Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life lesson no. 34

Everyone is fucking nuts.

Growing up, I thought everyone was pretty much the same as I was with the exception of fat and weird Luke Berch, Annabelle James who smelt like piss and Bradley Jones who was the Mormon. When I got older, I decided 10% of the population were 'weird' and the rest were what I considered 'normal'. Then, after realising not everyone liked talking about poo as much as I did, were not freaked out by people touching their elbows and didn't mind feet touching their pillows, it dawned on me that I should probably move over to the minority.

However, after 6 weeks in France and meeting such a broad range of people from all walks of life, I've decided that everyone is delightfully weird in varying degrees. Some people, for instance, only eat with one type of cutlery and freak out if you give them another, others input the number of lengths they've swum in their ten metre pool and then plot it by day, temperature and weather condition. Some find the combination of full moon and humid weather messes up their Shakra which they proceed to tell you about over and over and over again.

There's the saying that there's always someone younger and prettier than you (or is it older and uglier?) but what I'm proud to report back is that there's always someone fucking weirder than you and surely that's a more comforting thought?