The Light Nazi - He's a wonderful man I really look up to, admire and love. But, he cannot leave a light on. He seems to have a compulsion to turn off each and every night he passes. Now, I try to turn off lights if no one's in a room to save electricity and all that...but if I plan to return to that room soon, I leave it on in the interim. He doesn't.
This prompted discussion. Does it cost/use more electricity to turn lights on and off so much....or to leave them on? Well, we looked it up and talked about it a lot...and it turns out that turning lights off does the most benefit. Well, I'll be. He's right.
He's still the Light Nazi, but at least he's RIGHT.
Next there's the No-Left-Turn, Slightly-Looney Lady - Another person I love and has so many wonderful qualities, but today we're going to focus on her quirks. Because they're so fun to share. As you probably guessed, this family member does NOT make left turns. She will go out of her way (way out of her way) to take a different route to avoid all left-hand turns. It's mystifying, mind-boggling and a complete maze to follow.
She also doesn't like gated communities. She thinks they're snooty. And, garages on the front of the house? Nope, she doesn't like those either. Tacky, in her opinion.
So, what did we do? We moved into a house in a gated community with a front-facing garage on a left-turn only street. hehe Ok, our neighborhood isn't gated, but the rest is true!
Another quirky family member is the Blood Hounder. She is smart, intelligent and a good person...but she won't give blood. She feels like she is giving away her life force. I'm not making this stuff up people.
Can you imagine her hatred of mosquitos? Those little bastards have been draining my kids' life force all summer!
And, finally, at least for tonight, our last quirky relative is the Doomsdayer. Surely everyone has a person like this in their family. He fell for the Y2K conspiracists. He had stockpiles of cash, cans and guns in his home. And, he also tends to fall for those religious nuts that have totally bizarre beliefs that the rest of us gawk at in amazement. Bless his heart, he wants to believe in something. He's just a bit dramatic about it.
Once again, I feel like I need to remind everyone that I love these people listed above. All of em. And, I'm not denying my own quirks. (surely I have some?) We all have quirks or weirdness that others would be amazed at. Are you brave enough to share yours?
Here are a few hints at mine: