August 21, 2019 by phicks2012
In this day and age of DNA testing for heritage and for genes relating to particular traits, I am moved to wonder if there just might conceivably be genes relating to more practical things like sense of humor, toilet repair, or taste in TV Programming.
Genes dictate whether we’re tall or short, dark or light, blond, brunette or redhead, and probably have a lot to do with whether or not we have problems with things like weight. We may be genetically predisposed to suffer from certain diseases and/or conditions, and it sometimes appears that things like talent and intelligence may run in families, too. But how about practical specifics?
Some people just seem to have been born with or without particular traits. I mean, have you ever met someone totally lacking in a functional sense of humor? I have. Maybe he or she simply doesn’t find anything at all funny, or maybe they simply have no judgment regarding what is or is not an absolute riot, and would laugh at a train wreck.
Since I place a high premium on intelligence and humor, and originality — and love being around smart, funny, creative people — I find that I look for those traits in others. So, while I’m not at all sure that genetic manipulation is a totally wonderful idea, it would be sort of awesome if we could isolate THAT DNA!
Likewise, some people seem totally lacking in the Handyman Gene. They couldn’t fix a sandwich, and would call for a repairman if they broke wind. I have rental tenants like that, and friends too. Everything they have is always broken simply because they don’t take care of their stuff — and frankly because they very simply could break an anvil. I’m pretty sure some of them couldn’t figure out how to use a hammer or a screwdriver, and think a wrench wears a bustier and works in a tavern. 😉
And what is it with Television Producers (and viewers) who think programs like “Ex On the Beach” and “Jerry Springer” are quality TV? Do they lack something in their genetic code that might allow them to recognize bad taste and stupidity, or were they very literally dropped on their heads as children by parents too busy watching “Celebrity Boxing”, “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo” or “The Celebrity Apprentice”? 😉
Thinking maybe I need to do a bit more research on DNA, huh?. 😉