Thursday, March 12, 2009

This Concerns Me

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. At the same time, draw the number 6 in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

This bothers me far more than I want it to.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don's whole family tried it, and Elaine came up with a way -- draw the 6 from the inside out (but that's cheating), so Betsy finally did it by s-l-o-w-l-y drawing the 6. It works!
Mom

Steve Brezenoff said...

I drew the six with little trouble. Maybe I'm weird? I can also do that thing where you pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time.

Christy Raedeke said...

Hmm, this makes me even more concerned.

I couldn't keep my foot going clockwise no matter how slowly I drew the six...

Barbara Slaton said...

Our family clearly doesn't have enough to do

Anna Claire said...

That's bizarre! I couldn't keep my foot from going counterclockwise, either.

Paul Äertker said...

This is the devil's work.

Tyler said...

Haha, I was cracking up trying to get it to work. I had high hopes for myself, too, because I can do the whole patting head/rubbing tummy thing, and the twirling your two index fingers opposite ways.

But nope! Not this one.

Suzanne Casamento said...

I don't claim to be coordinated in any way, but I tried. I really tried. I couldn't do it! This IS bothersome.

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

That is wierd.

Kimberly Derting said...

Ahaha, totally can't do it! Damn!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh! How fun and bizarre! We are all sitting here trying this and can NOT do it! aarrgghh!

That would be a great opener for a school visit - to get the kids to try it :-)

Cathy Gersich said...

I can do it. Maybe it's cuz I'm left handed and can also do a lot of the pat your head/rub your tummy tasks with no difficulty. Hmm.

Shelli said...

i could do it - of course it took me 6 hrs. ;) i could only do it if I stuck out my tongue though. dont ask my why





are you trying that now? tee hee

Christy Raedeke said...

Way to make me look like an idiot, Shelli! Excellent!

Cathy - can you do it with your left hand and foot? I think ambidextrians are wired differently.

PurpleClover said...

For those that CAN do it, I'm just curious...are you more the "artistic" type...like drawing, photography, crafts? I'm thinking it all depends on which side of the brain you are using. Just a guess. I can't do it because I see that I'm "writing" with both my foot and finger. But maybe someone that is drawing with one and writing the other can do it?

I'm sorry...I'm kind of bored and LOVE to think about weird stuff. :)

Tyler said...

After Cathy's comment, I tried it with my left hand and could do it. Yay, haha. Maybe it's because I used to be left handed, I dunno.

btw, I am NOT the artistic type at all. I'm probably the worst drawer (I say drawer because the word artist is far beyond me) you have ever seen. Don't know what that says about your theory, but I figured I'd add it to the pile of evidence. :)

Debbie Rae said...

Yes...cannot do it with my right hand NO matter what I try, but easily with my left - weird. BTW, have trouble moving my left foot in a clockwise circle (comes out more like an oval) even without doing anything else at the same time.

Robin said...

Flipping freaky, man.

;-)

Rebecca Anne said...

Despite reading your thoughts, and the thoughts of your readers, I signed myself and 1 daughter for the torture of making it work.
No can do and now I'm afraid my daughter will be working on it all night~
Have a great weekend
Rebecca

uninvoked said...

I managed to do it once, but it was hard. I can do it no problem if I use my right foot though...maybe its cause I'm lefty.

Graeme Stone said...

Graeme--- he's in an institution now... he says he'll do it! He's obsessed.
Pray for him.

- His Grandmother.

David Eric Tomlinson said...

I was able to do it if I slowed down A LOT.