It may not necessarily be peculiar to us, but those close to us identify us with these little quirks which can be sometimes amusing or annoying.
It may or not be found attractive by your close ones, but they live with it out of love for you 😉
Please, there is a huge difference between bad manners and quirkiness. They are not interchangeable.
Some people behave badly and bad manners is not cute, period! I just had a little rant post, about such here.
For instance back home, we have something they call ‘African time’ it totally gets on my nerves.
You invite people for a ‘do’ that is scheduled to start at 2pm and they turn at 5pm and it’s viewed as normal.
I respect people’s time, so, whenever we are invited out back home, I will want to go on time, but my husband, will drag his feet until two hours later before we leave and truth be told, he is usually right, because others start arriving at that time and we are not left coming too early and possibly catching the hostess still in her hair net and night gown.
Personally, I had a habit of eating out of my husbands plate and feeding him tidbits of the day’s events. I wonder why his food always looked tastier – meanwhile, I am the one that prepared it.
The poor guy was askance and it took a while for him to get used to my dipping into his plate.
Funny enough, I have let go of this habit, which I got to realize that I picked up from my mother who used to do exactly the same thing with my dad all through their lives together. I was becoming my mother.
I let it go because my husband tends to eat late and it wasn’t helping my weight matters, now, he is the one trying to coax me to join him – looking for a partner in crime of eating late, though on some days he succeeds in persuading me 😉
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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