I know I should obey the rules of this world. However, there are several things I am constantly trying to do or not do even though I know I am or am not supposed to!
Let’s take a look at them and see if we can figure our WHY I like trying to break these rules:
1. Eating dessert before dinner
Growing up, my mom always told me that in order to have dessert; I had to eat my dinner first. My guess is because she wanted me to fill up on healthy foods and not sugar loaded sweets.
As an adult, I will often eat a cookie before dinner. I have also been known to go out to dinner and have just dessert and no meal!
I often wonder if I do this just because I can as an adult or if it is because I enjoy the taste of the sweets better. I think it is a combination of the two, really.
2. Going over the speed limit
I do not have the lead foot that I had as a teenager but, for some reason I like to go at least 3 or 4 miles over the speed limit when I am driving.
My thoughts are that I do this because I will get to my destination faster. But, how much faster will that really get me across town?
3. Putting up my Christmas tree in early November
I know there is no LAW so to speak that says I cannot do this. However, most people put up their Christmas tree sometime after Thanksgiving.
If I mention to someone that I have done this, I often got the response, “It’s too early to put up the Christmas tree”. So, I do it and don’t tell anyone!
4. Talking in class
I often take continuing education classes and I ALWAYS am enticed to talk as the instructor is talking!
I did it as a child in school and I still tend to do it now. Why is it that we feel the need to talk when someone else is speaking? We know it’s wrong, because we at least have the courtesy to whisper!
5. Using the blinker
Our cars have a blinker for a reason. I often find myself merging or turning without using mine!
It’s not like it takes an excessive amount of energy to hit the stick. I guess it just boils down to having control. You know, the no one can MAKE me do it, kind of attitude.