Genetics are key. We all know that. Some traits are environmental. And there are some that are a combination of both.
For me, I know my sense of humor comes from my dad. I’m still trying to figure out whether it’s nature or nurture, but I finally found out that not all people enjoy this humor. I was in high school when this dawned on me. Since then, our humor has been a great way for my dad and I to bond.
Oh. You want to know how I figured out this little gem?
Sadly, I still remember what brought this eye-opener to bear. We were sitting in our basement, and my parents had friends over, including their daughter who was my sister’s age.
My Dad: So M (my sister) is now working for Byerly’s. She’s been doing a really good job there.
Other Dad: Really? That’s great to hear.
MD: Yep. She started out as a bagger, but they moved her to the frozen yogurt stand because she was so great with people.
OD: You have to be awfully proud.
MD: Oh, I am. I am. If she keeps this up, if she keeps working hard and does such a great job, one day she might get promoted to the produce department.
OD: Oh? That’s a step up from the yogurt stand?
MD: Of course! One day, she might even be top banana.
The silence was deafening. Except for my dad and I chortling. I still think it’s funny.
And now I’ve just lost every one of my blog readers, haven’t I?