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The anti-bucket list

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A bucket list is a list of experiences someone wants to have at some point in their life (originally by the time of your last breath - kicking the bucket, hence the name). On another site someone started an anti-bucket list - things many people like to do or get, and you have zero interest in it, or are even completely against the idea for yourself. Shall we try it? Maybe best to keep it at one per post, and share a bit more why it is on your anti-bucket list.

OP goes first, so...

Getting a tattoo. No way. Even aside from the aspect that it the process is painful and the result permanent (save for extensive treatments), I absolutely see no point in it.
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Driving a high performance car. I never liked driving. Failed my test several times. And I'd be a danger on the road.
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Listen to rap music
Bungee jump
Sky dive
Watch that 4:33 Cage music thing again.
Although I do like the rap remix of 4:33.
Take a cruise ... the idea of being on a ship with 2000+ (and usually a LOT more) people where the primary things to do are eat and be herded around various shore-based tourist traps ... no thank you!
I've done three cruises in my life. The most recent was to Antarctica. Two hundred passengers, almost as many on the staff, and thousands and thousands of penguins. Pretty nice. And (for better or worse) not all that cold.
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Going to a Super Bowl party.
Buying a juicing machine or any other overpriced gadget advertised on TV.
Going to a stadium for any kind of sporting event or overpriced pseudo musical experience.
Ending up in a nursing home if I live too long.
Well, I'll go along to the extent of going to the Super Bowl, itself. I don't go to many live sporting events, but they can be exciting. I recall two Knicks/Bulls playoff games during the Ewing/Jordan era. And a few years back, I won the Wimbledon lottery and got courtside seats to watch Andy Murray win the Gentlemen's Finals.
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I'm not opposed to going to a night baseball game on beautiful summer evening. I once saw the NY Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates way back in 1973. Willie Mays was still playing for the Mets back then.
On the flip side, I recall attending a game between the Yankees and the Tigers that dragged along to the 16th inning. It was the first game of a double-header. We left before the second game.
I used to want to got to Machu Pichu - probably a result of too much Conan Doyle (Lost World) and Rider Haggard. Now I think it would be something to avoid after seeing what happened to John Peel. I don't think I could cope with the thin air and the climbing.
I did the Inca trail about a decade ago. I couldn't do it now.
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