Don’t Be WeirdPosted: August 15, 2013
“Don’t be weird.” Is something I tell myself on a daily basis. For example, I am in Sigma Alpha Iota, and today was our band camp cookout where we feed the marching band. Like life always goes, there was a slight hiccup and being the person I am, I got stressed. It wasn’t anything life or death, people would have understood, but because I am a control freak, I lost my crap.
Instead of being rational and trying to not lose it, I went to another person and told them how frustrated I was, and then another, and then another. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that I realized no one cared (not even the 300 hungry band members) except me. Now that I think about it the above story is probably not so much weird as it is obsessive and controlling…. Oops…
The personality faults just keep on coming folks!!!
But here are a few REAL examples of weird:
I read textbooks for fun because I love knowing things.
I can’t pee in the dark without careful concentration.
I don’t understand why parents give their children’s genitals nick names.
I almost always share to much information even when people don’t ask for it.
And if you aren’t convinced yet read this and then tell me I’m not weird.
I was out eating yogurt with some friends and they were telling a story about tie dye on garbage bags with red dye and how suspicious it looked. I piped in without thinking and said “Garbage bags would be more likely to leak or rip carrying a body. I would use a shower curtain, and duct tape then fold it like a burrito.” Now in my head the burrito thing was funny so I chuckled a bit. Everyone at the table stopped and looked at me. Tell me that doesn’t sound like something a serial killer would say? Go on, I will wait while you find the courage to lie to me…..
Can’t do it can you? I thought it was logical, most of my friends thought it was creepy. In the following moments I told myself to put my weird away and never speak of it again, but my friends being the people they are, have never let me forget it.
Now that I am in my last year of undergrad and I will be meeting new people and getting ready for graduate school I am slightly worried that my weird won’t come off as endearing or quirky, but rather creepy, and frightening.