Thursday, May 20, 2010

What have you never done?

In response to regulation of ATM fees, here comes a news item from today:

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has never used an ATM. But that doesn't mean he can't learn how!

"I could learn how to do it just like I've . . . I swipe to get my own gas, buy groceries," Nelson said, according to the Omaha World-Herald. "I know about the holograms."

By "holograms," Nelson clarified that he meant the bar codes on products read by automatic scanners in the checkout lanes at stores such as Lowe's and Menard's.Nelson's office did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

It's hard to believe you could have never used one -- like the girl I wrote out a week or so ago who'd never eaten a hamburger.

I started thinking if there's something that everyone's done, that I haven't. So here are five things I've never done:

I've never jumped out of an airplane.
I've never eaten brains.
I've never been to South America.

Hmmm... this is tough... I keep thinking of things and then saying, "no, you've done that..."

I've never been arrested.
I've never swum with dolphins.

However, I have walked with a dolphin. I was on this beach in North Carolina and there was a dolphin about 20 feet offshore and as I walked down the beach, he walked with me, really the way a dog might. I'd stop and the dolphin would stop. It was really something. I had regular clothes on -- I don't know if I would have gotten in the water with the dolphin if I had been wearing a swim suit.

Ok, so what have you never done? Has anyone never used an ATM?


la pirata said...

I've never eaten the brain of a dolphin while jumping out of a plane in south America. But I have used an ATM.

Amy Laboda said...

I've never bungee jumped. And I never will. Just doesn't look safe!

Mary Mc said...

I've never eaten brains - so your list isn't things you WISHED you had done, just things you hadn't done. I've never been in a submarine (submerged). I've never been mountain climbing. I've never run in a marathon. None of these are things I want to do, either - I agree with Amy's comment about bungee jumping.