You’ve watched everything on Netflix, read all your books, and you’ve done so much scrolling on your phone that your thumb could win a bodybuilding contest. Now you face total boredom. But don’t lose hope. There are still plenty of fun things to do.
Play ‘Can we go to Ikea?’ drinking game
A simple game. Go to your preferred expats Facebook page. Refresh every ten minutes. Drink a shot whenever someone posts, “I know this has been asked before, but are we allowed to go to…”
Try to make a pool reservation
Ideal for those who love a real challenge. Go to a swimming pool online reservation page. See that it’s booked for the next five days. Wait between one minute and 24 hours for an opening to suddenly pop up. Summon the spirit of Usain Bolt into your fingertip and click “reserve now.” Go to check out. “No longer available.” Repeat.
Taste hand sanitizer
With your nose, not your mouth, you wino. This activity is all about the sensory experience. Go to a shop. Slowly pump hand sanitizer from the dispenser. Become one with the liquid as it splashes on your skin. Rub. Inhale. Is that pure grain alcohol, the kind Russian sailors drink when they’re out of vodka and are 1000 kilometers away from port? Lovely. Hints of kerosene. And a touch of floor cleaner.
Count the Audis
Some people say that one of five cars in Luxembourg is an Audi, and some insist it’s more like one out of three. Why not settle this dispute once and for all? Stand on a corner for a few hours and note which cars you see. Publish your results.
You might want to check with an expert first, but it seems like eating a big handful of grass would be a fun way to protest restaurants being closed, save yourself a few euros in food expenses, and appreciate what it’s like being a cow.
Try exciting new condiments
Did you know you can buy curry-flavored ketchup? Or mayonnaise infused with garlic? Neither did we. Who knows what sorts of fun new condiments you can find at your supermarket.
Go on a walk through town
Yes, like simple folk used to do in the olden times. If you want, dress up like a 19th century peasant and walk with a stick. When you pass a car, point and loudly say, “Look at what the scientists did.”
Improve your clapping
You think you know how to clap, but do you really? Palms aligned, or palms perpendicular? Cupped, or not cupped? Steady rhythm, or throw some variation in? Hours of fun for the whole family. Commend yourself for becoming a better clapper by giving yourself a hand.
Originally published by RTL Today on February 18, 2021