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Botheration

If you’re bothered by the fact that you weren’t bothered by a thought you just had, isn’t the thought just bothering you by proxy?

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    • #1
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1512
    Aaron Gustafson wrote in to say...

    Oh, bother.

    • #2
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1644
    JRichmond wrote in to say...

    I’m a little bothered by the fact that this post isn’t bothering me more than it is.

    • #3
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1706
    Sebastian Redl wrote in to say...

    Why are you bothering us with this?

    • #4
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1735
    drexel wrote in to say...

    i’m bothered that i thought botheration was a word you just made up until i checked dictionary.com.

    • #5
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1811
    Hercules Papatheodorou wrote in to say...

    I can’t bother to imagine why you even bothered to write that post…

    • #6
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1840
    Bryan wrote in to say...

    Although both, er, viewpoints are vaild…

    Can’t believed I bothered you with that…

    • #7
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    • Fri 17 Feb 2006
    • 1940
    Malarkey wrote in to say...

    You reminded me that there is something I’ve forgotten.

    • #8
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0030
    JCRogers wrote in to say...

    Why am I reminded of Winnie the Pooh?

    And why does that bother me?

    • #9
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0036
    Molly E. Holzschlag wrote in to say...

    I wasn’t bothered at all ’til I read this.

    • #10
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0222
    John Langer wrote in to say...

    I’m not bovvered! Do I look bovvered?
    (I think you have to be British to understand that!)

    • #11
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0300
    John wrote in to say...

    Better bothered than buttered

    • #12
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0353
    Roy Schestowitz wrote in to say...

    A negation loop. Awesome…

    • #13
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    • Sat 18 Feb 2006
    • 0910
    FatBusinessman wrote in to say...

    Well … obviously it’s … erm…

    My brain hurts :-(

    • #14
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    • Sun 19 Feb 2006
    • 0600
    Michael C. wrote in to say...

    Oh brother.

    • #15
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    • Sun 19 Feb 2006
    • 0914
    Josh F. wrote in to say...

    I forgot an anniversary
    she’s come to bother me…

    • #16
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    • Sun 19 Feb 2006
    • 1859
    Nathanael wrote in to say...

    I’m assuming this post was provoked by a particular situation in which you had a thought that you believed should have bothered you, but it didn’t … and therefore it bothered you.

    Perhaps you have had a recent adjustment in certain personal values which meant that traditionally you would have been bothered by a certain thought, but now no longer – and perhaps this change in values or temporary environmental shift influencing values has come about without your conscience knowledge.

    For example you may have previously suffered from OCD, and now due to certain situations you no longer care about anything and are bothered when the impulse to do everything twice is no longer present.

    Perhaps it stems from sensory overload – you used to get fired up everytime you saw a Fortune 500 non-compliant site, but now you’ve seen so many it no longer bothers you … and it bothers you it no longer bothers you.

    Something like that? :-)

    • #17
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    • Sun 19 Feb 2006
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    josson smith wrote in to say...

    Totally understanding, totally bothering. Partially understanding, patially bothering. Not understanding, not bothering.

    • #18
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    • Mon 20 Feb 2006
    • 0137
    Ben Buchanan wrote in to say...

    Should I be bothered that I’m usually amused that the thought may once have bothered me? :)

    • #19
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    • Mon 20 Feb 2006
    • 1025
    Stan Grabowski wrote in to say...

    That is just a bit too deep a thought to start my Monday with…

    • #20
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    • Mon 20 Feb 2006
    • 1038
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Nathanael: No. But they’re interesting speculations.

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    • #23
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    • Tue 28 Feb 2006
    • 0846
    Aditya Naik wrote in to say...

    Happens to me with every single thought, unless the thought doesnt bother me..

    • #24
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    • Sat 8 Sep 2007
    • 2155
    Scottiedawg wrote in to say...

    I think that “botheration” is a word that Chuck Berry invented for his song Too Much Monkey Business. He also created “motorvating” for Maybelline.

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