I hope that everyone has at least one.
They have a habit, or quirk,or idiosyncrasy that just DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Not necessarily a bad habit, like overeating or smoking. Those habits actually make perfect sense. They make you feel good or fulfill a chemical dependency, even if they aren’t good for you. I’m talking about doing something just because, even when you know, in your heart of hearts, that the doing is just plain silly.
Mine is iced tea. Not drinking iced tea – which I do a lot of. I mean A LOT. I have been known to drink a whole gallon (not exaggerating!) of iced tea in one day. (Unsweetened and unflavored, thank you very much.) This is a perfectly sensible habit, because it slakes the thirst and tastes good (to me, at least). The quirk, though, is that I must drink it out of the same glass when I am at home. Always.
I use a give-away (it looks like a glass, but is made of plastic or lexan. Glass? Cup? I don’t know) from Burger King. It is from the movie The Lion King, which appeared in theaters in – wait for it – 1994. So I have been drinking my iced tea out of the same glass for upwards of 15 years. I put it in the dishwasher occasionally, but I am always nervous and edgy when I do so. I drink out of a plastic disposable cup during those frantic hours when my cup is not available. When I take my iced tea with me in the car, the cup goes with me. Don’t believe me? Here’s pictorial proof:
The new glass (on EBay).
My glass today. I know, it makes no sense. Tell me I am not alone, though. Tell me your silly habit.