Driving home the other evening from my son's house at the other end of the village, I reflected yet again on how badly I drive, as I am constantly riding the clutch, with the result that my engine frequently over-revs. My son says he always knows when I drive into his yard because the engine is over-revving. How humiliating!
Then I thought, and that's not the only thing I haven't learned to correct after so many years of living. (I've been driving for over 40 years.) I also haven't learned not to cross my ankles when sitting or lying in bed: bad for the circulation and conducive to thromboses. I was told about that in hospital 16 years ago when I first had trouble with my heart. You would think I would make a point of breaking that bad habit, but my body just doesn't feel comfortable at rest unless my ankles are crossed - never mind the risks. I do try. Every time I notice what I'm doing, I uncross them, but back they sneak again a moment or two later.
So what else, I asked myself? This is almost a blog's-worth here. Ah yes! I have this terrible habit of giving things away and then wanting them back --- AND asking for them sometimes. Isn't that beastly? Not straight away, but later when I think they may no longer have a use for them - still jolly bad form. I am really ashamed of that one. I think I have managed to modify it slightly in recent years, but I wish I could undo some of the early occasions.
I am sure I can push this score up to five, was my next thought. Well, yes, I have a tendency to say too much ..... and I interrupt people ..... and I talk with my mouth full. Well, that's three in one, and quite enough for today. I don't know how I can show my face on here after this.
Anyone else like to 'fess up?