Monday, September 8, 2014

Does this happen to anybody else ?!?

I don't subscribe to any magazines, so am always pleased to catch up with the "rich and famous' when I sit in a waiting room.  My visits to the Dr are very rare and my visit to the hairdresser, far from regular.  The rich and famous fail to hold my interest but , ah,  the recipes are something else There is always one which I simply MUST have... Therein is my problem....  I am a law abiding citizen in (nearly ) all circumstances, but when I see "that" recipe, my mind goes into overdrive... Can I tear the page out without being noticed ? Can I slip the entire magazine into my bag ?  Shall I ask for a pen and paper (you'll notice that is not my preferred option..)      I'm pleased to be able to relate that I do none of the above but...  the thought is definitely there... I am not a mad keen cook and before I get home I have already forgotten what the recipe was all about ,.... but....at the time..... ????

Am I alone in this ?

Marion. (slightly shamed faced...)

8 Comments:

At September 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

I'm the first to confess I'm a magazine slipper outer, Marion.
Rosey

 
At September 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Fran (Sth Aust) said...

I have done it once or twice also (carried out a mag) although I balk at tearing out a page vbg. It's one good thing I find that I can now use my mobile phone for - if I desperately want to take a page away I take a photograph of it! xxx

 
At September 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

Oh ! I'm among friends ! That's nice. I suppose my phone takes photos too Fran but first, I would have to find my phone...!

 
At September 9, 2014 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

*I've been known to take photos of recipes in waiting-room magazines with my iPhone. I can zoom in and take as many as I like. I would feel sooooo guilty if I ripped out a recipe, or a coupon. Must be that Catholic School background. LOL

 
At September 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

I was only brave enough to rip out a recipe recently. I justified that the magazine was already 5 years old and if anyone had been interested they'd have taken it by now. I often think I might replace the whole magazine with one of my own but that has not happened yet.

 
At September 9, 2014 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

Oh Laura, that's funny !! It would be almost as hard to replace a magazine as to take one in the first place...!
Doris, I don't think any of today's young people are having those values drummed into them, as we did ! No need for them to wrestle with the problem anyway, as they would whip out their phones and take photos ! I Must check my phone and remember to have it with me...I can see all sorts of occasions when it might be useful to take a photo ! I'm a bit slow to catch on to this as you can see...

 
At September 10, 2014 at 6:37 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

I'm having trouble just learning how to send a text. To begin with, I had an exposure to engine degreaser on my SUV in 2000 and my hands blew up to the size of baseball mitts. When the swelling subsided, I found the joints in my fingers distorted, thus, even holding a sewing needle and pins is a challenge for me, let along trying to put my pinkie onto those tiny buttons on a cell phone and figure out how to send a message. I can't even find the space bar. I have an old cell phone, not one of those newer fancy things that do everything but order breakfast in bed, so I've yet to figure out how I could possibly take a picture on my cell phone. It is funny to see the values here that we were all raised with. I figure if a magazine is out for public consumption, it's not new, which it seldom is. Sometimes I'll borrow the magazine, copy the recipe out and return the magazine with a few more from my B&B which have collected over the season..so I don't feel too badly about 'liberating' a page with a good recipe once in awhile.
Rosey

 
At September 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Bee said...

I know just how everyone feels,it is always the best recipe you have ever seen but........It is so good to see a lot of my friends have the same trouble with new gadgets, I am petrified of all of them and really I am not a dummy but these new phones etc.All my family are into these and keep at me to try them. I have one new acceivement(sp)I now do online banking. Not happy but I can do it .

 

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