3 strange things about me

It’s fair to say that the definition of abnormal is something that is “not normal”. There are 3 things about me that I think are relatively unusual. One is physiological and the others are…well, mental.

1. I have a tiny hole  along my spinal cord. A classmate of mine first noticed it back in 1995. I don’t know where it came from – it doesn’t hurt – and it’s still there. A pin can go right through…. I should probably have it looked at, right?

2. I remember almost everyone I’ve ever met. The name may be gone but not the face. So I find myself  saying, ‘I’ve met you before…’ quite often. My brain works like a catalogue and flips through likely locations of encounter. I get it right 4 out of 5 times. It used to bother me because most times, the person doesn’t remember at all. It’s more frightening for my victim when I say, ‘you work at the council office, right?’ or ‘how’s your daughter doing now?’ or ‘how did that house improvement project go?’ What can I say? I remember stuff like that.

3. I sometimes smile when I’m very angry. Somebody makes a condescending or sarcastic comment and I play ignorant, like I have no idea what is being insinuated. Then I imagine that a fierce wind is blowing the person away or that their head explodes. A smile emerges on my face and my victim thinks I’m stupid or oblivious. Little do they know that they’re dead to me…

Who out there is stranger than me?

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Comments

  1. C’mon, Kemi…there’s only 3?
    #1 has me intrigued…can’t imagine what that is.
    #2 says you are in the right feild: business, but you should be in sales. Good memories for faces are always good sales people
    #3 classic…love it

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  2. I sometimes smile when I’m very angry… you added a nice story 🙂

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  3. One of my many weird things is that I ‘always’ notice when someone has their hair done; cut; washed; coloured; styled – anything.

    I am quite worried about it actually; I am far too observant about hair!

    Another was my ability to remember, for years, the details if a conversation – verbatim! Annoyed the hell out of people with that one :D.

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  4. Oh, I really like #3. I’m going to have to try that.

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