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IdleHands
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24 Jul 2013, 8:00 pm

I have this on and off "habit" of putting a rubber band on my wrist. I don't go and purchase them or anything, but if I stumble upon one or one finds its way into my possession; on the wrist, every time.

I feel better when one is there.
When it breaks or I realize it's not there I get a little sad, but then I don't think about it until a rubberband appears in front of me again.

Literally, I won't look in drawers or anything like that. Has to be a random rubber band.

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Anything similar?



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24 Jul 2013, 8:15 pm

when I ride my trike I have to use a rubber band on my right leg, to keep my pant legs from getting caught in the pedal sprocket.



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24 Jul 2013, 9:44 pm

I have a ball made of rubber bands,it's about the size of a baseball.


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24 Jul 2013, 10:14 pm

^^^
save a few more and pretty soon the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota will have some competition :)



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24 Jul 2013, 10:21 pm

^^ :lol:


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24 Jul 2013, 10:24 pm

when I was ill and hospitalized last year, my older sister threw out all my rubber bands, that made me really sore. :x

but at least she never found my secret cache of reserve rubber bands just in case something should happen to the others. :lol:



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24 Jul 2013, 10:30 pm

They say that having a rubber band on your wrist makes for a good reminder. I've never tried it personally.


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24 Jul 2013, 10:32 pm

I honestly can't tell if you guys are serious or mocking me.



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24 Jul 2013, 10:42 pm

I do have a rubber band ball,and it bounces.


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24 Jul 2013, 10:47 pm

IdleHands wrote:
I honestly can't tell if you guys are serious or mocking me.


No one's mocking you. We're simply joining in on the conversation about rubber bands. 8)

I also love rubber bands as a method of keeping areas behind entertainment centers neater, as well as other areas where a lot of power and A/V cables are involved. I don't like a whole mess of cords because it gets cluttered and you can't tell what belongs to what. Most recently also because of our cat pulling stuff down by the cords.


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24 Jul 2013, 10:51 pm

IdleHands wrote:
I honestly can't tell if you guys are serious or mocking me.

I don't do mocking, that isn't my style. :hmph: you must think i'm an NT or something :hmph: :hmph:



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24 Jul 2013, 10:55 pm

I used to carry a hair band on my wrist for a while, don't really know why as I virtually never tie my hair back, but I kind of liked having it there, until one day it disappeared. Didn't really think about it much after that. These days I wear a watch 24/7, but mainly because I'm a little obsessed with time, I'm forever losing bracelets though.


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24 Jul 2013, 11:18 pm

Rubber bands are wonderful stim toys and make great improvised musical instruments


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24 Jul 2013, 11:31 pm

I remember when I was a little kid, I found some rubber bands and an unused little empty box, and I improvised a sort of musical instrument that was something like a kalimba made by a drunk. anyways, I went out to the pool and stood at the edge, plunked it and hummed along with it happily. one of the happy little memories from my childhood. :)



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24 Jul 2013, 11:52 pm

We have rubber bands all over my work! Banding the candy by twos. Banding the bags by 25. Bands on the money.... and whenever I need to open a bundle, the band goes straight to my wrist. I've ended up with 7 or 8 on my wrist at the end of a shift. Then I put them back with the new bands, so they can be reused. Everyone else just throws theirs away, and it makes me sad.