I’m thinking erratic mood swings and behaviour here.
There’s bound to be some Alphabetic label for it now, but years ago it was simply unpredictability and treading on egg shells around certain people.
I suppose you could describe me as erratic, as there’s no middle level……. I am either happy (most of the time)………………. or not, but on which days is anyone’s guess.
Everyone’s entitled to an off day, but one lassie I worked with was ‘off’ in varying degrees practically every day, and if she was bordering on sociable rather than snappish, we all thought she was going down with something.
That’s not very kind is it, but although a good worker insomuch as getting the job done, she was not a good mixer with other staff, and most of the time was left on her own, which suited her admirably.
However, get her out of the banking environment and you would not believe it was the same person!
Surprisingly enough, we became friends of sorts, and both of us joined the ten pin bowling league one year. Our styles were completely different and our scores inconsistent and erratic from strikes to complete misses, but we had fun.
She met her husband on a bowling lane, nearly took him out with a back swing as she was taking aim. We lost touch in 1978, so I have no idea if they’re still together. I hope so as they were a good match.
Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge