Why I hate buying burger buns when it’s sunny

I have a bit of a weird confession.

Yesterday we had a barbecue. (That’s not the confession. That’s not at all weird).

I nearly didn’t though, because I didn’t want to go and buy burgers and buns.

I don’t know why, but I have a bit of an issue with doing stuff that lots of other people are doing. I just don’t like it. It’s hard to understand why, as I don’t judge other people for buying burger buns just because it’s sunny. I’m not secretly standing behind you at the checkout, mocking you inside my head for taking advantage of the nice weather, so why do I judge myself?

I think it’s because it makes me feel a bit stupid and gullible, as though someone is watching and going ‘haha! You fell for it!’. Or it might be a form of stubbornness, where I don’t want to do it just because I probably should.

Perhaps I have some issues.


Om nom nom

It’s not just burger buns either, there are plenty of other similar things I don’t like to do:

  • I don’t like to eat out on occasions like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
  • I actually don’t like Valentine’s Day full stop, and especially don’t like buying things in the shape of hearts, or pink chocolates.
  • I don’t like buying suntan lotion in the summer.
  • I don’t like buying an umbrella if it’s raining, or worst still, looking like it might rain soon.
  • I don’t like buying insurance for things unless it’s a legal requirement.

Is this normal?

I’ve always just assumed it was, but lately, seeing so many people casually buying burger buns without any sense of shame, I’m beginning to suspect it’s just me…

Photo credit – chotda



  1. 28 May, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Ahh a fellow Spirit on this subject ! I can’t explain ‘why’ either but it’s with much the same reasoning you mentioned.

    • 31 May, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      You are clearly the wolf Steve amongst the herd of sheep :-)

  2. Shireen
    28 May, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Lol. Yes!! I felt the same way when we all rushed out to buy fans from the hardware shop!!

    • 31 May, 2012 / 7:30 pm

      Exactly! That’s a great example! I’d want to just sit and sweat for the hell of it!

  3. 28 May, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    You don’t like the predictability and assumption of it all do you? I can understand that.

    • 31 May, 2012 / 7:30 pm

      No, I really don’t. I don’t like that we all just DO these things without even thinking about it. I am just stubborn I think!

  4. 29 May, 2012 / 7:29 am

    Is it a bit like hating iPhones just because everyone says it’s the best phone?

    • 31 May, 2012 / 7:29 pm

      Yes, definitely. I have convinced myself I don’t even WANT an iPad.

  5. 29 May, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Haha! Me too – and hubby! It’s that sudden awareness that you might have slipped into conformity! On the other hand, we also get a perverse kick out of bypassing the ‘Buy One Get One Free (even though you don’t need two of these) offers’, and sitting at home avoiding the weekend crush to the supermarket/coast/Jubilee celebration! Maybe we are just misanthropists? ;)

    • 31 May, 2012 / 7:27 pm

      You know what you SHOULD do – buy just one of the BOGOF items and shun the free one. Crazy fools you…

  6. 1 June, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Yes, i understand the sentiment. I have a problem with similar things but my significant other does not. I don’t want the newest electronics. I like my 10 year old tv and my very basic phone. I even like going to the laundromat cause it doesn’t hurt me. But then he sneaks something “better” in the house, then I understand the attraction. I love summer events though so i would welcome a bbque, but I totally get not wanting to do what everybody else does. Sometimes I have such a strong aversion to it I I gripe and make myself out to be a humbug. don’t even get me started with the new “green” phase everyone is into. I was green before it was cool. Now Im not, cause I am stubborn.

  7. 11 June, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    Do you hate New Year too? I LOOOOATHE it -forced merriment is the worst.

  8. 5 June, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    Haha! I know exactly what you mean and can’t explain it either. Christmas is the worst one for me. And everyone going shopping the day before the shops close for Easter or Christmas etc. When everyone is doing the same thing it makes me panic. love Claire x

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