I’m Weird Because | 2018


Yes, it’s that time of the year already where I talk about all things me or as the title suggests, all things ‘weird’ in me.


It is, in fact, the 4th year that I’m doing this post. I must say each time I have actually found it to be really therapeutic not to mention fun. Maybe it’s a way of accepting oneself with the flaws, the scars and the ugliness that we are made up of along with all that considered traditionally beautiful, that makes it so refreshing. The freedom of just putting oneself out there. Whatever the reason though, I absolutely love doing this list. Maybe when I’m 50 years old, I can look into each list and see how much weirder I have got with age?


So, without further ado, here’s the list.


I’m weird because….


I rather be at home in my pajamas reading books than out at a work party.


I love being alone, doing my own thing and it never bothers me or gets on my nerves.


I get paranoid about my grown-up sister when she tells me she’s going to be living in an apartment on the 28th floor for 3 months. In fact, I ban her from going to the balcony at all not that I can actually control her!


I don’t understand why some women ‘need to eat less’ because that’s the ‘girly’ thing to do when in the company of others. The expectation and the urge to follow through on that grosses me out. In fact, when some women make a fuss about not being able to finish a plate of food because it’s ‘too much’, I have this urge to tell them to stop pretending! Yes, I know pretense when I see it.


I cannot listen to constant whining from people. Everybody has problems so please spare me yours. Go write a blog!


I don’t buy lipsticks on my own. I need my sister to approve them. In fact, all my lipsticks have been bought by her because I have no clue what to look for in a lipstick.


I find it hard to trust people the second time around. The fact is I have given enough second chances to people. Not anymore. My life and time are much too precious.


I still drink tea to dip biscuits in it.


I dream about my book being published and Brad Pitt buying its rights to make a movie out of it which wins several Oscars and I walk the red carpet in a dreamy gown with him and Benedict Cumberbatch! (Don’t laugh!) A girl can dream.


I have only recently started liking ice-cream but it is still limited to vanilla.


I miss grossing people out moving around unabashed with my pregnant tummy. Undoubtedly my best time pass when I was pregnant.


I deal with my urge for online shopping by adding things to cart and then closing the app. That way I feel like I’m shopping and still I don’t spend unnecessary money.


It annoys me that people get accolades and success so easily with substandard work as well while I have to work my but off and still zilch. Yes, I’m human and I’m bound to feel bitter sometimes.


After my husband hangs the washed clothes out to dry, I have this innate need to redo it because of course, I think that I do it better than him. I’m incorrigible. No one can help me.


I try to be mindful by reminding myself to be mindful and then I get confused about what really is being mindful!


I don’t like repeating the clothes that I wear to the office at least for a month. So, thank god, I have a sister who wears the same size!


I don’t like going to the parlor or spa. I find it tedious and exhausting.


I still need to watch my sitcoms while having dinner with no disturbance. It is my sacred time and I cannot negotiate on it.


I’m a sucker for women who stand up for themselves and speak about women’s issues. But I have zero respect for women who take advantage of the system and make the fight harder to win for the rest of us. Girl up!


I want to laugh at anyone who shows me a celebrity couple and talks about couple goals.


Men heating their packed lunch boxes at work annoy me because it just reminds me how a woman would have prepared this, how he wouldn’t have had to wake up early to prepare it for himself, how he would stay back at work late and then tell another woman the next day how she should stay back at work too. Men, multitask and then we’ll talk.


I don’t like lending my things. If you want them, buy your own especially when it comes to books.


I cannot sleep without a blanket even in summers (a thin one!) though obviously, the fan is at full speed then.


Well, I think that was enough for this year. Tell me, are you weird too? If so, what makes you so?


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27 thoughts on “I’m Weird Because | 2018”

  1. I’m weird because I can’t stand people talking too much. I’m weird because I’m contemplating giving up my smartphone and switching to the archaic Nokia 3315. I’m weird because I prefer simplification over maximization (damn, that topic’s a whole blog post in itself).

    “Here’s to the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round ones in a square hole……”


  2. Ha ha ha some of these I can relate to πŸ˜‰ Especially the buying lipsticks wala bit. I hardly buy them anyway but will still be clueless. I depend on my friends to help me out.

    Maybe it’s age but a lot of things don’t bother me these days. πŸ˜‰ Or maybe that’s me being weird.

    Still a very fun read, Naba. You should keep up this annual series!
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  3. Just loved all the weirdness listed, and I believe I am weird too….as I still do most of them…
    I wish your dream of the red carpet, comes true

  4. This is a really interesting annual feature, Naba. I dislike whining people too. I feel like telling them do something about it but then I keep my mouth shut. Yes, I hate women who hurt other women’s causes. I also dislike women who gossip a lot, even men for that matter. I have no issue in anyone doing a chore for me even if it is not up to the mark. I am only fussy about hygiene when It comes to cooking. Luckily, the husband and I are equally fussy in that department. πŸ™‚

  5. Hahaha, you are adorable, Naba, not weird. I cannot help but relate to so many of them. We’re quite alike I notice, apart from the obvious pregnancy bit πŸ˜€

    I hate whiny people too and just like Rachna, as much as I want to give them a piece of my mind, I’ve learnt to keep my mouth shut and try to block them out. I do not repeat my clothes for a month or two as well. Sadly for me, I hate sharing my clothes so my wardrobe is loaded and I love to stock up on formal shirts for work. I redo the clothes too after Cal is done with it. I change the order, put them inside out, rearrange them and just do it the way I want it to be. He never notices it πŸ˜›

    People with substandard work and accolades. Uh! I have seen people win awards just because of their years of experience in the project. This annoys me the most, just because they are seniors in the project, they are given the award even if they haven’t lifted a finger for it. Thankfully, I’ve now given up both ice cream and online shopping. Not too fond of the former and got bored of the latter. I love spending time alone with myself too. I just love it! It gives me so much peace. I hate lending things too. Books will be the topmost but I pretty much hate lending other stuff too.

