As a writer I’m always on the look out for interesting quirks that will make a character come alive on the page. Not so long ago, I met such a quirky character.
It was at a birthday party and she was serving the chocolate cake.
Now you know as well as I do that when there’s a choice between chocolate and white cake, the chocolate always disappears more quickly.
Well, not at this birthday party!
This sweet, cheery, smiling woman didn’t seem to realize that running her finger along the knife to clear off excess icing and then licking her finger and then using that licked finger to do it again and again was…uh, unappetizing. Oh, who am I kidding?
It was really gross. But too funny!
At one point the woman carried a piece of cake to a chair-bound guest and you never saw so many others swoop in to try to dish up their own piece of cake before she returned!
Your Turn: Any quirky characters in your life?
Oh yeah, Sandra, I would have been one of those RUSHING to get mine while she was away from the cake!! At a family cookout, when I saw a SIL dumping the chicken onto grill right from the store package….I decided to eat a hot dog!! lol
ooh, good thinking, Jackie. I got food poisoning once from barbequed chicken. Not pretty.
That is hilarious, and yes, rather disgusting. 🙂 I smiled at a woman sitting in her car the other day and she honked her horn at me. I told myself it must have been on accident.
Oh that is strange. And of course my fiction brain is thinking that she thinks you’re some sort of stalker or that you’re cheating with her husband or … ok I’ve got to stop. 🙂
Very funny, Sandra. Ewww and funny. I’m always looking out for quirky characters.