Things we ought to do (but don’t)

We all know there are things that we just must do. Things that common sense informs us are vital to our well-being and the well-being of others. Things that, if we don’t do them, could result in catastrophic events like being stuck in the Petronas Twin Towers when a global blizzard strikes KL. Yet…. sometimes we just can’t be bothered.

Washing your hands after going to the toilet. (Ugh.)

Visiting the dentist twice a year.

Installing a firewall (it’s free lah people!!)

Updating your antivirus software EVERYDAY.

Running a system-wide antivirus scan often.

Drinking eight glasses of water per day. (more during hot weather.)

Spending more time with family instead of at the office.

Running ScanDisk or Defrag your hard drive once in a blue moon.

Sending your car to be serviced regularly.

Using contraceptives.


Switching off our mobile phones at the cinema (or at least, switch to silent mode.)

Saying hello to that girl you like, but choosing not to and instead watch someone else arrive and sweep her off her feet.

Taking a calculated risk that you know will only benefit you, but choosing to play it safe and remain in your comfort zone and eventually see the opportunity pass you by.

Calling old friends just to say hi.

Saying THANK YOU to the waiter/taxi driver/shopkeeper/clerk etc..


10 thoughts on “Things we ought to do (but don’t)”

  1. hehe, I’ve not visited the dentist for ages!
    Then there’s saying thanks when another driver gives you way and cleaning up after your pet (my sisters never do!)

  2. Let’s see…I don’t:
    – visit the dentist.
    – drink that much water.
    – spend time with family.
    – excersise.
    – call old friends.

    The rest of it…I learnt my lesson…:P But who the hell doesn’t wash their hands when they just went into the toilet…especially the PUBLIC toilet. That’s just plain suicidal…

  3. meesh: yes, heard about ursula. my condolences.

    norzu: i’ve waved at drivers who do that. whether they have interpreted it the right way, i’ll never know.

    edrei: you won’t believe the number of guys who do that. when i’m washing my hands at the KLCC toilets, there’s always someone who rushes into a stall, and then rushes out again. i try to remember their faces so i’ll know never to shake their hands!

  4. I haven’t been to the dentist for ages… except to drop my mum off. Let’s just put it this way… the last time the guy had a look at my teeth, he had a head full of black hair and now he’s got grey hair and is balding πŸ˜†

    And I don’t drink enough plain water or do enough exercise. I’m absolutely addicted to diet coke and will only move my butt when I feel like it, which is never πŸ˜‰

  5. The water, the dentist, the exercise! And the old friends….an area of improvement. Though I have to say, nowadays when old chums call me up, it’s nearly always to push forward an MLM scheme…

  6. zsarina: you too? i just recently met a pal i haven’t seen in 10 YEARS… after the initial catching up on old times thing, he immediately launches into this mlm scheme – i ended the conversation there and haven’t seen him since…

  7. I never visit dentist. πŸ˜›

    btw, “it is not necessary to drink eight glasses water per day”, says in recent report. Windows’ ScanDisk and Defrag sucks! Use other softwares for the purposes.

    Add: body check up once every half year. πŸ™‚

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