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    Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Do you have a talent or skill that ends up being annoying to others?

    I have a fairly uncanny ability to predict the ending to movies. It sort of annoys the crap out of my husband. An illustration:

    Several years ago, that M. Night movie The Village or whatever it was came out. We hadn't really heard anything about it, so we rented it. I had signed up for a data entry project to do at home to make a little extra Christmas money, however, so I wasn't really able to watch it. I sat at the desk in the living room doing my thing, occasionally listening but not really while my husband watched it. About five minutes in, I said, "Oh, [insert the twist ending here]." My husband laughed, said that wasn't it, and then went back to watching the movie.

    He was fairly annoyed with me about 65 minutes later. This is just one of many times this has happened.

    What are yours?


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    I predicted the twist to The Village from watching the previews. M Night must have loaded up the drinking water with valiums for that movie because the actors seemed stoned the whole movie.

    I don't need any special skill to be annoying, I do just fine on my own.


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I predicted the twist to The Village from watching the previews. M Night must have loaded up the drinking water with valiums for that movie because the actors seemed stoned the whole movie.

    I don't need any special skill to be annoying, I do just fine on my own.
    Yeah, that one wasn't maybe my best one with which to illustrate, because it was pretty predictable - I think it was just an especially annoying one because I wasn't watching at all and totally ruined the movie for him. That was some terrible acting, though - I honestly don't know if I've seen any of his movies since then, because that was just bad.

    Well-said, sir.


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    I can wake up within two-three minutes before of when I need to such as 4am or 6 am.


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Good question, Angie.


    I would say my love for maps/geography/demographics. People are amazed I can tell you just about any city's population in the US (that's reasonable size)....I'm sure after awhile it gets annoying.


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Good question, Angie.


    I would say my love for maps/geography/demographics. People are amazed I can tell you just about any city's population in the US (that's reasonable size)....I'm sure after awhile it gets annoying.
    My husband doesn't know the demographics so much, but he's got an insanely good internal compass, and can find his way around a major city in about two hours flat - and then never forget it. It's a little annoying because I still have trouble in parts of Des Moines, but it's really useful. :)


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    I can do the "tractor beam" sound that Jim Carrey does in Dumb and Dumber.
    Tractor beam, sucked me right in....
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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    My husband doesn't know the demographics so much, but he's got an insanely good internal compass, and can find his way around a major city in about two hours flat - and then never forget it. It's a little annoying because I still have trouble in parts of Des Moines, but it's really useful. :)

    Yeah when I go anywhere, I read maps for fun. My favorite part about skiing is figuring out my routes. I always have an atlas handy around the house or in the car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Yeah when I go anywhere, I read maps for fun. My favorite part about skiing is figuring out my routes. I always have an atlas handy around the house or in the car.
    It's definitely a useful talent! And unique!


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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    it is debatable if this talent is annoy or not but it is worthless...I can wiggle my ears.



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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    I have the ability to detect the political message intended to be conveyed by any movie. My wife loves this



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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I can wake up within two-three minutes before of when I need to such as 4am or 6 am.

    I can do this most of the time too. Saved my *** a few times like my first day of work when my alarm never went off......



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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I can wake up within two-three minutes before of when I need to such as 4am or 6 am.
    Same here. My internal clock goes off two minutes before my alarm.



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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Do you have a talent or skill that ends up being annoying to others?

    I have a fairly uncanny ability to predict the ending to movies. It sort of annoys the crap out of my husband. An illustration:

    Several years ago, that M. Night movie The Village or whatever it was came out. We hadn't really heard anything about it, so we rented it. I had signed up for a data entry project to do at home to make a little extra Christmas money, however, so I wasn't really able to watch it. I sat at the desk in the living room doing my thing, occasionally listening but not really while my husband watched it. About five minutes in, I said, "Oh, [insert the twist ending here]." My husband laughed, said that wasn't it, and then went back to watching the movie.

    He was fairly annoyed with me about 65 minutes later. This is just one of many times this has happened.

    What are yours?
    I have this weird ability to wake up in the middle of the night, not having a clock or watch visible and guess the exact time within one or two minutes.



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    Re: Friday OT - Your Annoying Talents

    Some of you have an interesting definition of annoying.

    I guess my annoying talent is being critical.



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