Last week the Daily Mail reported that Scotsman Jim Dunbar suffers from ‘chronic lateness’. Jim Dunbar had tried everything – even wearing a watch, for example! This can be a disadvantage in life, except when you’re late for your own funeral.
In the old days things were far less complicated. Your neighbour wasn’t autistic, just the ‘quiet type’, and a nervous person was simply neurotic. Nowadays everything has a medical label.
The number of syndromes is endless. Take the people who think that Michelle Obama is the most beautiful woman on earth. Simply lock them up for a day with Naomi Campbell or Halle Berry, is my suggestion.
Actually, I suffer from chronic supermarket visiting. This in turn is caused by the ‘never buy anything in advance’ syndrome. But behaviour isn’t a disease.