posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 11:52 AM
Hey again ATS.
About fifteen minutes ago I accidentally slammed a door behind me. Something that happens to us all no doubt. But my reaction to having slammed the
door was to then, very loudly, say "OUCH!!!"
A quirk. Mine. One of many.
As it happens I understand why I have this particular personality quirk. I was raised in the 70's - a time when Child Protective Services showed up
not to protect kids, but to teach parents how to more effectively beat them - without the nasty leaving of marks and such. And since my parents were
both insane - a slammed door meant an ass kicking... except when the loud noise produced a crying child who'd just yelled "OUCH!!!"
. When the
"couch" was tossed in raving lunatic mom or dad became highly concerned mom or dad.
So, now, some forty years later - I still automatically say "ouch" after I do anything clumsy that causes noise or breakage.
As it happens I might well be the clumsiest adult I know - so this happens often. And ever single time I spend about 30 seconds going "Why do I still
do the ouch thing???"
There ATS. One quirk, from a nearly endless list I have to draw upon. Share some of yours and I will happily throw a few of mine in as things go
Don't be shy! Share the embarassing and highly personal little "isms" about yourself with the world! It's liberating and there's the bonus that most
people here will either never meet you to mock you - or a new UFO story will get posted and they'll forget about whatever it is you posted.
OK ATS. Ball, your court. Go!
ETA (HA TAKE THAT COMPLAINERS OF THE WORLD): I should probably go ahead and mention that the T&C's apply.
edit on 12/10/14 by Hefficide
because: (no reason given)