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Is it just me and teddies or...

  1. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I've just got back to the office after waiting in line at a store for several minutes.  While I was waiting, I rearranged the soft toy shelf so all the teddies could breathe.

    As I was getting the last teddy comfortable, it occurred to me that maybe the other people in the queue might think I'm a little crazy...

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some people play games on their cellphone, others assist the store with their merchandising, while others still are insufferably impatient and demanding.  At least you're not part of the last group. smile

    2. Uriel profile image77
      Urielposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well i am 18 i still have a teddy or two on my bed ..which i hug and i don't really mind big_smilebig_smile so you can go and reorder the teddies are much as you want...on second thought being tidy is not a NEGATIVE at all big_smile order is important so who cares what people things "big_smile
      It is just a way of feeling comfortable and just being yourself. I believe that whatever makes you feel good, do it, who cares. As long as you are comfortable Dont even mind to what others say big_smile
      {I just know that whatever i do i can't sleep if i don't have something to hug { take it from me sometime i hug the Tissue pack just to feel comfortable so on second thought teddy bears aren't that bad big_smilebig_smilebig_smile}  + i bet they really appreciate it big_smile i mean not being put on top of each other big_smile teddy bears do have feelings tongue

      You go rearrange whatever you want in the end it is your comfort that matters big_smile CRAZY IS RELATIVE big_smile tongue i do rearrange stuff from time to time as well big_smile

      PLUS I HEARD DAVID BECKHAM can't vacuum clean his carpet except in straight lines .... I guess he is crazier than both of us big_smile

  2. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Jeffrey, it wasn't so much the tidying that I thought people might find strange.

    It was the fact that I tidied SO THE TEDDIES COULD BREATHE....

    It runs in the family.  Once my sister and I were watching a show about collecting, and someone said you should keep your collectable teddy in its box at all times.

    "Oh no," said my sister, "the poor thing would suffocate!"

    I should add my sister was 35 at the time.

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      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My wife and I both think the same way.

      Which is another reason I need to get our Arizona house completely built--so the teddies can finally get out of the storage boxes they've been cooped up in for the past year. 

      Uh-oh.  Just remembered, that 3 foot tall white one is going to need a special spot built...

      Gotta rethink the floor plan now! lol

      Oh, and MikeNV, I'm not trying to fire up a debate here, but yes, teddies do require oxygen.  They don't like hearing the "T-word" ("toy") either.  They're PEOPLE!

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Eh you are just helping. i do that from time to time in stores too. If I see something not looking good or right then I fix it. smile and if things aren't in the right place I put them in the right place.

  4. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Marissa, my daughter (grown now) and I both have a problem not keeping an eye on the stuffed the animals.   I've spent time making sure the ones in bins are safely positioned so they won't end up the floor, picked up ones that have dropped and put them near one of their "brothers", found isolated ones somewhere in an aisle where it didn't belong and returned it to its "family and friends".  The list goes on and on.  (I do have "concerns" about whether they can breathe or not too, although I've been known to pack away my cute, knit, pumpkin babies (in a nice comfortable position) in a plastic zip case.

    I was delighted to see your post, so my daughter and I can know we're not the "only ones".  lol


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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Marisa, what you did for the teddies makes total sense to me.  I'm certain the bears appreciated it a great deal.

    In early 1997, I put Pam (who later became my wife) on a bus from Las Vegas to Sturgis, South Dakota, in a successful mission to rescue her from an abusive relationship.  Eventually, I even shipped the abuser out on another, SOUTHBOUND bus back to Arizona, but that's another story.

    When the bus made its scheduled stop in Grand Junction, Colorado, law enforcement officials boarded the bus to search for drugs and, without a warrant of any sort, searched the passsengers' belongings.  I had given Pammie a little russet teddy bear who'd told us his name was Running Bear.  The %&!$$* cops CUT THE BEAR'S NECK OPEN because maybe my 92 pound redhead was smuggling "stuff" that way.  I neglected to grab thread and needle to sew the poor thing's ripped throat back together until 2007.

    When I did, I also apologized profusely to Running Bear for not patching him up sooner.  He assured me there were no hard feelings, but my self-assigned guilt is still considerable.

    Out there far enough for ya? big_smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, how could they!

      I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who cares!

  6. MikeNV profile image80
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Obsessive compulsive perhaps smile  I could be wrong, but toy bears do not require oxygen.