Brief From Grocer – IDC #14

March 13, 2012

Here’s a check in by Jude and me from our local grocer. I wanted to shoot a video by myself in a public place with lots people around. I am uncomfortable doing this. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

I happened to go at probably the busiest time of the week and the store was packed! I found myself wandering the store for longer than I’d like to admit looking for an area without tons of people.

This video is part of the I Don’t Care Project.

The I Don’t Care Project = 1 “Uncomfortable Situation” Every Week.

We’ve realized how much what we do, say, and the decisions we make are influenced by what others may think.

The I Don’t Care Project is our way of counteracting that. We intentionally put ourselves in“uncomfortable situations” in hopes of overcoming this fear. These “uncomfortable situations” may include things like doing something other than what is normal and expected or voicing our opinions and beliefs more often.

To do your own IDC and share it in your own IDC post, click here.

Read more about the IDC Project.
View our completed “uncomfortable situations.”

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  • Ann J Musico March 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Jude is absolutely adorable! It’s great that he’s so friendly and social – my oldest son was like that – smiling at everyone and that in turn drew people to him as well. That’s how it works though – even the Bible says to show yourself friendly if you want to have friends!

    • Michael Good March 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Thanks, Ann. I’m amazing how much of a difference being friendly and smiling makes. I’m reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People” right now by Dale Carnegie and he talks a lot about that.

      I’m curious. Does your son have a more outgoing, social personality?

  • robclinton March 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Wow, Jude is precious… He was really into what you’re doing and looking into that camera… Too cute! 🙂 But congrats fulfilling IDC#14 from the Super Market!

    • Michael Good March 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Yeah, Rob. I think he was waiting for the flash. He’s so used to us taking pictures of him, he’s used to it. Wasn’t smiling here, though. 🙂

  • adlib247 March 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Wait, so was the project “going to the grocery store with your son”?

    • Michael Good March 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

      You know, I didn’t make that very clear. Thanks! The challenge was to do a video in a public place with lots of people around. I had to hold the video camera out and talk while with people next to me shopping for their food.

      • adlib247 March 15, 2012 at 10:27 am

        That’s so funny! One person’s IDC challenge would be another’s (my) idea of a good time! 🙂

        • Michael Good March 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

          So true, isn’t it, Dave? I’m wondering, what would be an IDC challenge for you?

          For some reason, I’m thinking you’re not as affected by what others may think…

  • Marianne Clements March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am


    Jude is so cute. Good for you on doing things with which you aren’t comfortable.

    Have a Victorious Day!
    Marianne Clements
    Victory Christian Coaching

    • Michael Good March 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Hey thanks, Marianne. Yep, trying to lessen how much we’re influenced by what others may think.

  • Stephen March 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Jude looked like he was having a great time with his dad. Those moments are so priceless. Keep it up!

  • Stephen March 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Jude looked like he was having a great time with his dad. Those moments are so priceless. Keep it up!

    • Michael Good March 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      I think he was having fun. Although, his stare was in full force during the video. 😉

  • Char March 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Good for you. Again, I am inspired!

    • Michael Good March 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Hey thanks, Char. I’m still waiting for your IDC. 😉 (if you want)

  • Char March 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    And Jude is adorable!!!

  • Laura March 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I love this, Michael! You and Claudia have put together such a fun blog! Glad you found me on twitter– although it’s mostly my running blog world, so I’m not too exciting on there. I haven’t really announced that blog to my personal sphere of friends, but people are slowly finding it anyway! 🙂 It’s just been a fun way to connect with other runners.

    • Michael Good March 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks, Laura! It looks like you’re doing some really neat things over there. I’m considering running a 10 miler in a few months and you gave me added inspiration!

  • jasonvandehey March 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Interesting IDC project. If it’s hard for you, then it’s worth doing! Jude is cute. Love how he was really mesmorized by the camera, and then going back and forth between you and it.

    • Michael Good March 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Jason, I know! I went into it thinking that it was going to be a no biggie, but the longer I spent in there, the more I second guessed myself. I think it was worse because it was just me and Jude. When Claudia and I are together, we can spur each other on.

  • Michael Wright March 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Glad you’re knocking your IDC list out! In today’s tech savvy world, people seem to be doing more of this in public and it’s getting to be “normal”. As such, it still draws alot of attention to you because they are probably thinking “Is that going to be on Youtube or the news or some investigating report?
    Jude is a cutie. Who do people say he “looks like”? When my daughter was much younger, my family said my daughter looked like me, my wife’s family says she looked like her…it gets kinda comical after a while. I say if Jude had a beard, he’d definitely look like you, Michael! 🙂

    • Michael Good March 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks for the input, Michael. You’re right, it is less of an oddity now. Telling myself that didn’t seem to help though. 🙂

      We get both of us for who Jude looks like, but probably mostly Claudia. It sounds like your families were a little biased, but that’s OK. 🙂

  • Rob Coburn March 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for giving me hope to continue to build our list. You look like this project is working well for you. Gear video. Blessings, @missioncoach