I See Thought Bubbles

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I see thought bubbles, I really do. Whenever I talk to anyone, or sometimes just looking at them. I see them!

Habit

It’s become something of a habit now, starting from the moment I get up until the last thing at night. I’ll give you an example of how my day usually starts. The first important job of the day after showering etc is to make a pot of English breakfast tea. Sit down, check my email, by which time the tea is ready for pouring. I always take a mug of tea to my wife who gets up after me. It’s usually early, still dark and cool in the bedroom. She’s really not the person I know when I wake her and although she’s always very polite and thankful for her wake-up drink, I can see the thought bubble she emanates.

Bubbles

It’s like someone blowing bubbles from a bottle, there are half a dozen small ones followed by a much bigger one and it contains words! Usually along the lines of, “Thank you, Sweetheart, now bugger off and leave me alone!” I never say anything, so I leave the mug on her bedside table and make a sharp exit. It’s the same with most people I meet during the day. Catching a bus into town the other day and I showed the driver my bus pass. You know how the photo on these things makes you look like you’ve just been arrested for mass murder, he looked at it and looked at me then back and forth a couple of more times. Bloop, out came the thought bubbles, “Poor sod, the photo is an improvement over the real thing.”

Cashier got to the tin of Germolene

Afflicted

It is a terrible affliction, not being able to face anyone without the now-familiar ber-loop sound followed by them damn bubbles and the always derogatory thoughts. In the local store, I filled my trolley with the usual groceries and then queued to pay for them. I don’t use the self-checkout tills, they destroy jobs, mind you, they don’t have thought bubbles. The bleep-bleep of the items being scanned went well until the cashier got to the tin of Germolene. She actually paused for a couple of seconds and we made eye contact. Nothing was said, but……… bloop, “Ooh, I bet you’ve got piles, ooh I bet they’re driving you crazy!” I went red-faced and she just carried on, unaware that I knew what she had thought.

On The Phone

It happens on the phone too. When I called the Doctors surgery last week to make an appointment, the receptionist answered, introduced herself and said the name of the surgery then asked who it was calling. As soon as I said my name, there was a silence of around 5 seconds. That’s a long time at the end of a phone. Guess what, the silence was broken by……bloop, “Oh it’s that daft old codger with the piles.” I could see the bubbles float out of the handset and away through the window.

…bloop and out come the thought bubbles.

Paranoid

You see, if someone has something nice to say, including me, they just come out with it and say it. On the other hand, when they’re not pleased with you or happy to see you, …..bloop and out come the thought bubbles. I wonder if anyone else experiences this sort of thing? I wonder if people know that I have this talent and can see their thought bubbles? I wonder if anyone can see mine, shock horror? It’s not for me to get everyone paranoid, but next time you talk or even just look at someone, eye to eye, listen out for the bloop and see if you can catch them thought bubbles filled with wonder.

There’s even a webpage about using thought bubbles for teaching.

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35 Comments
  • Peter's pondering
    December 20, 2019

    You know what I’m thinking already!

  • Yetismith
    December 20, 2019

    Yes, absolutely. I regret to say that especially in my airline days, I was the perpetrator of thought bubbles. Well, you couldn’t say those things, could you? I would have been fired. Though, I did tell a passenger once to “get the hell out of here”. He wasn’t one of “ours”, of course. Funny thing, though. When we got computer oriented we could put comments in, to warn the next poor slob agent down the line to “handle with care”. Some mean-spirited bloke wasted my time one day and annoyed me so I inserted uncomplimentary comments about his state of mind for the gate agent. As the passenger went through the gate he happened to glance down and read what I had written. He looked up and there I was, supervising the boarding. BIG thought bubble then!!! Ha.

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Thank you and that’s a great story, Yeti. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 20, 2019

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‰โฃ

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Thank you, Luisa. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    December 20, 2019

    I’m happy to say that I don’t share your affliction. The ability to see another person’s thought bubbles would be, in my estimation, more of a curse than a blessing. Dealing with my own thoughts are more than enough!

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Thank you, Rosaliene, I’m pleased you can’t see others thought bubbles, it does drive me nutz. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • SueW
    December 20, 2019

    I love my morning drink but would never want anyone to wake me up with one, so I can see why you make a quick exit. ๐Ÿ˜€ Though seeing as I’m always awake before anyone else it’s doubtful anyone would bring me a drink anyway!

    I don’t think I ever give a thought to what other people are thinking, I’m too busy forming my own thoughts about the ones I’m talking to – so many boring people out there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Haha, Sue. I love the end where youโ€™re too busy and the boring people. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you and enjoy your morning drink.

  • Astro Sharanam
    December 20, 2019

    very interesting but i am wondering what thought bubble might be there about me now ?

    • admin
      December 20, 2019

      Probably, whenโ€™s he going to reply to my comment. ๐Ÿ˜€Thank you, Astro.

  • Brothers Campfire
    December 21, 2019

    Hmmm. Brother’s Campfire thought bubbles. Is that what that burning smell is? Me thinking?

    • admin
      December 21, 2019

      Haha, burning bubbles. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • charlypriest
    December 22, 2019

    You silly old? sodโ€ฆ.begg
    At the beginning I thought you where my father, a youngster that is.
    At the endโ€ฆ. I also thought you where my father.
    That can tell you that today is Sunday.
    A boring sunday but I had to smile while reading this.

    • admin
      December 22, 2019

      Thank you, Charly ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • gianmarco groppelli, *J&J*
    December 24, 2019

    MERRY CHRISTMAS ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ™‹ MY DEAR FRIEND

    • admin
      December 25, 2019

      Thank you and a merry Christmas to you.

  • smzang
    December 24, 2019

    Hilarious!!!

    Thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • smzang
    December 24, 2019

    I left a comment and it didn’t seem to take…trying once more…

    Merry Christmas!!

    I so much enjoyed this!

    • admin
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Smzang. for some reason, your comments went into the spam folder. I have unspammed them now. Thank you and a belated Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brothers Campfire
    December 25, 2019

    Merry Christmas from
    Brother’s Campfire!

    • admin
      December 25, 2019

      Merry Christmas to you too and thank you

  • kutukamus
    December 31, 2019

    Can’t thank you enough for snap-shooting that one on the top (before it’s gone). Now I have proof! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin
      December 31, 2019

      Thank you, Kutukamus and a Happy New Year to you

  • gianmarco groppelli, *J&J*
    January 6, 2020

    THANK U MUCH MY DEAR FRIEND ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • Lara/Trace
    January 10, 2020

    I wonder if anyone else experiences this sort of thing? Heck yes!

    • admin
      January 10, 2020

      Thank you, Lara. You should blog about your experience ๐Ÿค—

  • f0509c
    January 14, 2020

    Thank You for “LIKE” on our blog… Camilla @ Freddie Jr.

  • f0509c
    January 14, 2020

    Your blog is interesting… Camilla

    • admin
      January 14, 2020

      Thank you, Camilla ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • KINDNESS
    January 15, 2020

    Dude you are brilliant we think you should work harder with those by underpants ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

    • admin
      January 15, 2020

      Lol, thank you again, Kindness ๐Ÿ˜

  • lorriebowden
    January 20, 2020

    Oh! I can see them!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin
      January 21, 2020

      Excellent. Thank you, Lorrie. ๐Ÿ˜Š




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