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Wasting Time

Wasting Time

Date: Sep 28 2005

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I don’t own a television, which seems a bit odd to most of my friends. I found that I would waste so much time sitting in front of the television like a zombie. Hours would go by and I would realize that I had done nothing but watch tv and eat. So I ditched the tv set. But now, I tend to waste most of my time on the internet. I guess it’s better than watching tv because I can seek out things that interest me. With tv you are spoon fed entertainment and you don’t have too much choice in what you can watch.
Listen to John and I talk about wasting time.

Dialog

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John

John

Dave

Dave

John:  Man, last night was so nice. I just sat around like a couch potato all night.

Dave:  Yeah? What’d you do to kill the time?

John:  Ah, you know, just watched tv, bummed around, um, nothing too important. I like nights like that. Helps me relax.

Dave:  Yeah. Is that usually what you do, to waste time?

John:  Yeah. I’m not able to do it very often ‘cause I’m kind of busy, but, you know, it gives me time to, ah, kind’ve get into my hobbies and, ah, I’m kind of a junkie when it comes to watching political tv.

Dave:  Yeah! I was gonna say the same thing. When I’m on the internet I’m very easily sidetracked because I’m such a political junkie that, you know, I wind up on all these news websites.

John:  Yeah, you can get pretty well wrapped up in it if you start spending time. It’s kind of a cyclical effect.

Dave:  Yeah, it is.

 

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Discussion

You ever have those days when you just can’t get motivated? There are a million things you need to do, but you just can’t be bothered to do them. You wind up sitting around doing nothing. I love those days because I can just chill out and unwind, but I know that the next day will be crazy and busy. So it goes.

 

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oobabybaby

oobabybaby

Turkey

actually we not try wasting our times like ‘elnazthg’ said. times are gold, platinium, silver,bronze vs valued thing. as a result that time doenst’t come back again.. for this reason, we not spend time with tv internet vs useless thing. you don’t look now. if you ask me ‘why?’ because iam writing on the internet now still ahah :) all of them in our world, WE DON’T SPEND TİME USELESS THİNG! LİVE FREE OR DİE HARDDDDDDDD !

06:44 PM Sep 06 2015 |

elnaztgh

elnaztgh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i try not to wasting my times. time is so important for me  and   i think that being relax is fifferent from wasting time 

10:25 AM Jul 08 2014 |

jellybubble

China

wasting time,commit suicide

09:23 AM Dec 20 2012 |

Oui

Oui

Thailand

so much thing to do without watching TV

01:47 PM Dec 11 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

must learn use the time

01:05 AM Jun 01 2007 |

i am the best

Russian Federation

baaaaaaaaad

12:55 PM Oct 19 2005 |

JunHaengNam

North Korea

bbaizze kevin

09:06 PM Oct 17 2005 |

ethanwang

China

damn it Sho!

08:52 PM Oct 17 2005 |

kendyshen

kendyshen

China

maybe some time is to be wasted,these time can create nothing.

03:46 PM Oct 14 2005 |

qmandy

China

i found the speakers were speak too fast, and i can’t follow them.

06:18 AM Oct 14 2005 |

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