When we were in high school, Paige and I thought certain (specific) things were hilarious: our history teacher Ms. Lee, the song Dr. Bombay, and the Martin Short movie Clifford - which, one night we tried showing to our friends. It bombed! They didn’t “get” the wacky humor at all and we were devastated. “How are we friends with these people?” we thought. It was an existential crisis.
I had a similar moment recently. It was Saturday night and my friends and I were chatting about what we were going to do Sunday night. I said, “Well, we all know what I like do: eat popcorn and watch Columbo.” To that, a friend of mine said, “Are you serious? (insert look of superiority here) Isn’t that show like, for old people?”
Oh no, she didn’t!
I mean, aren't friends supposed to understand your quirks? Brittany would probably never watch Columbo, but at least she gets why I like it. That’s not asking so much, is it? All we want at the end of the day are our guilty pleasures to be confirmed by the ones we respect. That's pretty much why we have twitter isn't it? To say to the world, "I'm watching 7th Heaven right now and eating NIlla wafers" and not be embarrassed about it.
Here’s another example of what I’m talking about, that I found two friends of mine discussing on Facebook:
Friend 1: "We watched Drop Dead Gorgeous last night...but he didn't 'get it' :( Best in Show and Romy and Michelle are a no then?"
Friend 2: "How can u not get drop dead gorgeous?! Did he even find the dancing jesus funny?? Or "the swan ate my baby"!"
Your turn. Please chime in with all the so-called "weird" things that you love, below!