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« on: October 05, 2008, 09:43:39 AM »

Sometimes I think I am going loopy and insane. Sometimes when people talk to me my mind wanders, although I am completely listening to them. I think of stupid things like, "I wonder how they would react if I slapped them in the face?"
Not that I would do that! But it's craziness. or "I wonder what they would think if I threw this coffee all over the table?" I would never react on these thoughts, but why on earth are they there! lol. Please someone else tell me they do things like this because my family is laughing at me Smiley I don't do it every day, maybe once every few months.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 09:53:06 AM »

I do not think it is crazy as long as one does not actually carry out what one is thinking. This happens to me all the time.

The other day i was talking to my boss and i just suddenly wondered what she would do if i grabbed hold of her and kissed her. I also wondered what the warehouseman would do if i burnt his Liverpool shirt.

If you are mad, then i am too, but i think it is human nature.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 09:59:02 AM »

Is this why you chose lostinidlewonder as your forum name?

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 01:43:08 PM »

I do that as well though, sometimes mine are more decidedly dangerous. I was on a bridge overlooking an attraction on holidays and got a sudden urge to jump! It wasn't like it was suicidal or anything, just some kind of irresistable curiosity. "Wonder what it would be like to jump off this bridge?" Very unsettling.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008, 02:32:49 PM »

I don't get curious that I'd want to do something like that, but I do get these weird "worst case scenarios". For any situation, I can think of the worst that may happen and I don't say anything about it. Not that I'm paranoid. Usually I just get it off my head ASAP, but it is funny when those things don't happen (they never did), yeah it's nice to be a pessimist sometimes. Either you're right or you get a pleasant surprise.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008, 10:47:20 PM »

hahah, I like the "how would they react if I slapped them in the face" Grin

I've had the same as Morningstar, out of a 3rd story window - not so tall to be certain death, but I just wondered what would happen, would I be able to land and be alright, or maybe hurt my legs really bad?

It's occurred while driving that I could just tilt the wheel towards all the oncoming traffic and there would be a great mess.

Once I was in the garage with an axe in my hand, somebody was walking ahead of me and I thought "I could just bury this axe in the back of his head".  Of course I didn't, I'm nice like that.

I wonder if it's the same thought process that leads the crazies to do crazy things, they just don't have that jimney cricket to stop it.  I just read a story about a kid killing zoo animals: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7649876.stm
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 05:09:07 AM »

Is this why you chose lostinidlewonder as your forum name?
I don't know why my forum name is this, it came out pretty randomly but seems to reflect what I am like, I do like to get lost in my thoughts and others. Lost, I guess is not so much in the confused, cold and frightened respect, but rather like.. lost in your deep eyes type of lost... lol Smiley


Thank goodness I'm not the only one who thinks random thoughts Smiley I guess many people have inferior thoughts, but we don't act on it. I'm happy I have the "jiminy cricket"  to stop it Smiley

I had a schizophrenic (not that I knew at the time) and his girlfriend live with me since they had no place to live, just until they found a place of their own. And for some crazy reason after a few weeks the guy said, I have to leave my father has been killed in a car accident. It was horrifying! He even had phone calls from his relatives giving condolences. Funny enough when I decided to ring the family to pay my respects (even though I didn't know them) his father answered the phone and said, "No, I'm still alive.". It was amusing, but also very disturbing to realize that this guy had pretend phone calls he believed where real!

I also think about those worse case situations. I guess it is to protect us from, or prepare us for the worst. I had strange thinking when it comes to heights. Not that I am as scared as some people who cannot move when they are in high places, but my mind is on overload, about what happens if I look over the edge here, the railing will break and we all will fall over the edge! It's going to happen!!! WATCH OUT!!!! Then I see people going to the edge to look over and I'm thinking, your going to kill us all! Of course these are irrational thoughts, but they invade the mind for brief uncomfortable moments.

Whenever I am in very formal situations or meeting "important" people, my mind goes into this comic type thinking. Just how funny it would be to have a food fight in this restaurant. Food in the hair of this old lady and in the eye of another Wink Maybe I should stop watching those "pie in face" type videos.

When at the checkout in shopping centers I wonder, what happens if I throw this money at them, and in their face... Why always in their face? lol Probably because I can imagine how they would flinch.

When I listen to presentations sometimes I catch myself thinking how funny it would be to rugby tackle the whiteboard marker from this person and scribble over everything, or overtake their power point presentation. When people do power point presentations you know I have this irrational fear that they are about to change screen and we are going to see a naked picture of them, or another comprimizing situation.



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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 02:17:57 PM »

I get some pretty crazy thoughts, too.  Yes, sometimes it has to do directly with other people, and I will admit, on occasion, in the middle of whatever circumstances, I have thought of doing or saying something that seems supremely funny to me for whatever the situation is at hand... and this has sometimes led to uncontrollable outward giggling (becoming absolutely besides myself with it).  I have actually upset people with this sometimes, because it's unbelievably impossible to explain what in the world is making me laugh.  Ooopsies  Embarrassed.

My latest crazy thoughts though are a bit different.  Talk about needing to strangle them with both hands, stifle them, and fight urges  Wink (though they don't involve hurting other people).
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 04:59:31 PM »

Ooh, gigglefits, love 'em!  I once saw an emu that looked like someone I know would look if she had a bad hair day.  The lady was thin, lifted her head very high and looked about imperiously, like the emu.  So right after getting this impression, I meet up with the lady, she's looking about her imperiously, emu-like - and darned if she wasn't wearing a cap that said "bad hair day".  So I'm seeing this emu chatting with me.  The worst was that she was telling me a very sad story and I had to stifle giggles.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 07:03:30 PM »

Would be fun if someone went through with compulsive thoughts on a larger scale. I usually keep thinking how it would be if they ended a really costy blockbuster Bruckenheimer movie or the likes with an anti climax and all expectations of drama left out...
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 02:22:07 AM »

That sounds kind of scary.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 06:51:02 AM »

Would be fun if someone went through with compulsive thoughts on a larger scale. I usually keep thinking how it would be if they ended a really costy blockbuster Bruckenheimer movie or the likes with an anti climax and all expectations of drama left out...
That would be absolutely terrifying. How could you even think that?! lol
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