I have a bit of a weird confession.
Yesterday we had a barbecue. (That’s not the confession. That’s not at all weird).
I nearly didn’t though, because I didn’t want to go and buy burgers and buns.
I don’t know why, but I have a bit of an issue with doing stuff that lots of other people are doing. I just don’t like it. It’s hard to understand why, as I don’t judge other people for buying burger buns just because it’s sunny. I’m not secretly standing behind you at the checkout, mocking you inside my head for taking advantage of the nice weather, so why do I judge myself?
I think it’s because it makes me feel a bit stupid and gullible, as though someone is watching and going ‘haha! You fell for it!’. Or it might be a form of stubbornness, where I don’t want to do it just because I probably should.
Perhaps I have some issues.
It’s not just burger buns either, there are plenty of other similar things I don’t like to do:
- I don’t like to eat out on occasions like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
- I actually don’t like Valentine’s Day full stop, and especially don’t like buying things in the shape of hearts, or pink chocolates.
- I don’t like buying suntan lotion in the summer.
- I don’t like buying an umbrella if it’s raining, or worst still, looking like it might rain soon.
- I don’t like buying insurance for things unless it’s a legal requirement.
Is this normal?
I’ve always just assumed it was, but lately, seeing so many people casually buying burger buns without any sense of shame, I’m beginning to suspect it’s just me…
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