I like to think I’m a savvy shopper.
I don’t for example, go grocery shopping (mostly) without a list and I don’t do all my shopping in one store. I’m a bargain hunter. I have to be, I have a husband and two teenage
wolves sons at home. So when Walmart announced they were selling Barilla pasta for the truly amazing price of $1 (per item) well, I zipped on down to get my family’s favourites: spaghetti (No.5), fettucinne, rigatoni and penne lisce.
I got there, debit card ready and like a many armed octopus swept the shelves clean of spaghetti (No.5), fettucinne and penne lisce but hesitated before a solitary box of rigatoni.
This is where I admit to my problem. A strange little quirk (like many others) that drives my husband MAD and my friends even CRAZIER.
quirk: a peculiar behavioral habit.
I cannot take the last item of anything on a shelf. It is impossible. I find I can stretch my arm out and run my greedy little fingers over the desired item’s wrapping or casing but I cannot physically take it because it is the Last Item On The Shelf.
I know of people who cannot use that last sliver of soap or have to stir cream or sugar in a clockwise motion before drinking their cup of coffee but I feel very alone in this quirk.
As undoubtedly does that box of rigatoni.
Charlie Barsotti’s famous cartoon.
Do you have any strange quirks?