How many of you have weird habits?
For example, when I walk past things, I tend to touch them. For example, when I walk down the stairs at work, there is a soffit overhead that I usually reach up and touch. Often when I walk through doorways, I touch the doorknob or doorjamb. When we walk through department stores, I feel the fabrics of the clothing on the racks (not on other people, of course).
Another (possibly weird) habit is that I almost always smell food before I eat it or use it in cooking. This is perhaps less weird as it serves a practical purpose (ensuring that the food hasn’t gone bad), but it has become so second nature as to be described as a habit.
I’m sure I have others that I can’t think of, or of which I’m not aware, but I wanted to hear from you to find out what sorts of weird habits my readers have. So let’s hear it — tell us about your weird habits by leaving a comment.
Update: I thought of another one! I can’t believe I forgot to mention this as it’s one of my favorites. I love (love!) to peel that static plastic off of new products. You know the kind; it usually comes on plastic stuff (for example, the screens of mobile phones) to protect it. There’s a similar plastic film that has a slight stickiness to it that I don’t care for quite as much, but I do still enjoy peeling it off as well.0 People like this. Be the first!