13 votes

Tell us the most uninteresting thing you did today!

I'll start: I have two keys in my keychain that look exactly the same. I always pick the wrong one. Today I rearranged my keys to prevent that from happening.

39 comments

  1. Adys
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    I corrected someone on the internet. Over telemetry no less.

    I corrected someone on the internet.

    Over telemetry no less.

    11 votes
  2. [5]
    nacho
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    I sat in the same meeting from 9 am to 3 pm.

    I sat in the same meeting from 9 am to 3 pm.

    9 votes
    1. [3]
      SUD0
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      Oh my, what was that meeting for?

      Oh my, what was that meeting for?

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        nacho
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        It was a leadership meeting. I was there to be on hand if anyone had questions about anything in my area. They didn't. Lunch was brought, snacks delivered etc. so we could all "be useful" for the...

        It was a leadership meeting. I was there to be on hand if anyone had questions about anything in my area. They didn't.

        Lunch was brought, snacks delivered etc. so we could all "be useful" for the entire duration.

        7 votes
        1. zara
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          Were you "useful"?

          Were you "useful"?

          1 vote
    2. Staross
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      Fuck that, I already want to kill myself after a 2h meeting.

      Fuck that, I already want to kill myself after a 2h meeting.

      2 votes
  3. [5]
    Weldawadyathink
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    I found and setup my radio to scan police and fire frequencies to keep up with the Kincade fires in Sonoma County. I think I'm going to get my ham license after this shitshow has passed.

    I found and setup my radio to scan police and fire frequencies to keep up with the Kincade fires in Sonoma County. I think I'm going to get my ham license after this shitshow has passed.

    6 votes
    1. [4]
      JakeTheDog
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      That is not uninteresting!

      That is not uninteresting!

      8 votes
      1. [3]
        Weldawadyathink
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        Oops. I thought it was "interesting". I blame lack of sleep. Well, I'm hanging out all day at work trying not to fall asleep. That should count as uninteresting.

        Oops. I thought it was "interesting". I blame lack of sleep.

        Well, I'm hanging out all day at work trying not to fall asleep. That should count as uninteresting.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          JakeTheDog
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          Yea, I was about to question what your daily life was like. Could easily be 007...

          Yea, I was about to question what your daily life was like. Could easily be 007...

          2 votes
          1. Weldawadyathink
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            Shhh! You're gunna blow my cover ;) I guess I could argue that setting up the scanner itself wasn't all that interesting. I already had it programmed, so I just had to charge it and turn it on.

            Shhh! You're gunna blow my cover ;)

            I guess I could argue that setting up the scanner itself wasn't all that interesting. I already had it programmed, so I just had to charge it and turn it on.

            2 votes
  4. [3]
    CALICO
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    I plucked a grey hair from my beard. too young for this shit

    I plucked a grey hair from my beard.
    too young for this shit

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      AnthonyB
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      How old are you, if I may ask. I'm 30 and juuust got to the point where i can grow a respectable beard, but the greys are everywhere!

      How old are you, if I may ask. I'm 30 and juuust got to the point where i can grow a respectable beard, but the greys are everywhere!

      2 votes
      1. CALICO
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        Late-20's. Thankfully I've been able to grow a respectable lumberjack beard for a couple years, which will be handy as my hair continues to fall out.

        Late-20's. Thankfully I've been able to grow a respectable lumberjack beard for a couple years, which will be handy as my hair continues to fall out.

        3 votes
  5. Data
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    I reset a users password.

    I reset a users password.

    6 votes
  6. [3]
    patience_limited
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    I dusted 100+ pieces of donated furniture at the local Habitat for Humanity store yesterday, perfect work for the noob volunteer.

    I dusted 100+ pieces of donated furniture at the local Habitat for Humanity store yesterday, perfect work for the noob volunteer.

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      Douglas
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      Now that's honest work!

      Now that's honest work!

      1 vote
      1. patience_limited
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        Honestly, dusting is a perfect Zen meditation activity. It's not quite mindless, but so dull and requires such steady, untaxing physicality that you could use dusting as a means to program cultists.

        Honestly, dusting is a perfect Zen meditation activity. It's not quite mindless, but so dull and requires such steady, untaxing physicality that you could use dusting as a means to program cultists.

        1 vote
  7. [4]
    Alfred
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    I lost my pocket chapstick and opened the one I keep in my bag for when I lose the one I keep in my pocket.

    I lost my pocket chapstick and opened the one I keep in my bag for when I lose the one I keep in my pocket.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      reese
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      I lose my chapstick all the time and I'm getting sick of it. I need to clip it to my keys or something. This might work.

      I lose my chapstick all the time and I'm getting sick of it. I need to clip it to my keys or something. This might work.

      2 votes
      1. ThyMrMan
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        Oh wow, never knew this thing existed. I've always just kept in next to my wallet and check it periodically throughout the day to make sure it hasn't done a vanishing act and disappeared. Though...

        Oh wow, never knew this thing existed. I've always just kept in next to my wallet and check it periodically throughout the day to make sure it hasn't done a vanishing act and disappeared. Though don't know if I want something else on my keychain, kinda like it being super empty with like 4 keys total.

        1 vote
      2. Alfred
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        That's an interesting little thing. At this point I'm 50/50 lose a chapstick vs keep it all the way through, though, so I'm gonna keep trying to perfect my system without buying yet another thing

        That's an interesting little thing. At this point I'm 50/50 lose a chapstick vs keep it all the way through, though, so I'm gonna keep trying to perfect my system without buying yet another thing

  8. Tlon_Uqbar
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    I spent half an hour archiving old work on my office computer.

    I spent half an hour archiving old work on my office computer.

    4 votes
  9. euphoria066
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    I rearranged the app icons on my phone home screens!

