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Topic: The Boredom Thread: What do you find boring (and why)?

Welcome to the Boredom Thread. I've had the idea for creating this thread for quite a while when at work especially. When at work one hears much that is boring from co-workers including what they are doing at the gym on a daily basis, the myriad amount of things that are needing fixed in their new house, football results and opinions and so on. I find it all very boring and don't partake in the discussion as I have nothing to add.

So I thought I would create this thread to collate stories of what you find boring in everyday life, whether at work or at home, or even while at school or university. As the thread title indicates I'd also like to know the reasons why you find certain things boring.

Conversely, hopefully this will be an interesting discussion about what you find boring (and why)!

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Football. I just never managed to engage with what's going on on the field, I can't explain it any better. To me watching football is like watching paint dry. On the other hand I can find a biography of Peter the Great very engaging, so I guess I'm an odd one.
In my opinion you get bored if you don't engage emotionally and intelectually with something. I have no knowledge or emotional connection to the players and teams in football, but I connect emotionally with Czar Peter and his colourful personality and intelectually with how he changed Russia.

Last edited by Number24 (23rd Jul 2019 18:17)

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Number24 wrote:

Football. I just never managed to engage with what's going on on the field, I can't explain it any better. To me watching football is like watching paint dry. On the other hand I can find a biography of Peter the Great very engaging, so I guess I'm an odd one.
In my opinion bordom about what you engage emotionally and intelectually with. I have no knowledge or emotional connection to the players and teams in football, but I connect emotionally with Czar Peter and his colourful personality and intelectually with how he changed Russia.

I'm with you there on football, N24. I agree that books are much better to lose yourself in!  ajb007/martini

And on the whole royal "we" ownership of football fans with their teams and players this is a brilliant sketch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1WN0YMWZU

And on the utter boredom of the unending nature of football this is a great skit too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MusyO7J2inM

"It will never be finally decided who has won the football!"  ajb007/lol

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Great sketches in the links  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Have you noticed how most sports fans are happy just following their sport and occasionally meeting a fellow fan, but many football fans demand that everyone else is a fan too and thinks it something wrong with you if you're not interested?
It's great to meet another football non-fan  ajb007/martini  ajb007/biggrin

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Count me in too, boys.

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Number24 wrote:

Great sketches in the links  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Have you noticed how most sports fans are happy just following their sport and occasionally meeting a fellow fan, but many football fans demand that everyone else is a fan too and thinks it something wrong with you if you're not interested?
It's great to meet another football non-fan  ajb007/martini  ajb007/biggrin

Yes, I have. Any mild criticism of say the national team in the World Cup (in my case Northern Ireland) is taken as a personal insult. These people really live, breathe and sleep football! One woman who used to work with me even commented, "You don't like football?! You're not much of a man!" I thought, "Well, thank you!"  ajb007/lol

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Boring?  How about the banter in the "UK Politics" and "Not-So Short-Lived" threads?  ajb007/biggrin

(Huge football fan here, but it took me a while, so no judgment from me on those who aren't.)

Hilly...you old devil!

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Sir Hillary Bray wrote:

Boring?  How about the banter in the "UK Politics" and "Not-So Short-Lived" threads?  ajb007/biggrin

(Huge football fan here, but it took me a while, so no judgment from me on those who aren't.)

You see, politics is our sport. I follow the appointments to the new Johnson Cabinet just as keenly as some sports fans follow the football results! To my way of thinking, it's much more interesting (and ultimately more important at a national level).  ajb007/smile

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Yes, it's our sport. Sometimes I wish there was a referee in politics, but that's often called a dictator.  ajb007/crap

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Number24 wrote:

Yes, it's our sport. Sometimes I wish there was a referee in politics, but that's often called a dictator.  ajb007/crap

I think the referee (in democratic politics at least) is called the electorate.  ajb007/biggrin

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I forgot about them - thank God we have the electorate!
But the elctorate don't really rule on laws being broken, they rule based on if if they like the politics. In some ways they are more like the audience in sports. If they don' t like how their team is playing they stop going to the matches and the trainer and players lose their jobs. I guess the supreme court and impeachment are the closes one gets to referees in politics.

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Never Send Flowerzzzzzzzzzz

Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.

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Quentin Quigley wrote:

Never Send Flowerzzzzzzzzzz

Hey! I saw that!  ajb007/biggrin

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Silhouette Man wrote:
Quentin Quigley wrote:

Never Send Flowerzzzzzzzzzz

Hey! I saw that!  ajb007/biggrin

To be honest, I've only read a bit of it. From 'John' up until 'Gardner'. ajb007/biggrin

Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.

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Quentin Quigley wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:
Quentin Quigley wrote:

Never Send Flowerzzzzzzzzzz

Hey! I saw that!  ajb007/biggrin

To be honest, I've only read a bit of it. From 'John' up until 'Gardner'. ajb007/biggrin

You really should read it to give it a chance. It's obviously one of my favourites.  ajb007/smile

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What bores me? People who prattle on in a crisis - a firm strike to forehead usually does the trick  ajb007/lol

Life's too short for boredom, anything bores me, I move on........ after-all this life is not a rehearsal!!

Cheers  ajb007/bond

Last edited by Bond44 (3rd Aug 2019 22:03)

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I have oft  said to my kids " Only boring people get bored "  ajb007/tongue

So many Books to read, music to listen to, or play. Movies to watch
odd jobs, posting on AJB007, listening to radio Comedy on BBC Radio 4,
and of course, lots and lots of specialist Gentlemen's Interest images on
the internet.  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I have oft  said to my kids " Only boring people get bored "  ajb007/tongue

So many Books to read, music to listen to, or play. Movies to watch
odd jobs, posting on AJB007, listening to radio Comedy on BBC Radio 4,
and of course, lots and lots of specialist Gentlemen's Interest images on
the internet.  ajb007/biggrin

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amount of stuff available to consume that I can never choose so I just remain bored.

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Politics on James Bond fansites is particularly boring, IMHO...and drearily predictable in its bent   ajb007/rolleyes 

Personally, I am never bored in my personal life - away from my unpleasant day job, which alternates between interminable boredom and crippling anxiety. Whether I'm writing, spending time with my girlfriend and pets, or simply reading or doing hobbies, I'm always mentally engaged...even in relaxation  ajb007/cheers

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I've come to find television a bit boring these days, not that there aren't some brilliant programmes and documentaries, it's just finding them, what with all the streaming services sometimes I just can't be bothered scrolling through it all!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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It can be hard to find stuff on the streaming  services, I only
Just discovered ( by accident ) one of my  all time faves,
Hamish Macbeth  ( amazon prime ) with  Robert Carlyle  as
A policeman in a sleepy Scottish village.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”