DP Daily Prompt: Cousin It

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We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family who’s that person, and what is it that earned him that reputation?

My eccentric relative is my first cousin, he never seems to know how to behave in a large gathering. His passion is eating, he does not seem to know, basic courtesy, such as when food is served, he must wait for others to join in before he can dive into the food directly from the dish, he doesn’t have the know how that he must put the food in his plate before devouring it.

We were embarrassed by him a few times but he was completely unaware why we all disliked him.

We were convinced he was lacking the grey matter which we all  need to comprehend how things work. He’d take out his books in the middle of the afternoon and read as loud as was possible, yet when it was  time for results  the loud voice he used to study didn’t help him, he failed each time. I wonder was he trying to let us know he can read or what  compelled him to read so loud when no one paid  attention.

We always wanted to know why he failed repeatedly, and why he was doing so badly when it seemed he was studying diligently,  I think, perhaps this was  his way   to get attention, which the poor guy never got!

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6 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Cousin It

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. As Sonya says, there’s always one person in every family who is a bit eccentric. And thank goodness for those people, as they often show us that life can be a dance to a different drum.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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