Does a habit tell something about you?

@raydene (9874)
United States
August 15, 2008 1:17pm CST
I was introduced to a new person while speaking to a friend. My friend asked if I had finished the new horse jigsaw puzzle that she had given me and before I could answer the other person said "Oh you're one of those!" I didn't know what it meant. Do you all have any idea what a puzzle person or a horse person or a puzzle horse person is? I thought it a bit rude. Thoughts?
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@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Ohhh, so you're one of those, you don't just like puzzles or horses, you like horse puzzles. LOL that does come across a bit rude of her. I think I would have asked her 'and just what is one of those?' and see what she had to say then. Or I would have popped off with 'Yep, I'm one of those dreaded puzzle horse people you hear about in the news all the time!'
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• United States
16 Aug 08
lol
• United States
15 Aug 08
IMO bad mannered and rude. That person would have no chance in becoming anyone I would care to associate with. ....I like jigsaw puzzles myself and enjoy doing them on line.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 08
Hmmm not only was she rude but also very presumptious too, how dare she judge you, because she has no right to do that, it's like me ma, whenever I tell someone I don't work straight away they judge me and I find it embarrassing and also rude at their response. Saying one of those, would raise my heckles for sure and straight away I'd think I don't like you missy. What you do is your business and no has the right to judge you or make passing unnecessary comments.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
22 Aug 08
well,sometimes there are some of habits that are usuallyu associated with some set of people but these sometimes get misunderstood but its funny how this person concluded i think you need to ask him what he meant by that statement
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I also enjoy doing puzzles. I like crossword puzzles. It exercises my brain and relaxes me. I like horses as well. The neighbor owns horses and has asked me to ride with them which I probably will do. I used to ride a lot when I was younger. I also like to ride Harley's. Some of our habits do tell a little bit about us. I feel it is a glimpse into a person. Habits don't ever tell you everything. I am a neat freak at work but not at home. Distractions can also tell things about us and how we handle things. People are multi-faceted. As for the comment that person made, yes, it was a bit rude but let it go. It might not have been meant to be rude. Perhaps, the person had an experience that was unpleasant and it must have made a lasting impression. Allow the person to get to know that you are unique.
• United States
16 Aug 08
I am 26 years and grew up watching my grandparents both doing puzzles, I remember their back room devoted to just their puzzles and now my mom is very into puzzles and has her own table and I suspect I will do the same soon one day once the kids go off to school but I bet nobody would ever guess that it is something that could sustain me because I am the most spur of the moment people I know and people like that about me so like the previous post, we all differ and I think most times we hold off talking about personal interest and hobbies anyways because we dont want others to disapprove of us but maybe we would find others who we wouldnt suspect partook in such things. I like to be the oddball and will not hold back in sharing what makes me an individual and if they have some gripe about it then I'd rather not have their company anyway because that just shows a lack of openmindedness and whats the fun of someone who stays tucked into their little boxes, it goes both ways.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I wouldn't be overly concerned about this person's remarks, raydene. Some people tend to place everyone into a specific category. I have often been referred to as bookish, a loner, and, I'm sure, other unflattering terms. It does not bother me a bit. I say, be proud of who you are and continue to enjoy whatever it is that you enjoy.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
16 Aug 08
Some people seem to think that a puzzle person is someone brainy who can work out very quickly where every piece fits in. The larger the puzzle, the more intelligent, lol. Then there is the other interpretation of what a puzzle person is like. Someone with a lot of patience, very meticulous, who will spend hours on end until everything is finished. Introvert and not very adventurous. I've heard all these "instructive" comments at a friend's house. She had invited a couple of people and after a delicious dinner, some drinks and a good laugh, someone mentioned that she "the hostess" loved doing puzzles. That's when all these comments were made. I also thought it was rude and reflected their ignorance. You can be an outgoing person, who loves adventure, even though you do puzzles. We don't all fit into a category, but there are always people who try to classify everyone. XXX Dana, who also likes "puzzling".
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Aug 08
Habits can tell us something about a person, but I think the fact that you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles and such has nothing to do with having a "habit". You just plain and simply enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles! What's the big deal? I love doing jigsaw puzzles, I can spend hours at them. I think this person was well out of order, very rude in fact. I wouldn't let it bother you - they have the problem, not you Raydene.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I would have considered it to be rude - and I don't have the slightest idea what "one of those" was supposed to mean. A lot of people would rather put together puzzles or do other things that just be glued to the TV or computer and I see nothing wrong with that!
@ellie333 (21029)
15 Aug 08
Hi Raydene, Yes they were rude but when I went through a stage of doing jigsaw puzzles it was when I was personally trying to fit all the pieces of my life back together again and found puzzles very therapuetic so maybe they viewed you in that way, who knows. I do enjoy a puzzle but haven't done one for a while now. The other other time I went through doing puzzles all the time was when I was bedridden after an accident and it kept me mentally stimulated whilst being immobile. Ellie :D