Strange Habits Meme
First of all - what are strange manners? This depends on where you live and where (or under which circumstances) you've grown up. As I am from Germany, where punctuality is considered one of the primary virtues, I of course have odd manners as I am the queen of last minute. And beyond. Which means - with giving in fiscal statements, anything just-in-time with a deadline I'm always there directly on the step on ten seconds to 12. Which isn't saving my nerves at all. I don't do it on purpose. Whenever I'm late on an appointment I always feel bad and hope for my appointment that he/she will be late themselves or have a good book with them. And - yes - I like to be in time and I am mostly in my holidays.
Next uncommon manner for a German which is connected to the first - I do have a certain kind of respect towards the government and it's issues - but I neither fear it nor let it be too much shocking to me. I've once seen a threat of punishment of half a million Deutsche Mark (now about 240.000 EUR) and survived it unhurt. So I'm unusual cold-blooded towards threats by government and issues like that. Which referes to No. one again - I'm the Queen of Last minute, and in issues like these without regret.
Three - Eating manners: I was never vegetarian, but especially when I just moved from the farm to the big city I avoided meat by animals I didn't learned to know before. I practise this meant that I brought a food parcel full of beef back from my parents each weekend. People who shared the meal with me weren't really keen on knowing that the steak I was just preparing once belonged to a bull called &Heinrich&... Bus this vanished as I found out there's decent butchers' in Hamburg as well.
Four: I am a girl, I am not prone to tears - but I can cry the same second when I am whitness to injustice or when injustice is happening to me. (Note: This is the direct opposite to Number two, but it's just the other side of the story).
When I was working as a journalist the following was viewed as a strange manner: I still prefare to write the sketches of my stories to paper, whether it's interviews, artist's bios or essays for university. It took me some time to develope a technique to at least write news directly on the keyboard. On the other hand it saved me several times when my dictaphone didn't manage to record and I could rely on my written notes.
Now was it really deviant behaviour? I don't know. I think I'll challenge Paracuda - and the other four please fill out themselves, ok? ;-)