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I may have a problem

Posted by Tom Smith on Thursday, July 5, 2012

like this

Signs of banjo abuse

  1. You have problems at work or school because of your banjo playing, such as being late or not going at all. (Not a problem. I secretly play at work)
  2. You play banjo in risky situations (see #1).
  3. After banjo playing, you can't remember what happened while you were banjo playing. (hence, the need for more practice …)
  4. You have legal problems because of your banjo playing, such as being arrested for harming someone or driving while banjo playing. (ok, I don’t do that)
  5. You get hurt or you hurt someone else when you are banjo playing. (I’ve had complaints and been threatened, but no one’s been seriously injured)
  6. You keep banjo playing even though you have health problems that are caused or made worse by banjo playing, such as sore fingers. (Yes)
  7. Your friends or family members are worried about your banjo playing. (Yes)

Signs of banjo dependence or addiction

  1. You cannot quit banjo playing or control how much you play banjo . (Yes)
  2. You need to play banjo more to get the same effect. (Yes)
  3. You have withdrawal symptoms when you stop banjo playing. These include feeling sick to your stomach, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. (Yes)
  4. You spend a lot of time banjo playing and recovering. (Yes)
  5. You have given up other activities so you can play banjo . (Yes)

Other signs include:

  1. You play banjo in the morning, are often play banjo for long periods of time, or play banjo alone. (Absolutely Yes)
  2. You feel guilty after banjo playing. (no)
  3. You make excuses for your banjo playing or do things to hide your banjo playing, such as buying replacement strings at different stores. (Yes)
  4.  You worry that you won't know enough tunes for an evening or weekend. (Yes)

10 comments on “I may have a problem”

Keith Madison Says:
Thursday, July 5, 2012 @5:22:08 AM


Hankon5 Says:
Thursday, July 5, 2012 @8:49:31 AM

You do have a problem. My diagnosis includes you playing all the Scruggs tunes you can in one sitting and taking a deep breath then call me in the morning!!!!

VancePants Says:
Thursday, July 5, 2012 @3:03:37 PM

Dang Tom... like yer Dave Letterman "Top 10" list approach... great sense o' humor.
Bottom line is ... yer pickin' n' grinin' son!
THE REAL PROBLEM for us late-comers to the banjer is summed up in that all too poignant phrase: "So little time... so many tunes".
Oh, and you totally avoided the SERIAL BANJO BUYIN' AND HOARDIN' affliction... but then again, we're just "investin'" right???

Tom Smith Says:
Friday, July 6, 2012 @2:45:09 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys. Glad you liked it. I woke up silly yesterday morning and this occured to me. It's mostly stolen, accomplished by "copy and paste" and then "find and replace." It occured to me (after the silly wore off) that some folks might be offended. Fortunantly it appears to have been taken in the spirit intended.

Guy Says:
Friday, July 6, 2012 @3:49:16 AM

Thanks for that Tom, it made me chuckle. Certainly wasn't offended.

crankshaft Says:
Friday, July 6, 2012 @11:50:36 AM

Wait till you keep the banjo beside the bed at night instead of a gun just in case a burglar breaks in , you can corner him up and make him listen to your lastes version of Foggy Mt. Breakdown. Now theres a problem ..

Tom Smith Says:
Sunday, July 8, 2012 @10:08:41 AM

LOL. You win!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 @11:48:47 PM

Sense o humor and jo keep u alive.
funny stuff Tom

JanetB Says:
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @10:53:07 AM

Does this cover BHO addiction?

Tom Smith Says:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @3:00:37 AM

Very similar. In fact, a double whammy...

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