Open Thread Posted by Oaktown Girl, 19 Oct 2007 05:26 pm
What’s Your Quirk?
I’m part of the ho-hum right handed majority. In honor of the MLB playoffs, let’s just say if my profile were on a baseball card, it would look like this -
Yes, there’s no doubt about it. I’m absolutely, positively, right handed.
Except when I’m left-handed.
No, I’m not ambidextrous. I’m what you might call, “selectively left-handed”, and there’s absolutely no rhyme or reason to the things that are a struggle for me to do with my right hand, or can ONLY do with my left. Here’s a partial list:
-Using a fork (but get this…not a spoon!!)
-Using chopsticks (cannot do at all with right hand. Not. At. All.)
-Using a computer mouse
-Brushing my teeth
-Using the telephone (speaking, not dialing)
-Wrist watch (goes on the right hand so I can fasten the buckle with my left - no can do the other way around).
Mostly this lefty quirk presents itself in the workplace when someone else has to use my computer for whatever reason. They sit at my chair, and their right hand fumbles for a mouse that isn’t there. Then comes the befuddled glance at the location where the mouse should be, and then they give me “the look”. “The look” is, “Oh yeah. You’re one of them“. Usually “the look” is a jokingly derisive smirk, though sometimes it’s frustrated exasperation. I offer to move the mouse to the other side, but, “No, no. It’s OK” - and they cross their right arm across their body all the way to the other side of the keyboard to use the mouse. It looks like they are trying to play a game of seated “Twister”, and it’s brutal to watch.
So here’s the question: What’s your quirk? Are you the only Jets fan in a family of Giants fans? Do you have two differently colored eyes? Sexually attracted to Republicans? Behavioral, physical, mental, doesn’t matter. Go ahead and share. Nothing’s too big, too small, or too weird. I want to hear about you, but no points deducted for talking about someone else’s quirk. For all I know, your quirk is that you’re a person of incredibly high integrity, except for the fact that you’re a horrible gossip.
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