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Flaws are what make me who I amPosted Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at 3:35 PM
I noticed the other day, as a society, we sit back and complain about people and their odd behaviors. I found myself complaining about a complainer, and I couldn't help but think, "Oh, the irony."
Silly little things people do get on my nerves, and while I can usually contain myself from saying anything, there are always those days where I just can't hold back.
While we sit here and worry about what other people are doing around us, what about our own little quips? I bet there are things you do that bug people, too.
You didn't think about that, did you?
I took a minute to reflect on all the dumb things I do in a day that may bother the people around me.
I got my daddy's foul mouth honestly. I try to watch what I say, but sometimes those words just slip out -- even when they don't fit the context.
I'm pretty sure that man could make a sailor blush, and despite my attempts to keep it clean, the bad language made it's way to my vocabulary.
I tend to call everyone "dude" or "kid." Men, women, children -- just about everyone. My favorite thing to say when someone does something silly is, "Kids these days!"
Even if that person is twice my age.
One of my biggest quirks is I laugh entirely too much. I think just about everything is funny, I laugh in awkward situations, and I laugh when I have no idea what's going on.
It probably doesn't help I have one of those loud, quick laughs that come out of nowhere and are gone as quickly as it came.
I had a friend in high school that always teased me because there is no descent in my laugh. I just laugh wholeheartedly and then stop all of a sudden.
One thing I do that I had no idea was so annoying -- until someone I spent a significant amount of time with picked it up -- was after someone would say something dumb, I would reply with, "Really?"
Not just a simple question, but one sopping in sarcasm.
Speaking of sarcasm, half the time I don't just answer a question when asked. I am totally sarcastic.
If I run into someone at the grocery store and they ask what I'm doing, I'm always tempted to answer (and sometimes I do) with, "Oh, you know, just looking for wild elephants."
So next time you'd like to smack a coworker for driving you insane, take a second to consider maybe they would like to smack you as well.
(NOTE: It is probably not smart to smack your coworkers for any reason.)
Sabrina is a staff writer for the Greene County Daily World and can be reached by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 847-4487.
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