Andrea "quirks? what quirks?" Jones -circa 2008
Ok, for some reason I just felt like taking a stroll down memory lane the other day. Somehow, my thoughts reverted back to a conversation I had with a boy I once dated in college. Now, it should be noted, at the time, I really liked this boy. He was probably the boy I liked the most before meeting Camaron. Ok, here is how the conversation he and I had one day went down:
We were driving somewhere to meet up with some of our friends. We were discussing one of our friends and how it was a little surprising to us that she was homeschooled. In the past, most people I met who were fully homeschooled were a little socially-awkward (some more than others). I really don't want to offend anyone who read this who has been homeschooled, but in most cases this just seems to be true (it's not always a bad thing, just a unique thing). Well, I think I said something like "from the few times I've been around her, I wouldn't have thought she was homeschooled. I didn't really notice anything out of the ordinary" Then bf said something like "I don't know, she definitely has some quirks." This lead me to wonder if she even knew she came off this way; if she even knew she had these "quirks." So I mentioned that to bf, and then I said, "What is we have quirks we don't even know about? What is they're talking about our quirks in their car right now?!"
Then I did the dumb thing and asked the bf if I had a quirk I was unaware of. And do you know what this kid did? He said yes! But he refused to tell me what it was, of course. So I was just left there feeling dumb and trying not to do anything I normally did, because it could be "the quirk." Who tells someone that they have something wrong with them, and refuses to divulge what it is??? That only makes it obvious that it's something horrible that the person can never change about themselves (that's what I figured anyway).
I still don't know what my quirk was. My only guess is that it may have had to do with being too hilarious or too good at Guitar Hero...
My favorite is that my best friend later told me that she was very glad when we broke up (yes we eventually broke up). "I was never a fan" was what she said -why she never informed me of that earlier, I'll never know (jk, it's because she's super nice and let me figure out he was lame on my own).
So I guess what I'm getting at is that you should never ask someone if you have something wrong with you that you are unaware of. And if you happen to break that rule, get rid of them if they answer "yes."