    I rearranged the app icons on my phone home screens!

    4 votes
  10. [3]
    ThyMrMan
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    Bought some Swisher Sweets Limited for a friend, which required learning they exist and also teaching the shop clerk that they existed. Is buying cigars for the first time too interesting for said...

    Bought some Swisher Sweets Limited for a friend, which required learning they exist and also teaching the shop clerk that they existed. Is buying cigars for the first time too interesting for said thread...IDK you tell me.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      Parliament
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      Let's make this less interesting: Swisher Sweets are cigarillos.

      Let's make this less interesting: Swisher Sweets are cigarillos.

      3 votes
      1. orbit
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        They actually do make normal sized cigars as well

        They actually do make normal sized cigars as well

        3 votes
  11. Amarok
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    Installed a pile of updates for my Shield device. One of those happened to be a newer version of Kodi with better joystick support, so that was nice. All my themes/settings imploding was less...

    Installed a pile of updates for my Shield device. One of those happened to be a newer version of Kodi with better joystick support, so that was nice. All my themes/settings imploding was less nice, so I spent a little while resetting and testing some new themes. Amber is wonderful.

    3 votes
  12. AugustusFerdinand
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    I filled out the forms for my dental appointment so I have them ready prior to entering the office.

    I filled out the forms for my dental appointment so I have them ready prior to entering the office.

    3 votes
  13. asoftbird
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    Spent 5 hours trying to get a flow simulator to work and found out l was running the program wrongly about 35 minutes ago.

    Spent 5 hours trying to get a flow simulator to work and found out l was running the program wrongly about 35 minutes ago.

    3 votes
  14. moocow1452
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    I stayed up too late on my phone after a ten hour day of work, and have to wake up in 6 hours to do it again.

    I stayed up too late on my phone after a ten hour day of work, and have to wake up in 6 hours to do it again.

    2 votes
  15. [6]
    mat
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    Nappies. Washed a load of dirty nappies, took down a load of other nappies that were (finally) dry from being washed a few days ago. Later I'm going to fold and prep them to get dirty again. I...

    Nappies. Washed a load of dirty nappies, took down a load of other nappies that were (finally) dry from being washed a few days ago. Later I'm going to fold and prep them to get dirty again.

    I hate nappies so much.

    2 votes
    1. [5]
      acdw
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      Do you just throw them in the washer, or wash them by hand? Or some combination of the two? I'm hoping to have kids sometime, and disposable diapers would be nice to avoid, but I'm curious about...

      Do you just throw them in the washer, or wash them by hand? Or some combination of the two? I'm hoping to have kids sometime, and disposable diapers would be nice to avoid, but I'm curious about the amount of work involved in cloth ones.

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        mat
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        I basically empty the nappy bucket into the washing machine and run a 15 minute wash just to get the chunkier bits off, then once that's done I fill up the remaining washer space with general...

        I basically empty the nappy bucket into the washing machine and run a 15 minute wash just to get the chunkier bits off, then once that's done I fill up the remaining washer space with general laundry and put it on a normal daily wash. That seems to work pretty well.

        They are quite a lot of work, but babies are a lot of work in general. You're doing laundry a lot anyway because they often get through multiple changes of clothes every day regardless of nappies. The kid is only in reusables maybe 3/4 of the time because they do add to the laundry load, and I think they're a bit more prone to leaking, plus they dry super slowly which sucks at this time of year. It's fine in summer but half my house is covered in drying laundry right now. We have talked about getting a drier but it seems like quite a lot of energy just for our convenience. I'm not sure creating a bit more landfill is better or worse.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          Chopincakes
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          Any worry that those "chunkier bits" will clog your washer? Not yet a parent, but that is one of my many irrational fears.

          Any worry that those "chunkier bits" will clog your washer? Not yet a parent, but that is one of my many irrational fears.

          2 votes
          1. mat
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            Hasn't happened yet. They're not very chunky. Also the reusables do have a disposable liner (imagine a sheet of kitchen paper) which catches most of the lumps, when I remember to put one in, at...

            Hasn't happened yet. They're not very chunky. Also the reusables do have a disposable liner (imagine a sheet of kitchen paper) which catches most of the lumps, when I remember to put one in, at least.. A lot of the time at 3am you just want to get anything on and everyone back into bed.

            I should probably check the filter though. I'm sort of expecting the machine to tell me about that needing attention though, the device is reasonably smart.

            3 votes
        2. acdw
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          Thanks for the break down! It's one of those things I won't have to think about for a little while, but it's good to have some background knowledge from someone living it to draw on when the time...

          Thanks for the break down! It's one of those things I won't have to think about for a little while, but it's good to have some background knowledge from someone living it to draw on when the time comes. I didn't realize babies were so much laundry -- I figured work, but laundry makes sense too. Thanks again!

          1 vote
  16. acdw
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    Today still hasn't had a lot of opportunities for non-interesting things to happen, so I'll do yesterday's: I was sick with bronchitis so I watched a lot of TV.

    Today still hasn't had a lot of opportunities for non-interesting things to happen, so I'll do yesterday's: I was sick with bronchitis so I watched a lot of TV.

    2 votes
  17. Douglas
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    I took a different route to work and succumbed to my sugar/coffee temptation after seeing an Eggnog Latte advertisement and am not proud of myself having done so. There was no reason for it, an...

    I took a different route to work and succumbed to my sugar/coffee temptation after seeing an Eggnog Latte advertisement and am not proud of myself having done so. There was no reason for it, an inner voice was screaming at me to not do it, and I did it anyway.

    I know all about self-control and how it works, I've read a few books on behavioral economics and how the mind works, but as one of them said in their first chapter: knowing how it works will not stop it from working that way.

    2 votes