Twas not really a turkey, just water in a kettle. The smell brought me back to reality, I had to buy a new kettle. Besides that, I forgot several more things (in the list or not), but this one was probably the worst.
Yabbut.... you don't actually have to remember to breathe do you? Since it is a vital process for the body the brain has systems in place to make it always happens. It isn't really optional.
Any parent here have a toddler who used the not-breathing-till-I-get-my-way trick? I didn't but I can imagine it looks pretty scary. However the minute they black out due to lack of oxygen the automatic processes kick in and they start breathing again.
They try that only once, if you know how to deal with them. What I did helped with both my kids. I started laughing at them. Loudly. The angrier they get because their "trick" didn't work, the harder you laugh. First time is confronting to see how angry they can get, but that happened only maybe twice. My advice is still to NOT get angry at a kid that starts a trick or two to get what they want. Give them back what they give and have fun.
No, technically it isn't optional, but when I've been on a bug hunt for seven hours and I think I've finally found it, then hit the enter key, and watch the command line intensely to see if I have, at this point I hold my breath, and forget to breathe again until I begin swearing at the monitor.......lol, so there is a small momentary lapse of remembering to breath in there some where..:)
As far as the toddler, I happen to have one now, (4 and a half), and I'd have to agree with Tux on that. Tux++
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.." -- George Bernard Shaw
There has been more than one occasion where I actually fell asleep at the keyboard in mid line of code and when SWMBO woke me up demanding to know when I was coming to bed at say 3AM or so not remembering what I just wrote.
Funny how the code made no sense to me either...
For those that don't know: SWMBO means She Who Must Be Obeyed, wife... XYL... whatever you prefer to call her...
Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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While not a first date, while in College I totally lost track of reality and stood my girlfriend for a night on the town. She got rather pissed and took a gf or hers. I had to make for that majorly. But no worries, she decided to marry me a few year later. What was she thinking.