Friday, February 10, 2006

I believe the correct term is anal

And before anyone out there gets too excited, I mean as in compulsive. Perv.

I am one of those compulsive types. I'll move a magazine on my desk, just so it runs parallel to the edge. I'll check my alarm clock three or four times before I go to sleep to make sure it's actually turned on. If I see a picture tilted on a wall, I HAVE to straighten it. I have to. It drives me crazy seeing it askew. I don't know why, but I'm just compelled to straighten it.

As an aside, a couple of years ago, I used to date a girl who got a kick out of this. And every time she stayed the night, the next morning, when she would be leaving (she had to go in to work before me, and I'm not a morning person, so I would invariably still be zonked out when she was leaving) she would deliberately tilt one of the pictures in my hallway. The first few times it happened, I didn't think anything of it, would just see the tilted picture and, of course, immediately straighten it. Then I realized it was happening every damn time she was over, and when I asked her if she was doing it, she burst out giggling. The little bitch.

Anyway, this morning, I think I may have reached a new depth.

I'm putting my shaver back on the shelf in the medicine cabinet and it knocks over one of those tiny bottles of shampoo stolen from a hotel (actually, they are there for the taking, so one of those tiny bottles of not stolen shampoo). I sort of saw it fall out of the corner of my eye just as the cabinet door was closing, but, as usual, I was running incredibly late, and, amazingly, did not stop to pick it up.

The problem is, now, I'm actually sitting here thinking about it - I've got to pick that bottle up. I should have done it before I left. Why did I leave it?

And I know the very first thing I'm going to do when I get home is go to the medicine cabinet and pick that damn tiny bottle up and put it right side up.

Oh yes, I have issues.

12 comments:

sparkle twin said...

lol you're effed up!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the girl who used to tilt your picture on purpose?

JBK said...

Not sure, she's probably doing time somewhere.

peebo said...

I have to wach my hands about a 100 times a day. I don't know if thats compulsive or just extra clean?

Anonymous said...

I have to make sure all the labels are facing out on the stuff in my fridge, even though I would know what each bottle in there was even if it was facing the back. But I like to see the labels looking out.

m.w. said...

I cant leave the house without going back to make sure I have locked my door - even if I make a point of saying out loud - now im locking my door, as I'm doing it, to try to remember. But by the time I get to the elevator I've convinced myself that's from yesterday so I have to go back to check it's really locked.

pink sidekick said...

When I hang up my clothes I have to make sure each hanger is facing the same way so that they are all hooked over the bar in the same direction. If one is out of order it drives me crazy if I see it.

Anonymous said...

I NEED to make sure that I take my rings off when I wash my hands and then put them back on again. It probably adds about 5 minutes a day extra to my total hand washings.

Not a hipster said...

Pink sidekick, I do the same thing. My husband never pays attention, so I end up re-hanging everything after he's put the laundry away. I also face every shirt the same way. A bit of OCD.

dead parrot said...

haha I thought that was about butt sex when I got the link but this is just as weird. My phobia is public toilet door handles. I cant touch them and wrap 3 paper towels around them on my way out.

Anonymous said...

dead parrot its not phobias its obessive behavior was the topic. But thanks for sharing your bathroom habits with us lol

Not a hipster said...

Actually, dead parrot, that's a good thing to do. I consider it gross when people don't do it. You should also use a paper towel to turn off the water faucet.

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