What Is The Most Surprising Thing About You?

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I could be facetious and say that it would the very thought that I could surprise anyone!

Very few people have been surprised by my one hidden trait. My ability to be violent. When it comes to protecting mine or myself or the weak in a bully/bullied situation, I can become quite violent. The fact that this is normally not me is why it surprises people and because it has been so, also effective. So far that is.

I am now too old and physically incapable of either taking flight or fighting and so I have not had much opportunity to surprise anyone with that trait for quite a while.  So, the chances are very slim that I will surprise any of my readers.

This topic was suggested by Shackman for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently eight of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that effort.  The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order,  AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, PadmumShackman and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, or not at all this week, do give some allowance for that too!

19 thoughts on “What Is The Most Surprising Thing About You?”

  1. i am surprised. well. maybe not.
    i had an uncle (my father’s brother) who was extremely laid back and very mild mannered. he could be pushed and pushed. the thing was …
    when he finally DID get mad… he was white hot. truly probably dangerously so. at least in his younger years. he lived to be about 86 i think. and as he aged he grew even more mellow.
    what is surprising about me?
    well. in spite of my proclivity for talking WAYYYY too much… both in person and on paper or net… i am actually a very… very shy person.
    and i prefer being home alone than with people.
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    1. I think that all of us will have people in our families like the one that you have portrayed here and I am not at all surprised that you are actually a shy person. There are two books on this subject that I will write to you about separately that impressed me a great deal.

    1. I am puzzled, Jean, surprised by you and feeling a little sad for you. You haven’t surprised yourself for a long time? Hos is that possible? Are you a pond or a river?

      I’d have thought in your constant search for self improvement you’d surprise yourself all the time.

      Whatever. My dear Jean, I shall think of something to shake you a little out of your comfort zone and consequently surprise yourself.

      U
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  2. Oh, Ramana. Now see what you have done: I have gone all broody. What a gorgeous baby! Can I have one, please?

    Am I surprised? No, not really. I don’t see you as someone who takes crap from anyone. I wouldn’t even call it “violence” when provoked to physical action defending yourself or others. More like a reflex.

    As you say, Ramana, it’s a younger man’s game. And I have no doubt that it also constitutes a rite of passage when you have to recognize that those days are over.

    Cheers for being so open and honest. I haven’t yet been over to Shackman’s but imagine that he isn’t one to take things lying down either.

    U
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  3. More synchronicity – I too am capable of violence in the extreme. Perhaps mine is not quite so hidden as yours but it exists none the less.

    1. With wrestling and football in the background, I am not surprised. In my case, it was boxing and some very good lessons learnt on the streets of Madras in my teens.

  4. I surprise, particularly close friends often but I’m not sure what is most surprising thing about me – other than I don’t look my “age” or even possibly act it!

    In April 2016, I’m going to entitled to the Gold Card which entitles me all kind of old-age benefits. One of my friends said I will need to prove everytime I show the darn card because looking the right “age” thing 🙂

    Hopefully by that date, I will have acquired the right wrinkles and stuff, I still have a bit of time!

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