I like the word “quirk”; it’s quirky. A much better term than “weird” to describe the little idiosyncrasies that make me, me.
Here are a few more quirks that make me, me. Share some of yours below, I would love to hear them!
1. Pens: Once I start using a pen, it becomes “my” pen. And I hate for people to take my pen. When I worked with another company, I had a very recognizable pen. And when it went missing, I walked around each person’s desk until I found it, at which point I said “That’s my pen and I’m taking it back now. Thanks.” 🙂
2. Pillow placement: My pillow is completely warped. It starts out normal and over time, due to my neurosis, gets warped into something hardly recognizable. I can’t sleep with my head in the middle of my pillow, like normal folk. My head has to be on a bottom corner of either side. But then the pillow fluffs up too much around my head, so I beat it into submission so the part I’m actually resting on is really full and firm. And if it takes me 10 minutes to get it “just right”, then my husband has to listen to me shift around and beat my pillow for 10 minutes until it’s “just right”. I’m sure he loves it 🙂
3. Liquid/soggy oatmeal: I hate liquid-y oatmeal. Oh, I put water in my oatmeal before cooking it but very sparingly. Currently, I’m loving oatmeal with hot cereal and protein powder. Still hate it liquid-y. If this happens, I add more protein powder to thicken it up. It must be borderline sludge for me to like it. If it’s mildly runny and I can’t do anything about it, it ruins my meal slightly and I don’t enjoy it as much.
Stay tuned for more quirks next week. I have a million of them…