Morning drive time for me is usually a relaxing fifteen minutes, when I can let my mind drift to the coming weekend and activities planned with my husband and family. Although I try not to let my thoughts wander too far from the road in front of me, sometimes the drone of my tires on the macadam lulls me into a dream state. Not so today. Between the pounding rain, which my wipers fought valiantly but to little effect, the whipping wind and the wet pavement, my life depended on my total focus on the job at hand. So concentrated was I on driving that I almost missed my favorite DJ, Jeff Elliott (107.9 WIRK) talking about a new USA Today poll on what constitutes normalcy.
Does anyone really know what normal is? One person’s normal is another person’s abnormal and vice versa. Crazy to me is sane to someone else. For instance, I think dinner in a Japanese restaurant that includes an appetizer of live guppies swimming in broth is nuts, but my husband really enjoys them. Me, I’ll have fries with my tempura.
Anyway, somehow Elliott’s commentary on the USA Today survey leaked into my consciousness and fired up my brain cells. The more I pondered “normal,” the more I realized how impossible it would be to find a definitive answer. Like Alice in Wonderland, I became “Curiouser and curiouser!”
As soon as I reached my office and had my computer up and running, I found the website and took the quiz. Here’s the link:
For now, I won’t tell you my results as I think a little mystery adds to one’s appeal – or rejection. Take the test for yourself. If you show me yours, I’ll show you mind….results, that is.
BTW: the quiz is really more a percentages game of how many people agree with you on a few random questions. Keep in mind that just because your answers agree with the majority of pollsters doesn’t make you sane. If you’ve been reading the newspapers and watching the television daily, you know that crazy is much more prevalent in this world. Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?
Damn, there’s another booger in my nose I just can’t reach! (You’ll understand soon enough.)