Unusual or Strange Habits

bill.aam

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I have two that date back to my days in the military. One is I still "field strip" my cigarettes and put the butt in my pocket. (much to the annoyance of the wife, finding cigarette butts in the washer and or dryer, as I often forget to remove them prior to laundry day) I also still line up my “gig line”, these have both become second nature, even though I’ve been retired since ’95.

I was just wondering if anyone else had any unusual or strange habits.
 

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Two questions s.v.p..............
1 - What the heck is a " gig line " ?
2 - If you didn't like filtered fags why wouldn't you just buy unfiltered ones?

My quirk.............
The food on my plate must be dished out by me and it has to be in it's proper and rightful position. If it comes to me in a restaurant and it's out of position I rearrange it.
 

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Wimpy369 said:
Two questions s.v.p..............
1 - What the heck is a " gig line " ?
2 - If you didn't like filtered fags why wouldn't you just buy unfiltered ones?

My quirk.............
The food on my plate must be dished out by me and it has to be in it's proper and rightful position. If it comes to me in a restaurant and it's out of position I rearrange it.

" gig line " = An imaginary line running down the front of a uniform formed by the edges of the pant's fly placket, right belt buckle edge and the shirt button placket. The significance of the "gig line" is that all parts of it be in-line for inspections

"field strip" = This involves stubbing out the cigarette and knocking out all loose tobacco and paper.

I liked the filtered ones.. But I don't throw the butts on the ground, I stub out the cigarette, remove all loose tabacco and put the butt in my pocket.. (y)


I have a friend that does the same as you with his food, but he won't eat anything thats touched something else on his plate.. :rolleyes:
 
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I'm forwarding this to my wife...

Perhaps she'll have some compassion for me when the laundry gets done and she finds a pack's worth of filters in various pockets :D
 
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bill.aam said:
liked the filtered ones.. But I don't throw the butts on the ground, I stub out the cigarette, remove all loose tabacco and put the butt in my pocket.. (y)
I think that's very nice of you not to litter :)

I know I have many quirks, but since no one is here to remind me of what they are, I'll just say "None" :p
 

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bill.aam said:
" gig line " = An imaginary line running down the front of a uniform formed by the edges of the pant's fly placket, right belt buckle edge and the shirt button placket. The significance of the "gig line" is that all parts of it be in-line for inspections

"field strip" = This involves stubbing out the cigarette and knocking out all loose tobacco and paper.

I liked the filtered ones.. But I don't throw the butts on the ground, I stub out the cigarette, remove all loose tabacco and put the butt in my pocket.. (y)
Got it now...thanks.


bill.aam said:
I have a friend that does the same as you with his food, but he won't eat anything thats touched something else on his plate.. :rolleyes:
I'm not quite that bad with one exception. Under no circumstances can mustard touch cheese.:eek: The more I think about it the more I realize I should see a shrink about it. Then again, I've made it this far and it works so " if it aint broke don't fix it".
 

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Wimpy369 said:
I'm not quite that bad with one exception. Under no circumstances can mustard touch cheese.:eek: The more I think about it the more I realize I should see a shrink about it. Then again, I've made it this far and it works so " if it aint broke don't fix it".
That sounds broke to me... :D
 

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MNG0304 said:
I'm forwarding this to my wife...

Perhaps she'll have some compassion for me when the laundry gets done and she finds a pack's worth of filters in various pockets :D
It's good to see I'm not alone with the cigarettes butts in the pockets.. :D
 
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My goodness, bill.aam, I remember dear old dad telling me about field stripping a cigarette during the big one (WWII). I'd forgotten all about that.
 

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I just find the above reassuring in that there still some other smokers out there:D

I'm a roll-up man and for 15 years or so have only used Rizla liquorice papers.
 
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Just throwing this out there for you butt pocketers! :) Go to www.smokerservice.com and sign up to receive thier coupons via snail mail.. When they send the coupons they will also put in a postcard to receive a free portable litter device.. It is a little portable ashtray that hold four butts until you get to a trash can and it comes with a handy dandy holder and belt clip! I ordered one from my brother's coupon to give to a friend of mine!

It looks like this one that someone sold on ebay!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...088298&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX
 
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bill.aam said:
I have a friend that does the same as you with his food, but he won't eat anything thats touched something else on his plate.. :rolleyes:
I do that :eek: I'll still eat it if it's touching something else but I have to move it first and make sure there is plenty of space between my food.
 

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After reading some of the posts here I have concluded I don't need to go to the screw factory and get re-threaded. The best part of it is I'm not alone anymore and don't have to hide any of my ( no longer strange ) habits. I feel like a large weight has been lifted.
 
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bill.aam said:
" gig line " = An imaginary line running down the front of a uniform formed by the edges of the pant's fly placket, right belt buckle edge and the shirt button placket. The significance of the "gig line" is that all parts of it be in-line for inspections
Well you don't have to be in the military to do a gig line. It of course helps if your father was and he inspected you every time you went out. I gig line to this day.
 

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My quirk (probably one of many) is that if I'm doing something at work that I really need to concentrate on, or if I'm talking to somebody, I'll pull a strip a tape from the tape dispenser and wrap it around my finger for awhile and then I'll sort of absent-mindedly flatten it on my desk. I wasn't aware how much I did this until the other day when I decided to really clean the top of my desk with Lysol wipes and I kept running across all these strips of tape stuck to it. Since the tape is clear, I never really noticed it. :eek:
 

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