Learned how to dive*: I think there is something physically wrong with me. My body was not designed to jump head first into water. I have tried! I grew up with a pool in my backyard. I have had swimming and diving lessons. It hasn’t helped. Without fail, my body sprawls out at the last minute and I do some weird form of a belly smacker or I tip over and do a strange side tumble. It has nothing to do with fear, I’m just not coordinated. This is embarrassing, moving on...
Had a sip of alcohol: It’s not a goody two-shoes thing, it’s just a personal choice. I like to look at the fancy alcoholic beverage menus when I go out to restaurants and imagine which drink I would like the best. Unfortunately, a brief glance at my family history will prove that alcohol and my genes should not be mixed. Plus, I’m anti-peer pressure.
Gotten a ticket: I have been pulled over once for speeding, but I’m a smooth talker. The conversation went something like this:
Police officer: “Actually, you were driving 54.”
Me: “So, what’s the problem officer?”
Police officer: “The speed limit on this road is 40.”
Me: “Oh wow, I didn’t know that! Is that new?”
Police officer: “Ma’am, I’m going to need to see your license and registration…”
Had a professional manicure or pedicure: I’m a pretty low maintenance gal. Getting my nails done or having strangers touch my feet doesn't appeal to me. I like the look, but not the time commitment.
Ran a 5k*: I know it’s a standard distance for runners, but here’s the thing: I’m a cheap wad. If I’m going to pay to run, I better get my money’s worth gosh darn it! I've completed one marathon and a few half marathons, but no 5k's.
Been on a cruise: I’m just not interested. I love to travel, but I've always struggled with motion sickness. Being stuck on a boat for an extended period of time sounds nauseating and miserable to me.
Used the words “Aunt” or “Uncle” when talking to family members: I call all of my aunts and uncles by their first names. I don’t know why, I just always have. Non-relatives have told me this is weird.
Figured out poker: I come from a family of gamblers. My grandma taught all of the grandkids how to play poker at an early age. Each cousin would get a Dixie cup filled with mini-marshmallows to wager. After several attempts to teach me how to play, my grandma resorted to giving me a cup of mini-marshmallows and letting me play with dominoes on the floor while everyone else played poker. I admit, I've never been good at math, but ‘til this day, I still love mini-marshmallows. :)
*Hopefully, these items will not remain on my “Never Have I Ever” list forever.
Now, go join the linkup! I want to read your “Never Have I Ever” list.