I have quirks! I’m sure you do too, right? Let’s see if you find my quirks strange.
If I eat small things like M&Ms, I have to eat them two at a time. One for each side of my mouth. When I was a child I was worried about hurting the feelings of the teeth on the side I didn’t use as much so I developed a habit of what I would call Even Eating. It is only fair after all.
I loathe onions but I love onion rings.
I love to go to fish places not because I like fish (I don’t) but because they always have the best rolls.
I have to go the bathroom right before I get into bed. If my husband talks to me for a while or something I have to go again. I, also, have to go right before watching a movie or I will not make it through the movie.
I still avoid stepping on cracks so I won’t break my mother’s back even though she is already dead.
I make words up all the time. My husband said to me he was worried one day he will wake up and not be able to understand me at all.
For instance: Several of my ancestors were German and I grew up strongly Irish and German Catholic which means my vocab can be a little unusual. We always say the German word, Gesundheit, which means Good Health to You when someone sneezes. It is or should be pronounced [ɡəˈzʊntˈhaıt] or for those not so good with IPA it sounds like “gazoontite”. Well, a few months ago when Baby Bug started sneezing I suddenly completely forgot how to say Gesundheit. I racked my brain and instead of looking it up on Google like a normal person I just guessed. I started saying Guttenstein. It really doesn’t sound anything like Gesundheit. We were in the car and Baby Bug sneezed and I said, “Guttenstein.”
My husband started laughing. ”What the hell did you say?”
Me: ”Guttenstein? Why? Is that not right? I forgot how to say it.”
Hubby: ”Obviously! It is Gesundheit.”
Me: “Oh, that’s right! I couldn’t remember.”
Hubby: ”So you just made it up. You are amazing.”
Me: ”I know.”
Our family now says Guttenstein when someone sneezes.
Another word I made up: Lasterday (it is the same as yesterday but more accurate because yesterday is the last day right?)
What are your quirks? Do you find me too quirky? Is there a line where quirks become crazy?