So if my arm reaches out and knocks out the nearby stupid idiot with the t-shirt portraying our new fuhrer with his insipid “hope” logo, I have a medical out?
“Zee whole point of zee doomsdahy machine iz that you TELL PEOPLE U HAVE IT!” But seriously some times my hands work on their own as my mind goes off on a fishing trip. Should I be concerned?
That must be what my daughter was thinking about the day she confessed that she was anxiously awaiting my swearing in as a US citizen because "then you will speak like everybody else".
I knew a young man who was afflicted by this, and other things, almost spontaneously, when serving with the US Army in Germany. The local doctors called it “the secretary syndrome”, as the four or five people who developed whatever it was were clerical workers. He was a company clerk.
He discovered his problem when at home, sitting in a chair watching TV. He felt something brush his left cheek, then a second or two later, his left hand hit him on the face. He was scared silly to see his left arm jumping around like a fish out of water.
Before he could get to the emergency room, he appeared to show facial symptoms of a stroke. But they tested his blood thoroughly and there were none of the chemical indicators of a stroke present.
After that time, he started developing “fixations”. He would be talking to you, and halfway through a sentence, suddenly something would catch his eye and he would be hypnotized by it, sitting or standing there, frozen and staring.
Almost needless to say, the Army gave him a medical “profile” that he joked “even prohibited him from using crayons.” They never did come through with a proper diagnosis, but gave him 100% disability, and what he called a “platinum card” for the VA.