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I work at home, so for me, it's when I get tired of trying to find the answer, get up, and take a 10 minute walk or go wash the dishes, that sort of thing.

My kitchen sink is my thinking cap, perhaps? Just my luck my thinking cap would be something secured to the counter and unable to be worn. Probably explains a lot.

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by swampyankee (Parson) on Jul 01, 2009 at 15:53 UTC

    My kitchen sink is my thinking cap… This does explain why your neighbors keep talking about the guy who keeps standing on his head in the kitchen sink. Of course, they would talk even more if you were walking about with a sink on your head. I find a nice thinking cap can be made with a bit of newspaper or aluminum foil, although my neighbors tend to look away when I wear either out.

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