    Never thought much about the men heating their lunch boxes too. But I know from today I’ll be giving them a certain look πŸ˜›

    Loved this post of yours, Naba!
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  6. I have to tell you I have planned for writing my own being weird list for so long, maybe since the time you wrote your last and it has still not materialized. Thus, when I saw your this post I felt a tad jealous and a little miffed with myself with “Dekh Nabanita ne ek aur likh liya aur tera pehla wala bhi nahin likha gaya.” I also thought I had to do it this month being my birthday month and I don’t know where my dabe raaz will take me in the eyes of the readers. Saari bani banayi izzat taak par chali jayegi πŸ˜€
    Okay, coming back to your post. That bit about go start a blog instead of whining to others saw me giggling. Because this is what we do, isn’t it? Whine in writing? Online shopping the way you do is how I do as well. Dipping biscuits in tea, yes. I wouldn’t mind a visit to parlour if I am able to push myself hard, harder, hardest out of the house and if the staff there does their work quietly and don’t indulge in selling hair colour to me. For the last blanket one, I want to challenge you to do it in Delhi or Modinagar πŸ˜›
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  7. Hahaha what’s life without being whimsy your quirkiness is actually cute. I would love take all your books and see your reaction
    I grew out of ice cream phase. Don’t like them anymore.
    And you don’t repeat clothes for a month… i am glad I don’t go to the same office as you. I am a repeat offender

  8. Lol I can actually relate to some of the items on the list. I don’t like lending my books either (although I still do) because some people do not take care of them properly, and sometimes they return the books not in the condition it used to be (IF they didn’t forget to give back what they borrowed from me). However, it’s interesting to know that you have only recently started liking ice-cream, since I have been a big fan of ice cream since forever!

  9. Some of these aren’t weird to me at all! Haha I can totally relate to them!

  10. I’m weird because I was just reading a post about being weird and I actually found out that I do most of the things listed on it… lol.

  11. Ha ha! On some of these things, I am like you. So not weird at all. This is us. I am weird because come what may, I need to have my chai when I come back home. I am weird because I can never be on a diet. I am weird cos I have never been in a gym. Group classes and outdoors is my kind of fun πŸ˜‰ So much to share Naba! I feel like penning a post.

  12. Your post is refreshing! We are all a little weird. But I must say, my husband prepares his own lunches when he was working. He’s now the stay at home dad, and either one of us will set aside my lunch for the next day. I think if our roles were reversed I’d be an “evil” husband taking advantage, expecting my spouse to do everything, but since I’m a woman it seems fine that he and the kids – not so much the kids at times, do the housework, cooking and I work and manage their websites, and bring home take out when he doesn’t want to cook.

  13. This is so nice, funny and I loved it. I also do the adding stuff in the shopping cart then closing it lol. I guess I am weird too.

  14. I’m weird because I do me and don’t care what others think. I say what I want and I dig for the truth before going with the popular opinion.

  15. I remember how you said last time you didn’t like ice-cream πŸ™‚ Good for you, on starting with vanilla!
    I’m Weird because,
    I never used to wear lipstick. This year, this old woman bought her first lipstick. Yep, believe it!
    I always have ‘Friends’ on in the background while working. I just need some background noise. (It’s on right now)
    I do the laundry and fold it but don’t like putting them away in the cupboard. That’s husband’s job. They might be neatly folded and kept on our lounge chair for even two days at a stretch but I won’t put them away! πŸ˜‰
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  16. I think we all have little differences and preferences that make us unique and possibly odd or weird to others. I like that your genuinely honest and I can appreciate your candid openness.

  17. hahaha you are so hilarious! I totally agree – I can’t stand people who constantly whine too, do something about it instead of always complaining right!

  18. I can’t sleep without a blanket so I keep my AC on 66 – 68 at night. You’re a hoot and I found that I have some of the same weirdness as you do especially with putting something in my shopping cart and closing the apps ha.

  19. Haha I chuckled at a lot because I think the same. I guess I’m okay with being weird. I seriously feel weird when I go to events and non of the other bloggers want to eat and I’m pigging out on appetizers like I’m starving. Lol

  20. I am incorrigible too when my husband decides to help me with a chore I normally do . I buy my own lipsticks and I take a lot of time to pick and choose . I don’t enjoy parlour visits either especially longer routines as it’s tough for me to be idle while someone is scrubbing my face . I’d rather do it myself. I can’t stand pretense either and I dip my biscuits in tea too πŸ™‚

  21. I can really relate on this post because most of them i did as well.Being weird is so funny and I like it and sometimes make me crazy.lol

  22. Being weird is unique, we all have our weird ways of doing things. it depends on how you perceive it.

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