Thinking out loud #14

Looking at today’s randomness I noticed a theme -and you might remember I like that. Without further ado let’s call this ‘the bad, the good and the plain random’ edition of Thinking out loud. Because there’s an upside to most every bad – and then some thoughts that follow no rhyme or reason. The ‘bad’: it’s going to be a crazy day at work because we have a huge event coming up tomorrow. The good: Amanda‘s hosting another round of [more or less] freestyle-blogging. And now let’s move onto the random!


1. The bad: If you’re following me on Twitter [link] you might have already seen it

Fun times. Only not. However, as much as I disliked it, I felt empathy for the doctors at the practice whose regular working time was until 7 PM. But when I left at shortly past that there were still more patients waiting. What confused me even more: people annoyedly leaving the waiting room before they even got to see one of the doctors.

For whichever reason this came up searching for “waiting room”. Random post, random pictures?! [Source]

2. The good: Getting a better idea of what’s been causing me serious pain for weeks now. And this girl keeping me entertained while waiting. Blends for the win once more.

3. The random: Picking up a new hand lotion a few days ago I noticed the ’24-hour moisturization’ claim on the packaging. Now that’s all fine and well but: who needs that? Like everybody else I expect my hand lotion to keep my skin nice and smooth but Unless you were to wash your hands just once a day which would be gross. In that case please listen to me and go wash your hands now, please?!

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4. Are you ever lured into buying something just because it looks cute? Case in point was the above-mentioned hand lotion. I wouldn’t absolutely have needed another one to add to my ever-growing collection – though it’s nice to have one in every handbag.

5. The bad: a strike taking place that involved all public transport being closed down. Good job choosing a busy Wednesday for a strike – only not so much when you aren’t part of the strikers but those who still need to get to work.

6. The good: My boss offering to pick me up and drive me back home after work.

7. The random: Nonsensical product declarations #2. My coconut flour. The label gluten-free obviously makes a lot of sense on this one but lactose-free??! I don’t remember ever wondering if any flour contained lactose so this seems very redundant and isn’t it in a way suggesting we as customers didn’t know this obvious fact? Really, now …

coconut flour

8. The weekly life-changing quiz: Haven’t you always wondered which high school you actually belonged in?!

9. Will I ever learn not to write my posts way too late at night? Probably not but for now I’ll just leave it at saying …

10. Happy Thursday!

Happiness inducing today: Randomly getting a chance to read a book I’d been interested in for a while but couldn’t find at my library.

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26 thoughts on “Thinking out loud #14

  1. Amanda @ .running with spoons. says:

    If you want to talk random labels, how about the peanut/gluten/dairy free label that’s on my body wash? I mean, I suppose it makes sense because some people are so sensitive that even touching products with allergens in them can cause a reaction, but it still gave me a pretty good giggle.

    And for high school I gotttt: You got: Sunnydale High School

    You would absolutely have attended Sunnydale High School from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You’re a strong, self-sufficient individual who is constantly fighting the battle of Good and Evil. You’re great at tackling almost any challenge that comes your way, although personal relationships can still be a bit sticky. You may be an unlikely hero, but that’s what makes you so likable.

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Body wash? Odd. Though it actually seems to make a little more sense for highly sensitive people as cosmetics have more ingredients that are usually listed using their botanical rather than ‘real’ name. Tricky to decipher. Still, I have yet to see a label like that over here 😀 .

  2. lovenataliemarie says:

    I love that ” The bad, the good, the random.” It fits your post perfectly.
    I never like waiting when I am hungry.. Oh boy does my mood shift..
    I admit, I do buy some things based off if they catch my attention. Guilty as charged. 😉
    I always enjoy Buzzfeed’s quizzes.

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Maybe it was a grumbling in the stomach, too, that made others leave the waiting room 😉 ? At least it’d be nice to pretend I wasn’t the only one.
      There are just some cute packagings you can’t resist. As long as it’s within a certain price limit I think we don’t need to worry, huh?

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Whether it’d technically keep my hands smooth for 24 hours or not – I obviously didn’t put it to the not-washing test 😉 : I’ll likely buy that hand lotion again. It’s actually really nice.

  3. swissfitchick says:

    I am such a impulse buyer. Marketing specialists definitely know how to catch me!
    Something bad: I am craving kabocha since weeks, but there is absolutely NO chance to find it anymore in the supermarkets. Since monthg.
    The good. tonight my weekend starts AND we have 22°C outside!
    Happy busy Thursday girl!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Savvy marketing specialists – they really know how to lure us in.
      Don’t even get me started on kabocha 😦 . Technically, there are those squashes I mentioned in last week’s post but they’re no good.
      And yay for your early and sunny weekend! Enjoy it!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      That would be the banana flakes I talked about several months ago and have actually been neglecting. I had to recycle that picture because I couldn’t find one of just the coconut flour.

  4. Ksenija @ With An Open Mind says:

    I cannot believe that I somehow ended up not reading your posts for weeks! That happens when you start follow bloglovin and forget checking the wordpress dashboard for news. That said, I’ll just add you to my bloglovin to make sure that won’t happen again 😉

    Oh and that stupid strike. Since I am in Germany myself I did not notice it, until Jay told me he had to get up at 5 am to bring his stepfather to work before he had an exam to write. Unbelievable.

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Oooof! Sorry for you. I just got news we might have to deal with another few days of strike next week again. Can’t they please come to an agreement soon?!
      Also, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

  5. Ms.J says:

    Ooof in a waiting room while hungry; if it was me I might have eaten the Doc up :-p. I hope you have found a way to relieve the pain, and that it’s nothing serious?
    Funky packaging is a huuuge trap for sure. In certain instances I am starting to learn that just because a product grabs my eye, does not automatically make it a winner. Which is why my current shampoo sadly looks like dullsville..
    Apparently I should go to Bronson Alcott high from the Clueless tv show! Sounds fun..sign me up 🙂

  6. ranchcookie says:

    Something good it’s Friday! Bad it’s supposed to rain on the only warm day boo! Something random I’m wearing half striped shoes! Ahh

  7. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says:

    Love your good, bad and random theme! Not good on how long you had to wait at the doctors office. When I recently went to get my cast checked out and xrayed I was there no less than 6 hours but that was because they made a mistake and I had to do 3 rounds of X-rays so I feel your waiting room pain.

    Definitely nice of your boss to pick you up and drop you home. Not good on the public transport strike though.

    I get sucked in a lot less than I used to on impulse buying beauty products but I still definitely do buy more than I should. The hand cream you bought I would have bought too 😉

  8. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says:

    Ha! How fitting…I got Westerburg High from the movie Heathers! I’m going to laugh all day about this!

    Lactose-free coconut flour?! wtf? And your doctor’s office is open till 7pm?? Holy crap…most of ours close around 4pm! Ps, love that you included the Brave gif! I still need to watch the end of that movie!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Seriously?! I didn’t even know the movie but that’s brilliant!
      In fact, some doctor’s offices over here are open until 8 PM some days which – knowing what this works like – actually means the doctors will stay until at least an hour past that. Not enviable.

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