Everyone has idiosyncrasies. The dictionary states an idiosyncrasy is a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is peculiar to an individual or group.
Today a drug rep came in and bought lunch for the office. For those of you who are not familiar, a drug representative (rep) leaves samples of their drugs. They do this so that the doctor would give out their drugs. In other words, they are legalized drug pushers. You know what they say; the first one is always free. They also leave cups, pens, sticky notes, clocks, etc. – just about anything they can print the name of their drug on.
The rep brought us lunch from one of the nicer restaurants in town - Anthony’s. I had a Seafood Chop Chop Salad, which has crab meat, shrimp, avocados, eggs and tomatoes. I ordered the salad without tomatoes and eggs and extra avocados. It was delicious. I love tomato sauce, tomatoes on my hamburgers or sandwiches, but not in salads. This is probably the strangest one of my food idiosyncrasies because tomatoes come in the same form on sandwiches and burgers that it does in salads. I have no logical explanation for this.
My daughter mocks my food idiosyncrasies. I love fresh strawberries, but I don’t like strawberry flavored foods, like ice cream, pie, jelly, etc. Blueberries are the opposite. I love blueberry pancakes, yogurt and muffins, but I don’t like fresh blueberries. To me blueberries are the "peas" of fruit. I like pea soup but not on it's own. I don't like that they "pop" in my mouth. Hey don’t mock mine and I won’t mock yours.
So what are some of your idiosyncrasies? It’s okay, you know you have them. You’ll feel better if you share.
© Nadine Z. 2007