The Oddities of Human Nature

As a general rule, I don’t approve of e-mail forwards. I get particularly tired of the ones that threaten dire consequences if you don’t immediately forward it on to 10 of your closest friends. Or the ones that claim there’s a sick kid somewhere whose last wish is that you be part of a giant e-mail chain letter that extends around the globe.

But every once in a while, I get an e-mail forward in which I find some small amount of value. I received one this week with the header “Truths for Mature Humans.” It contained 30-some humorous observations, and there were several in particular that struck a chord.

I won’t share the whole thing, but here are a few of my favorites, which I prefer to call The Oddities of Human Nature.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

There is great need for a sarcasm font.

Bad decisions make good stories.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

 

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