Would You Like Some OCD with That?

I have quirks. Little things that some might say are OCD tendencies. Unlike Jenny, author of “The Devil in the Details,” they are not enough to bring my life to a grinding halt. They are just … strange.

– Whenever I get gas, I absolutely must end on a quarter of a dollar amount. $21.25, $21.50, $21.75, or $22.00. I can’t stop the pump at $21.63, ever.

– The margarine, butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, or anything else similar to that, must be level across the top. Smooth. No huge knife gouges into it. I will take the time to smooth it out if someone creates a huge hole in it. I can’t stand looking at it until it is fixed.

– When I’m at a restaurant that allows you to get your own drink, I have to get my Coke from the Coke tap furthest to the right. If there is only one tap, I’m fine. But if there are two, I have to use the one on the right. Always.

I’m sure there are more, but as I read Devil in the Details, I tried to focus on mine to see what issues I had. I told you mine … now it’s your turn to tell me yours!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

14 replies on “Would You Like Some OCD with That?”

I check frequently to make sure I lock the door when I’m home, mostly because I have forgotten to do it. When I leave, I turn the key hard enough to cause pain, so if I wonder a short while later if I locked the door, I’ll feel the pain and be reminded that I did. I hate stepping on cracks on the sidewalk. I’m sure there’s something else, but I can’t think of it.

Didn’t know you had those tendencies, Christine. I can’t think of any I have. As a child when I stayed at my Grandma’s I had to get out of bed repeatedly to make sure this small closet door to the attic was closed. Repeatedly check it. Don’t have any now!

Ok, I have to add to my list now. The closet doors must be shut when I go to bed. Closed, all the way. I’m often convinced that I left the curling iron on or the door unlocked when I leave the house. And I prefer to avoid sidewalk cracks.

when i lived in California, i sometimes stopped for gas at a local station when i was running on fumes. i didn’t want to put too much of their expensive gas in my car, so i decided to pump $6.66 worth. a few weeks later, i returned and did the same thing. this time, they were visibly disturbed. i only did it one time after that, and they were VERY visibly disturbed.

I always stir the cream and sugar in my coffee and then take a sip of it with the spoon. Always.
I drop my keys into my backpack when getting out of the car and then always unzip it to make sure they are really there before shutting the door.
I never eat the “last one” of anything.

I like for my trip odometer and real odometer to match perfectly so I can watch them turn over to the next big numbers at the same time. I’ve gotten so mad (to myself) when someone resets the trip odometer to use if for what it was made for LOL. I have to wait until the next zero turn-over to reset it, then the next zero (tens), ect…

I get so weirdly excited when they’re both about to turn over on a big number, like 10,000 (but it has to be BOTH, or I don’t get excited ha ha). If it’s getting close to within about 20 miles away, I’ll try to make sure I’ll be on a slow moving, quiet road so I’ll be able to watch w/o endangering anyone.

I think it’s very weird something like that can get me so thrilled, but as long as I’m careful about watching it during slow times, I allow myself my weirdo indulgence LOL

People actually notice what side of the roll the toilet paper’s on? I’ve never thought of that before!

Only OCD-ish thing I do is when I’m at work, I prefer to have two work related sites open first on Firefox. Other than that, I can’t think of anything I do that would fit in with your original post.

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