Monday, 18 January 2010

A BAD HABIT TO BREAK . . .

Hi

My name is Paula and I am . . .

. . . a pen-chewer.

(EWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!)

I know, I KNOW! It's kinda disgusting. I can't help it though!

Give me a new pen and within a day or two the end of it is utterly mangled by my teeth. The thing is, I don't even realise I'm DOING it most of the time!

It's so bad that my boss actually sent me an email the other day politely asking me to stop because the noise was distracting him!!!

Yep, not only do I have this gross habit, I can't even do it quietly!!!

Even after I was told to stop it, I kept doing it again unconsciously, realising it and dropping the pen, looking around self-consciously to see if anyone had noticed.

It's definitely my worst bad habit. I know that for a fact.


Bad habits? Anyone? Feel free to share . . . :)

30 comments:

  1. biting my nails!! i really have to stop.

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  2. I'm a nail biter and I can't even pretend I'm going to stop!

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  3. I once read somewhere that pen chewing suggests insecurity and a regression to the childhood state of mind, the idea hinging from the observation that young children experience the world through their mouths (kids chew their hands, put everything they can in there, etc). Probably Freudian nonsense ;)

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  4. I chew the shit out of straws. Like.. I won't stop until I've mangled them into a pulp. I'm pretty sure I don't even stop when I can't get any more drink through them.. I just straighten it out through my teeth and start all over again.
    It's terrible.

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  5. I'm reading this just after seeing the 'Realising you've borrowed the pen you're chewing' fan page on Facebook!

    I don't chew pens but I do put them in my mouth.

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  6. Such a bad nail biter :( It's terrible how bad I want to stop but can't! I also tend to blow bubbles when I have gum lol, not the big bubbles, the little obnoxious ones ;)

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  7. I'm really messy. Is that a bad habit?

    I chew on my sleeves! Only hoodies and it's not noticable but I wish I could stop it.

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  8. Messiness, nail biting and probably numerous others. I have many vices :/

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  9. snapping my chewing gum...i know i'm so annoying!

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  10. Mine is nail biting. I'm slowly getting over that though!

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  11. I murder children, but only the ones that deserve it.

    On a lighter front, I pick at my nails. I guess that's better than biting them.

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  12. I like to dutch oven my boyfriend in bed. Classy, I know.

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  13. I fidget uncontrollably sometimes - if I'm wearing a ring, I'll twist it around my finger. If I'm wearing a necklace, I play with it constantly. I tap my feet, click my pen, pop my knuckles... and just generally can't sit still.

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  14. Not sitting still for a moment. I always have to be fidgeting.

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  15. I put pens in my mouth but don't chew them.

    And I do get a bit OCD over the most ridiculous things. The rest of the place can be a total mess, but God help anyone that puts something seemingly insignificant out of place!

    I probably have more I don't know about... lol

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  16. I drive too quickly, that is by far my worst habit.

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  17. Hehe, I do this sometimes when I'm nervous.

    I most shake my leg as a bad habit..it's super annoying. Very jittery and impatient, I am.

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  18. i crack knuckles...my boss looks at me everytime i do it and chuckles, because instantly my hands drop...i dont even realise that im doing it alot of the time...hehe

    then there is my knee...which i cant help...doesnt help that you can hear the crack at the end of the room lol

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  19. I also chew straws unconsciously.. and if i forget to take them out of my mouth when i answer the phone..it gets embarrassing..

    that i should probably stop...because ive nearly choked on a couple lol

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  20. I crack my knuckles.

    I smoke.

    I drink too much.
    They're mine.

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  21. I'm always playing with my nose (not good for bacterias I know)

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  22. I have no bad habits. I'm perfect. Haven't you heard? No, but I honestly can't think of any. Oh wait! When people ask me how I'm doing, I will often answer, but then not ask them how they're doing. I don't mean to.

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  23. maybe P you should try eating gum? I wouldn't want the pen to explode on your mouth. I have a bad habit of running my hands through my hair. When I'm bald one day I'll realize how stupid it is =P. I also crack my knuckles all the time. =P

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  24. Oh my gosh I am the biggest pen chewer ever!!! My boss just today gave me a rubber pen as a joke!! I'm glad I'm not the only one!! I also like straws, bottle caps, and the little plastic thingies on shoelaces and zippers! I'm disgusting!! Sometimes I'll realize I have plastic in my mouth and have no idea where it came from!

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  25. I read an interesting paper recently that said pen chewing is a sign of latent lesbianism. You should contact me for details and we could explore it further. Oh shit, I'm so transparent...

    I used to smoke, don't now. I used to drink, don't now. I used to bite my nails, don't now. Like Perp I'm a speed addict but keep it under control. However my problem is that I am a rabid prevaricator. I should be doing a thing but instead I'd rather be reading and commenting on blogs...

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  26. oh wow. Plenty to sift through. I am always picking at my fingers/nails..

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  27. I used to chew on pens too. Until I caught my boss using my pen and then I just picture his dirty gross cigarette smelling hands on my pen and it goes nowhere near my mouth now. :)

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  28. Oh, dude, I'm a serious pen-chewer too! I'll chew pretty much anything, actually. Especially with the aporkalypse paranoia, I've tried to break myself of the habit of putting random stuff in my mouth, but I've been doing it for too many years to stop!

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  29. I have destroyed so many pens in my life that I'm sure Bic are going to send me a thank you check sometime soon.

    I also drum on tables, constantly, without rhythm. People love it.

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  30. Besides rampant drug use and alcoholism? My worst habit is probably blurting out random things at sometimes inappropriate times. Now that I think of it they may all be related. Hmmm, thought provoking.

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