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Sunday, 15 April 2018


This reminds me of an observation some comedian made: Nobody gets divorced because they hate their spouse. You divorce because the other person puts the toilet paper roll on wrong. Of course it could be they squeeze the toothpaste from the middle.


My favorite is: “Wherever you go, there you are.”

Not sure, but I think I'm quoting from one of Steve Lopez's columns, when he worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer: He wrote that his mother often said, something like, "Everybody is a bit weird, once you get to know them."

Except for me, of course. Everything I do is rational. (Don't) ask my wife.

....Or you do like the person, but still find that habit really annoying.
The first time my sister met my wife, about 4 months before we got married, we went out to dinner. About halfway through the meal I was blowing my nose (allergies and vasomotor rhinitis, harmless but annoying), and my sister smiled and nudged my (future) wife. "Did you notice that? He blows his nose at every meal. Get used to it".
My partner looked at me with a sigh and said, "No, I never really noticed that. But now that you mention it, you're right. Every darned meal".
Nearly 40 years later, my wife still gives me an eye roll when I blow my nose at the table.
Thanks, Sis.

"Idiotsyncrasies" are how my wife describes my myriad quirks. Hers, of course, are endearing. 'Nuff said.


Yes, there is that. Toothpaste caps, hair on soap, lid left up, labels not fronted, out of TP, no gas in the car, OD on checking account, no clean socks, crackers in bed, what's not to LOVE ?

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