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    Sometimes when I am busily listening to the radio, (for example when helping my wife in the kitchen) (usually poitics)or some fascinating debate, I suddenly say something out loud like NEVER or WHAT THE so absorbed and heated I become with the content of the debate. Then when I see my son or wife looking at me as if I'm ready for the twilight home,I quickly add (without making eye contact with them )dooby dooby dooby "Never have I" and burst into song .They are never fooled and smile at each other as if to say he's definately a bit Dolly Dimple I pretend I havent seen this and brazen it out.
    Am I going mad? is this talking to myself or just good old fashioned thinking aloud as practiced by college proffesors, librarians etc. Any of you who are also guilty please admit it now and put me out of my misery Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Yup! It happens to me all the time. However I don't sing, everyone has asked me not to for some reason.

    See you in the Twilight Zone,
    hms50

    P.S.

    I just bought a B&S gear tooth vernier from a shop in the UK. Our post office will not create an intenational money order anymore. Any idea why? My sister dosen't make meatloaf but she does have a bank account with a London bank so it should work out.
    hms

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    • #3
      I pontificate in the shower about nonsense. There, that should restore your faith in your own sanity

      Albert


      [This message has been edited by Rotate (edited 12-10-2002).]

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      • #4
        Oh no, Alistair! How long has this been going on? Have you sought professional counseling yet? Just kidding!

        I honestly can't say if I do that unintentionally or unwillfully or not.. probably I do. I certainly vocalize my thoughts at times. Almost always it's when I'm alone, and then it's done consciously. That is I purposefully choose to speak my thoughts aloud. But I know it's a common practice. I see lots of people driving vehicles (alone in their car) carrying on a long conversation, and sometimes even including hand gestures and facial expressions. It's kind of entertaining really, while stopped at a traffic signal and watching such a driver in my rear view mirror. Occasionally, when one realizes he/she is being observed, I can see an expression of embarrassment and then they'll stop their monologue.

        What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea.
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #5
          Oh no, Alistair! How long has this been going on? Have you sought professional counseling yet? Just kidding!

          I honestly can't say if I do that unintentionally or unwillfully or not.. probably I do. I certainly vocalize my thoughts at times. Almost always it's when I'm alone, and then it's done consciously. That is I purposefully choose to speak my thoughts aloud. But I know it's a common practice. I see lots of people driving vehicles (alone in their car) carrying on a long conversation, and sometimes even including hand gestures and facial expressions. It's kind of entertaining really, while stopped at a traffic signal and watching such a driver in my rear view mirror. Occasionally, when one realizes he/she is being observed, I can see an expression of embarrassment and then they'll stop their monologue.

          What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea.
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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          • #6
            How's this double posting taking place? anyway?
            Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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            • #7
              Don't talk much, but my girl frequently catches me nodding in agreement with myself, after the two of me have debated some deep issue amongst myselves. It usually indicates myone has won the debate, but we're never certain who...

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              • #8
                There's nothing at all wrong with talking to yourself; sometimes it's the only way to get an intelligent answer.
                George

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                • #9
                  Hey Alistair, since you have noticed this trait, I would be more concerned that you are going SANE - better not let too many people know that or you might get kicked off th' board.
                  Tel

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                  • #10
                    Tel Sanity is a wonderful thing (I guess) but a little of the other goes a long way to become noticed in a crowd (cheaper than designer labels).I often get strange looks from people which I thrive on been like that all my life in a crowded room, I am (despite being terribly shy) the one who will break the ice with a loudmouth remark.hevn't quite reached dropping my trousers yet but I have a friend of mine (friends since childhood) who is quite without reservation.In our local home depot I was waiting quietly at the checkout when a loud and I mean LOUDLOUD
                    shouted over SHAAAAAGER HEY SHAAAGER don't pretend you don't know me adding thats mah big pal shagger SHAAAAGER.When I finally looked over he had taken a plastic loaf of bread used by the store for display at the fitted kitchen stand and place it conveniently down the front of his trousers(thank god it was the front) and leaned backward to allow others to admire his new apendage the checkout girl(no more than about sixteen ) let him walk out with it as she was bright red in the face .I have it as a souveneir to this day.
                    hms50 email me if I can help you with your purchase I will be glad to helpin any way god bless all from The big Heeelander.
                    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                    • #11
                      I knew an old electrician who used to argue with himself quite heatedly! Sometimes he lost the argument, too.
                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • #12
                        Me and talking? I don't talk aloud, but some times I go through a "conversation" and then when I have the conversation, its like a re-run. Unfortunately, I some times can't remember if I had the conversation or not. So i just assume I have not. Been likethat all my life.

                        Wife (an ex tacher) "instructs" herself. When the problems (projects) bet tough she starts repeating instructions, step by step complete with cautions and never do this items. She also has done this as long as I have known her.

                        Point is, Alistair, if its a new thing you might worry a little, but if it is old thing- you like the rest of us aint "normal" and Thank God that you aint!!!!!
                        50 % of all people are below average!

                        ANd some times I think of old events and groan aloud,and shake my head in disbelief, heart sinks. Some times thinking of some old events, I break into sweats heart races. Its not like a so called flash back, just very intense memories. Dont bother me a bit. Better intense memories than none or taking pills to avoid emotions. Enjoy what you have.
                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          Yeah Alistair, maybe that's why I collect (& wear) hats. Turned up at the polling booth a few years back (when the republic referendum was on) wearing a crown - went over big wif the crowd. Haven't gone the loaf of bread route yet tho'
                          Tel

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                          • #14
                            Tel what you have got to realise is that you have the sophistication for such an exploit Thrud Docsteve or I would just add imperinance to the scenario as we don't have the where with all for the debackle and where are you without sophistication.A man like myself would only look silly in a crown a bit like my friend said whe he went in for a colostemy bag to be fitted he proudly showed me it proclaiming HOW WILL I GET GLOVES AND SHOES TO MATCH THIS .
                            Steve its not a worrying thing for me I don't do it often enough to worry (honest) just find it amusing also sounds as if your wife is a very thorough type to me and is probably a perfectionist by nature the good lady is to be applauded .Alistair
                            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                            • #15
                              Lynnl

                              What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea.

                              Not true if its disturbing then obviously you are thinking about it.Have a nice one and don't forget every little drop helps as the old lady said when she peed in the sea .Alistair

                              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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