Yesterday I realized something about my social interaction with others previously unnoticed. When I first meet or am introduced to another adult at some point they ask if I have children. I can’t remember asking that question of someone else. Ever. As I thought about it I couldn’t imagine that I needed to. Whether you have kids or not isn’t important to me. Isn’t that odd?


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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  1. Well, hmmm. I don’t think it’s odd for a person without children not to inquire about children. I don’t have pets, so I doubt I’d ever be the one to ask the first “Do you have any pets?” question. I think when I first meet someone, I tend to look for some common ground on which to stand and converse.

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