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In a movie theater, an idea pushed me and all I had to write on were napkins.

  1. ytsenoh profile image87
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    In a movie theater, an idea pushed me and all I had to write on were napkins.

    What was your unique experience?

  2. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    One time I had a great idea while riding in an airplane.  I had to patiently wait about 15 minutes for a stewardess so that I could get something to write it down.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Never had that in a cinema or any other form of theatre; however, I have sat in a coffee shop, sipping on a cappoccinno after shoppiong, and I've had to scribble an adea on the back of a till receipt.

  4. Barnsey profile image80
    Barnseyposted 5 years ago

    In my early twenties I worked on a lawn maintenance crew and was in a band. Music at that time was everything to me so I was writing lyrics and coming up with new riffs all the time during work. I carried sticky papers in my pockets so I could write something down when it came to me. One time I stopped in my tracks and pulled my pencil and paper out, I let go of the mower's throttle and it should have turned off and stopped moving. I forgot in my rush though that the throttle had broken the day before and I had rigged it to stay on until we could get it fixed. I let go of the mower and off it went without me over the flower bed edge and into the flowers! Thankfully there were some large ornaments in there as well and they stopped the mower before the damage got to be too much. Worried that I was going to be shouted down because of this I immediately sought out the owner and she came out of her house with tears in her eyes because she was laughing so hard at what had happened. She said the look on my face was priceless when I caught the mower and looked around to see if anyone saw me, and then she remarked at how impressed she was at how fast I could move when I needed to. Ha, ha....no, not funny.

  5. LABrashear profile image61
    LABrashearposted 5 years ago

    Awhile back, I was in the car with my husband - he was driving.  Luckily I had grabbed the mail prior to getting in the car, so I started writing on back of all the envelopes.  I had to number each one to keep track of the order.  After that, my husband got me a little pink journal to carry around.

  6. writer20 profile image61
    writer20posted 5 years ago

    Sitting a passenger in a car. I always have a pen and paper with  me.

  7. mtd profile image60
    mtdposted 5 years ago

    As a songwriter, I sometimes get a spontaneous tune in my head. Often when I'm driving. There's no way to remember this kind of thing, so I have to record it somehow. So, what I usually do is call somebody who I know never answers their phone and say, "Hey, don't erase this message. I need to get this tune down so I can work on it later." Then I proceed to sing or hum into the phone. I used to just sing or hum without the disclaimer. That kinda freaked people out.

  8. gypzeeme profile image59
    gypzeemeposted 5 years ago

    Excellent scenario!!!  I am sure most of us have done something similar along the way, be it composing a shopping list, a "honey do" item, lyrics or an idea for a story.  I have written on the back of receipts, all over envelopes, in the margins of newspaper articles.  I once had a notepad that was going to keep me organized.  Like the worst of student excuses, my dog ate it!!!

  9. Catherine Kane profile image82
    Catherine Kaneposted 5 years ago

    Suddenly struck w/ a song, music and lyrics, while driving and had to sing it over and over until I got someplace wher I could write it down

  10. johnakc profile image39
    johnakcposted 5 years ago

    I always have pen and paper with me.

    In the case when I don't have then I keep mugging that idea until I get pen and paper to write asap.

  11. Andrew Pecinovsky profile image60
    Andrew Pecinovskyposted 5 years ago

    Similar to mtd, I also use my phone and since it has a built in voice recorder app I just open that baby up and let my mind explode!  Except you might want to step into the hall if you're at the theater since cell phone use is frowned upon.

    1. ytsenoh profile image87
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent idea on the recorder.