Boredom will make you do some crazy things…..
Deputies say 23-year-old Steven Harper went on a one man vandalism spree — hitting the Wendy’s, Pik and Run, Allstate and Bank of America off of Olean all in one night.
In all, he racked up four felony criminal mischief charges .
Estimate of the damage he allegedly did at Pik and Run exceeded $40,000 Harper reportedly told them he was bored.http://www.nbc-2.com/story/28275782/deputies-say-boredom-led-to-over-40k-in-damage#.VPonIbau1AF
So what causes massive boredom that can lead to horrible behavior and negative consequences? A lack of imagination. There is a lot to do when you really take the time to think about it. The problem? They are all activities you probably turn your nose up at. I can think right now of a dozen things to do want to see? No you don’t but I will enlighten you anyway just because you may be curious. I am going to assume most people have better things to do then read 12 random things to do if your bored
- Draw something
- Practice a foreign language
- Watch a movie with foreign subtitles
- Weed the Garden
- Bathe the dog
- Scratch the dog’s belly
- Google: Events in my area
- Call a Random number
- Write a book
- Call the parents
- Pick a random recipe off of a random site. Make it better then the one who posted it.
- Sit on a bench in a busy area and people watch
Whatever you do, don’t be that guy. If you are bored too long you can end up staying in your own mind for a very long time and that can lead to some crazy things. There is always something to do.
My Mamma would always tell me: You had better go find something to do before I give you something to do.