Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peer Influence

Once upon a time, in high school, I was in choir. I can't remember where we were, but it was before a concert, and I was near a roll of Scotch tape. I pulled a piece of tape off and wound it around my finger.

"Why are you putting tape on your finger?" someone asked.

Not wanting to appear an idiot by admitting that I like sticking tape on my hands and then pulling it off again (it's sticky!), I said, "I'm starting a new thing. We should all put tape on our fingers to remind us to 'stick' together."

I wish I were making this up. It makes me feel better to know that I was 0% serious.

But you know what happened? My friends (God bless them) put tape on their fingers. And then other people did too. Seriously. Tape on their fingers.

We went out there like that, and I fingered my tape as I sang, thinking, "People are so weird."


Schmath said...

Ha ha. That sounds vaguely familiar.

ol' Bob said...

If someone is willing to lead, some others will follow. Be careful whom you follow.

elegyrl said...

This made me smile! I love reading your blog! I tend to smile a lot while doing so! Hope you're having a great weekend!