Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don't need one?

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Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don't need one?

Every once in a while, as I'm about to walk out the door, I'll reach for the flashlight in my pocket, and it'll be daytime.  :D

At nighttime, I need a flashlight when I go outside, and I don't always know if it's daytime or nighttime.

This might be because I'm non-24 and sometimes I'm awake during the day, and sometimes I'm awake at night.

Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don't need one?  :))

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Also, I saw a personalized license plate the other day that says...

❤RLITES

I wonder if they're talking about flashlights.  :THUMBS-UP:

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No, i can’t say I have ever done that.

BTW, Is “non-24” a real term or one you made up?

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Oh, it's real.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep–wake_disorder

Most people that are non-24 have severe visions problems or are blind, but I can see pretty well.

I do have to wear glasses because I'm nearsighted, but I'm not blind or anything like that.

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JenkinsMatti wrote:
No, i can’t say I have ever done that.

BTW, Is “non-24” a real term or one you made up?

He’s from Melmac, where the days are 37 hours.

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When I was in Junior High, I thought Alf was pretty good.

Looking back on the show now, not so much.

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raccoon city wrote:

When I was in Junior High, I thought Alf was pretty good.

Looking back on the show now, not so much.

Thems fightin’ words, mister. Put your dukes up! Flat Stare

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nicodimus22 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

When I was in Junior High, I thought Alf was pretty good.

Looking back on the show now, not so much.

Thems fightin’ words, mister. Put your dukes up! Flat Stare

If it makes you feel any better, I dislike almost all sitcoms now.

I do like late night talk shows that are funny and movies that are funny, but I haven't been a fan of most sitcoms for a long time.

I think most of the sitcoms that I like are cartoons made for adults.

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raccoon city wrote:
Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don’t need one?

Such as because I just want to hold a flashlight because I like the feel of a well made product, or because it gives me a sense of comfort and security?

No…of course not. I’m normal, I swear!

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iamlucky13 wrote:
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Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don't need one?

Such as because I just want to hold a flashlight because I like the feel of a well made product, or because it gives me a sense of comfort and security?

No…of course not. I’m normal, I swear!

Nice!

I didn't even think of those reasons.

They're way better than me just being forgetful.  :THUMBS-UP:

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There’s never a good time to be without one.

What if I’m trapped without warning and without power in a building during the day? What my plans change and I’m somewhere late?

What if what if what if what if…

I always have a D4 or DT8 in my pocket. Always, period. Big Smile

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A good light and a Leatherman in your pocket will get your out of 99% of bad situations.

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I constantly go out of my way to find an excuse to use one haha.

I’ll often get bored and just start spider/centipede hunting around my apartment. using the light to see in all the dark areas.

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“…don’t need one?”
when would that be?

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zoulas wrote:
A good light and a Leatherman in your pocket will get your out of 99% of bad situations.

Well said buddy Big Smile
I always carry a good light and Leatherman Skeletool when I go out.

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Everyday. Day or night, I bring one of the following: D4V2, DT8 or my Nitecore Tiki. My eyesight is not as good as when I was younger, so whenever there is some really fine print I take out my readers and a flashlight. A good light is also handy when trying to find something under your car seat that fell out of your pocket. I just received my Sofirn SC21Pro, once I get Anduril 2 installed, it may replace my Tiki in the rotation.

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Ever been in one of those bathrooms with motion activated lights where the sensors are only at the entrance, not over the stalls and with a ridiculously short timer? Regardless of the time of day, I always have a TUP in my pocket and a Tini 2 on my keychain. Before that it was some form of 14500 with a 10440 plus a photon clone on the keychain. You never know for sure if you’re going to be home before dark or get stuck in a pitch black situation. I prefer not to rely on just a phone with a short reach and questionable battery life that I might prefer to save for calling in help.

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turkeydance wrote:

“…don’t need one?”
when would that be?

Maybe when it's daytime and you're outside in broad daylight?  :BEER:

That said, I usually reach for a flashlight when I don't think I need one when it's close to dawn or dusk, and I'm not aware that the sun is slightly up.

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Always trying to find an excuse for it Innocent
What’s worse than not having one around when you really need one?

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Fidget spinners used to be a thing. Sometimes I open and close a knife, sometimes I play with one of my flashlights. Who’s to say what is needed?

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My flashlights ARE fidget spinners

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well no but i have the phone usually with me and it has a weak led light in case of emergency Big Smile

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sometimes i will check to see if it is in the pocket ie did not fall out, or me leave it somewhere

or i will go in a dark room and use flashlight instead of trying to remember [or don;t know] where the wall switch is, or i want to see really fast when i get in there

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As a few others said. I never go anywhere without a leatherman and a flashlight. Day or night.

Wallet, keys and a pistol of some variety as well.

I try and forget my phone as often as possible. People keep calling me on it.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

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Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don’t need one?

Of course.

Why would I click the light switch on the wall when I can use my EDC light? Silly Ughh LOL

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Firelight2 wrote:
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Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don’t need one?

Of course.

Why would I click the light switch on the wall when I can use my EDC light? Silly Ughh LOL

Couldn’t agree more, hence my signature. Big Smile

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Oh you bet. Probably more times than when I actually need a light, which on a regular day is twice or thrice.

What can I say, they’re nice to hold and fun to fiddle with. And kids need their toys! Big Smile

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iamlucky13 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:
Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don’t need one?

Such as because I just want to hold a flashlight because I like the feel of a well made product, or because it gives me a sense of comfort and security?

No…of course not. I’m normal, I swear!

I keep the house dark enough that using a flashlight is never out of place.

But I’ve never been accused of being normal.

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<If it makes you feel any better, I dislike almost all sitcoms now.

I do like late night talk shows that are funny and movies that are funny, but I haven’t been a fan of most sitcoms for a long time.

I think most of the sitcoms that I like are cartoons made for adults.>

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Ha. I didn’t like sitcoms as a kid. Never thought much about why. Still can’t watch them. Pink Panther and Roadrunner? Still a riot..

I always grab a flashlight leaving. Maybe she dropped a credit card in the car and can’t find it, or I lose something findable with some light help. Is that a cruise missile under my truck? Flashlights during the day are okay.

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NeutralFan wrote:
Firelight2 wrote:
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Do you ever reach for a flashlight when you don’t need one?

Of course.

Why would I click the light switch on the wall when I can use my EDC light? Silly Ughh LOL

Couldn’t agree more, hence my signature. Big Smile


I’ve caught that “disease” too Big Smile

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