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Things I Have Never Done

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles that are interesting to her readers.


Most people have done a variety of things which I haven't done. That is not to say I'm an odd ball. I just haven't done some of the things the average person has done. On the other hand, I have done many things that the average person hasn't done. Therefore, I guess we are even.

I haven't done some of these things because I haven't had the interest to do them, and some of them I just haven't gotten around to doing. Don't laugh when you read my list. I'm sure you could come up with a list of your own that would be just as surprising.

I have NEVER done the following things. How about you?


  1. Never lost house keys
  2. Never got locked out of my house
  3. Never had a pet dog or cat


  1. Have never run out of gas
  2. Never gotten locked out of my car
  3. Never lost car keys
  4. Never left keys in a car ignition
  5. Never missed a car inspection
  6. Never owned a car with a sunroof
  7. Never used cruise control
  8. Never used a GPS
  9. Never driven a large vehicle (van, truck, bus)
  10. Never driven longer than three hours at a time
  11. Never been in a car accident
  12. Never changed a flat tire
  13. Never picked up a hitchhiker
  14. Never been a hitchhiker
  15. Never used an uber


  1. Never been fired from a job
  2. Never worked in a store
  3. Never worked in a restaurant or fast food establishment
  4. Never worked in telemarketing


  1. Never shopped on Black Friday
  2. Never worn a wig, extensions or hairpiece of any kind
  3. Never worn clip-on earrings
  4. Never worn a bikini
  5. Never worn a halter top
  6. Never worn a scrunchie
  7. New worn uggs
  8. Never worn stockings with seams
  9. Never worn distressed jeans
  10. Never worn lip gloss
  11. Never used chapstick
  12. Never worn pants to church on Sunday
  13. Never worn stilettos
  14. Never worn false eyelashes
  15. Worn colored contact lenses


  1. Never played a musical instrument
  2. Never sung in a choir
  3. Never listened to a rap song all the way through
  4. Never done karaoke


  1. Never owned a Smartphone
  2. Never programmed a VCR
  3. Never texted a message
  4. Never owned an iPod
  5. Never owned a Kindle
  6. Never owned a Wii


  1. Never been to the White House
  2. Never been to Las Vegas
  3. Never been to Hawaii
  4. Never been to Busch Gardens
  5. Never visited more than one continent other than the one I live on
  6. Never missed a bus, train, or plane
  7. Never have run in a marathon
  8. Never spent all night in an airport or bus depot
  9. Never traveled in the first-class section of an airplane
  10. Never stayed in a room with a balcony on a cruise ship


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  1. Never been in an ambulance
  2. Never worn dentures
  3. Never worn braces
  4. Never been on crutches
  5. Never broken any bones
  6. Never had any body parts replaced
  7. Never had tonsils taken out
  8. Never had major surgery
  9. Never been asleep during childbirth
  10. Never been bitten by a snake, dog, cat, bear, or any other animal


  1. Never eaten sushi
  2. Never eaten raw cookie dough
  3. Never made or eaten grits
  4. Never made deviled eggs
  5. Never eaten eggs over easy
  6. Never eaten a rare meat
  7. Never eaten tofu
  8. Never eaten hummus
  9. Never eaten Nutella
  10. Never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a child
  11. Never canned fruits and vegetables
  12. Never made jams, jelly or preserves
  13. Never used chopsticks
  14. Never been to Starbucks
  15. Never had a martini
  16. Never liked wine
  17. Never liked coffee


  1. Never learned to roller skate
  2. Never ice skated
  3. Never ran in a marathon
  4. Never been hiking or camping
  5. Never slept in a tent
  6. Never had my own tricycle, bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle
  7. Never made a snowman
  8. Never played basketball or softball
  9. Never played Monolopy
  10. Never played golf
  11. Never flown a kite
  12. Never played chess
  13. Never ridden in a hot age balloon
  14. Never been on a roller coaster
  15. Never been on a romantic picnic
  16. Never played poker in a casino


  1. Failed a course in high school, college or seminary
  2. Lost library book
  3. Learned shorthand
  4. Learned geometry or trigonometry
  5. Learned the periodic table


  1. Never been in jail
  2. Never been in a police car
  3. Never been handcuffed
  4. Never held a gun
  5. Never been sued


  1. Never gone a day without writing something
  2. Never gone a day without reading something
  3. Never been without sleep for more one night

Things I Have Done

Even though those are things I have never done, they are nothing compared to the hundreds of things I have done that most people have never done.

To be fair, click on the link below to READ the companion article: "Things I Have Done."

  • Things I Have Done
    I wrote an article about "Things I Have Never Done." Some readers requested that I write a companion article about the "Things I Have Done." So, here it is.


Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on July 02, 2020:

@Margaret Minnicks

I'm definitely checking out the new article!

I see you write a lot of spiritual post. I do to, although in ebook form and posted on Amazon kindle.

Im definitely checking out those post too.

Thanks for the follow. Followed back.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on July 02, 2020:

Farrah, thanks for reading my article and commenting on it. I just posted a companion article, "Things I Have Done." That article balances out the things I have not done.

FYI: I just signed up to follow you. I see some interesting articles of yours I intend to read.

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on July 02, 2020:

Wow! That's quite a lot of 'never-dones'. I'm guessing you are a cautious and meticulous person to not have done some of those things like lose a house key or being in an accident. My husband is that way too and his meticulous quality has come through for us on more than one ocassion.

I, on the other hand, am the scatterbrain of the family and have done over half of your list and then some.

Roslyn on July 01, 2020:

July is my birth month also.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on June 28, 2011:

Amanda, I don't use chap stick because I use an expensive lipstick when I go out. I use Mac lipstick. I was afraid to skip college classes; so I didn't cut any classes either.

Thanks for responding.

Amanda Robinson from Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 28, 2011:

No chap stick?! How do you keep your lips mositurized? :) I enjoyed reading this. Makes me think about some of my own. Here's a good one: Most people have skipped a college class. I never once skipped a class while in college :) Call me a nerd...but I wanted to get my money's worth :)

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 05, 2011:

Betty, you know my style, don't you? I am working on that list.

Betty Johansen on March 05, 2011:

Fascinating! Now I'm waiting for the list of things you HAVE done.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 02, 2011:

Dave, that's exactly the way I feel about it. Thanks for saying it that way.

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on March 02, 2011:

revmjm: there are many things of your list that I have and have not done. I will trust God to lead me to the things that need doing, and hold me back from those that don't need doing.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 01, 2011:

PROGERS, yes it is surprising that some of the things I haven't done, but that's okay because surely I have done some things that make me "average."

Thanks for reading and responding.

PROGERS on March 01, 2011:

I am surprised that you have not done some of the things like lost your house keys, this is more common than uncommon, at least I believe, but I have done many things on the list and some of the things I have not and most of them I enjoyed when I was doing it.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 01, 2011:

Treasuresofheaven, I'm sure you are surprised that I have not done some of the things that the average person has done. On the other hand, I have done many things that the average person has not dared to do. So the two lists balance themselves out.

I am taking your advice and shutting down my computer this afternoon to have some fun!

Sima Ballinger from Michigan on March 01, 2011:

Revmjm this an interesting list. And I am surprised that you have not done many of the things on the list. But on the other hand, it good you have not had to undergo some of the things on the list, especially in the health wellness section.

A delightful read, and something to think about. Vote Up! Now get out and have some fun!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 01, 2011:

Feel free to post something the average person has done that you haven't done.

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