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Things I’ve Never Done, But You Probably Have – Riggs’ Top Five

John Riggs, Townsquare Media
There are tons of things we can all relate with when it comes to doing something. Most of us have flown in a plane, most of us have been on the Space Needle, but you run into people who haven't from time to time. Sure, I've had some great experiences – I've met celebrities; been backstage to numerous concerts. I've even tried rocky mountain oysters (seriously, they're not bad) but I bet you've done some things I haven't. Not just *amazing* things either – regular, every day-type things. Here are five things I've never done, but I bet you have.

Flickr, bsabarnowl
Flickr, bsabarnowl


I’ve Never Been In A Limousine



“But haven't you been in radio for a while and have given away hundreds upon thousands of free limo rides?” Yes, yes I have, but it doesn't mean that I've been in one myself. I sure have given away that experience to many others, but experience is for the winner of that contest, not for me. I've never ridden in a limo, but I have peeked inside a few – which doesn't count for anything.




I’ve Never Eaten A Big Mac



Surprise! That 'Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun' have never touched my lips in that combination. I have a good reason, too. My body won't let me have ketchup, mustard or mayo. I think I had a traumatic childhood experience or something once upon a time but if what I'm eating has any of those items on it, my body rejects it – violently. If it's mixed in so I don't know it's there like a classic meatloaf recipe, I'm fine. The word 'Special Sauce' always scares me, too. If I don't know what's in it, leave me out of it. More often than not, the special sauce is usually a combination using those ingredients in the first place. Since I'm the douche who orders a “cheeseburger, plain”, I've never had a reason to order a Big Mac.


I’ve Never Broken A Bone In My Body



Unless you count teeth as bone, I've been very fortunate to have never broken a bone in my body. Even in my backyard wrestling days when my friend and I would suplex and bodyslam each other in my backyard off a picnic table (which represented our top rope) we always played it safe. I was never big on skateboarding or other extreme sports nor did I play sports in high school so I never did much that would get me to break any of my bones – knock on wood.


Flickr, Richard Masoner
Flickr, Richard Masoner


I’ve Never Ridden A Bike



“Hello, my name is John, I'm 34 years old and I don't know how to ride a bike.” Not that I don't know how to ride a bike, I get that your momentum keeps you upright, going back to the 'no broken bones' idea, I never wanted to do anything I didn't have 100% control over. It never looked fun or practical. I was a pedestrian for most of my early life, walking everywhere, and never had the money for a bike so it was never a priority. Sure, I could've asked for one for my birthday or Christmas, but when I wouldn't get what I really wanted like a Sega Genesis. Riding bikes was never for me.


Flickr, Torben Bjørn Hansen
Flickr, Torben Bjørn Hansen


I’ve Never Been Stoned



I can neither confirm nor deny the fact that I've never tried marijuana, nor can I confirm nor deny the fact that I've never tried marijuana while drinking heavily in my 20's. One time at the dentist I opted for the nitrous to put me in la-la land and I had a reverse effect. I felt like I was strapped down and couldn't move which was a feeling I didn't care for, me, being claustrophobic. When I got the awareness and strength to tell my dentist that, I knew it was something I didn't want to experience ever again with anything. If I felt like that with a safe dose of nitrous, no telling what the other stuff would make me feel like – and I don't wanna know.


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