Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shotgun Syndrome

There are times when I'm sitting at the dinner table and there are people who eat SO fast, that subconsciously I automatically start to speed up. It's as if there's this hidden feeling that unless I rush, I won't have any food to eat as they'll have wolfed it all up. I actually sometimes stop and think to myself "What am I doing? Why am I rushing to grab stuff and put it on my plate as if it were a race?!"

Similarly, this whole "SHOTGUN" syndrome when commenting on posts is driving me nuts. What's up with that? Who started it? And who cares if you're the first or 47th person to comment? Your comment will still be read! The problem is, as more and more people started doing it, I found myself rushing in this shotgun race and I'm totally out of control now! :/

9 comments:

MSB said...

i'm shotgunning my own post so that no one else does. that would be totally inappropriate, considering my topic!! =)

N.A. said...

Heh, I don't understand that SG phenomena either.

And I never did understand why some race to the table as if the food is going to run up. It's funny seeing them especially at weddings, heh.


Lovely new layout! =D

MSB said...

n.a.: akrah shay when u find urself sucked into the race when u have no clue why there's a race to begin with! =)

thank u!!! =D

fractal00 said...

So queen shotgun is asking this Question .. your Queen shotgun you should know!!!

istas said...

Lol MSB you have to eat with me! People start on dessert and I’m still on starters... I’m the slowest eater ever...

As for the shotgun thing... can u believe that I didn’t know that u meant ur shot gunning the first comment... I thought u were shot gunning the content of the post... and I would think... wow this MSB has a lot in common with a lot of bloggers... I’m blondish did I tell you?

Flamingoliya said...

racing in comments? hmmm i never noticed that!
i guess i don't have that syndrome :P

MiYaFuSHi said...

SG annoys me!

Sever said...

People are funny creatures. Yes? :)

MSB said...

fractal: i've retired!

istas: eating slow is the better way to eat! then again, you're the health 'addict' (i won't use the word you used!) ;) haha u took shotgun in a different sense! =) glad it's clear now. no, not shot gunning the content!

flamingoliya: it's all over the place.. ur lucky u havent come across it..

miyafushi: me too.. and it annoyed me even worse when i started doing it! it's over now though =)

sever: but u gotta love 'em! ;)