Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday Thirteen #290

Thirteen things I am suspicious of:

1. Anything coming out of Congress. More than half of Americans think government officials are corrupt (or they did in 2011, when the distrust level was 84%!). I am one of them.

2. Anything with a link on it on Facebook.

3. New drug claims. Half of them don't work now, and if you read up on these things, many drugs are only slightly better than placebos.

4. Claims from the right wing half of the country.

5. Claims from the left wing half of the country.

6. People who tell me how great they are. Don't tell me, show me!

7. Car dealer claims and pricing. (At the link: 12 ways dealerships scam you.)

8. Claims that something is "organic." You know that is mostly BS these days, right? It's turned into a marketing ploy.

9. Vitamin cure claims.  They may give you some nutrients and help with something like scurvy, but they are not cures.

10. Taking any drug that has "potential death" as a side effect.

11. Back surgeries.

12. Twenty-four hour news channels, FAUX News in particular and the rest of them in general.

13. My husband's general agreement to "fix something" right away. Nag nag nag nag nag! And then maybe he'll get it done.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 290th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I had to laugh at couple of these, and simply empathize with you on the rest. ...sigh...

    And being suspicious of links on Facebook is just plain old common sense!

    Happy TT!

  2. maybe because you have been married long than i have ... tell me how to nag without it looking like i am bitchin' to much??! they hubby gets all worked up & he's feathers are fluffed up. he gets annoyed. so i usually get it done by myself. ha. ha!! ( :

  3. I am suspicious of Facebook changing to focus more on our demographics and consumer interests and less on the reason we use Facebook, to keep an ongoing journal/snapshot of our lives to share. I'm also suspicious of why common sense background checks for assault weapons didn't pass. I gave up the vitamin cures too.

  4. I agree with your list, even applied to my own country - except, of course, for 13. After all, I am a husband ;-)

  5. I thought all drugs had potential death as a side effect. i guess if they actually list it, I'd be worried too.

  6. Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you! I agree with the rest. Except for the husband thing. Mine's a pretty good guy! Why, today we are working on a project I first brought up when we bought the house...5 years ago. But we have been VERY busy.

  7. I had back surgery over 12 years ago and am unable to work because of chronic pain stemming from nerve damage during surgery. I suggest anyone considering back surgery to try as many options before making the decision.
    Your list is definitely food for thought. Thank you! Happy T13!

  8. I like your list. In particular, I'm with you on #13. ;)

  9. A stranger tells me "Good morning." I spend the next twenty minutes trying to figure out his angle.
    Great list.

  10. Great list, Anita. Certainly plenty to be suspicious of these days.

  11. LOL about the husband and fixing things. I'm waiting for mine to do a couple of things.
    I'm with you on the organic label. A lot of the time it's an excuse to charge more.

  12. I had a boyfriend who got sweaty palms and lost sleep when faced with purchasing a new vehicle. That's how suspicious he was of car dealerships. So that one made me smile.


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