Mental Floss

Things You've Conditioned Your Pet To Do

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. I like to chew gum when walking the dog. At this point, simply opening the cabinet where the gum is incites a "WE'RE GOING ON A WALK!" happy dog dance. Unfortunately, the same cabinet is where we keep the black cardamom and take-out menus. What are some of the weird things -- intentionally or not -- you've conditioned your pet to do?

2. If the you of today could sit down with the 10/22/2000-version of yourself, what's the one thing you didn't do that you'd tell your younger self he/she must? (Examples: Transfer, take that trip, invite so-and-so to your wedding, quit sniffing glue. Everyone could say "Hold onto that Apple stock" or "Go heavy on the Patriots next season," so let's avoid those answers today.)

3. What's your favorite episode of your favorite TV show?


What's your all-time favorite live album?

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[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]