible catastrophes simply get a kick out of that little feeling. I hardly ever finish video games, but that is a different story...

Lama ata FOE sheli? Ani meod ne'elavti! (1)

NaveWeiss (567082) | more than 11 years ago | (#6772701)

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