Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit

Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.

I have many strange little habits… most of them I’m aware of, but some of them have been brought to my attention.

I think one of the weirdest ‘habits’ that I had, primarily when I was a child, was that I would talk in my sleep… but to the point where I could have a conversation.

I remember my mum telling me several stories about when I was little and she’d come in to check on me when I had gone to bed, and I’d be laying there, sometimes even with my eyes open, and she’d say something to me, and I wouldn’t initially respond.

When I did respond, it was a bit delayed, or even slightly slurred, but mum recalls having several conversations with me. I don’t think I’ve done that since I’ve gotten older, but it intrigues me – being asleep, but still being conscious enough to know that there is somebody talking to me, and able to construct a sentence.

I think one of the quirky habits that I enjoy the most, is that I regularly think of random things that just make me giggle at myself for no reason whatsoever. I could just be sitting here, reading an article online, and at some point there might be a word or a phrase in the article that will make me think of something else completely random, that has absolutely nothing to do with it.

For example, I could read an article, or watch a tv program that will mention something about entrepreneurs, and instantly, my mind will flash back to a sketch from a show called Fast Forward called Entrepreneurs Wives On The Run… and then I’ll sit there and play out the skit in my head, reciting it line by line, and then have a chuckle about it.

I could be watching a show and they mention ‘sweatpants’ and all of sudden I’m reciting the scene from Mean Girls, where Regina George is sitting in the cafeteria with all the other girls, talking about how sweat pants are all that fit her now, since she’s put on weight.

I refer back to my vast encyclopaedia of useless pop-culture references, because that’s pretty much the majority of what lives in my brain.

Whenever it happens, regardless of where I am,I will literally burst into laughter, which always gets a few weird looks. I think that it’s more annoying whenever I’m with Hulk and it happens, because he has no idea what I’m talking about, and I think that it’s probably a quality of mine that he doesn’t necessarily like or enjoy.

 

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