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So you thought you were the only one?

IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
This is inspired from the shampoo bottle-reading part of the last chat thread. Apparently I'm not the only one who reads the back of shampoo bottles when I'm bored on the toilet. So what other odd habits do people have that might not be so unique?

I think most of mine stem from a mild case of OCD. I systematically shampoo my hair in quadrants because it's too long and thick to wash thoroughly with one application of shampoo. I will only drink bottled water, and only cook with Brita-filtered water. All of my clothes in the closet face left and are organized by label and style (Gap, Express/Long-sleeve, short-sleeve, collared), and all hanger hooks open inward. Basically I'm really anal.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2007
    All of my clothes in the closet face left and are organized by label and style (Gap, Express/Long-sleeve, short-sleeve, collared), and all hanger hooks open inward. Basically I'm really anal.

    I... do all of that.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    Elki wrote: »
    All of my clothes in the closet face left and are organized by label and style (Gap, Express/Long-sleeve, short-sleeve, collared), and all hanger hooks open inward. Basically I'm really anal.

    I... do all of that.

    Neurotic love!

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww. :P

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sometimes I hang my clothes in my closet.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    I really, really enjoy squeezing black-heads.

    I have to not do it, because they invariable become pimples if I do, but goddamn there are few things more satisfying in this world than a glob of cebum being excreted from one of your pores.

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    ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I find it completely impossible to listen to a mix of music. It's one band and one band only for a number of weeks until I move on to another one. I cannot tolerate mixed CDs with multiple artists and I absolutely hate it when someone is listening to a CD (in a car, for example) and skips to the next song before the first one finishes playing. Not bad if it's only a second or two and they're trying to find the right track, but why would you let a song play halfway through and -then- switch it!?

    Oh, and before I play any video games, I always quickly dust off the console with compressed air and clean off the disc. I always check the bottoms of discs when I pick them up. I am completely anal about scratches and fingerprints (hate rented games for this reason), but I'm guessing this sort of thing isn't very rare around here.

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    IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Sometimes I hang my clothes in my closet.

    You sound like my boyfriend :P

    Raise your hand if you believe the floor is a large, low-lying shelf.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Sometimes I hang my clothes in my closet.

    You sound like my boyfriend :P

    Raise your hand if you believe the floor is a large, low-lying shelf.

    *raises hand*

    But usually I'm too lazy to even put things on it. I just leave them in the dryer. :P

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    so this is a thread for ocd impulses?

    I'm just checking.

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    redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Sometimes I hang my clothes in my closet.

    You sound like my boyfriend :P

    Raise your hand if you believe the floor is a large, low-lying shelf.

    umm...

    really any sort of flat surface. There isn't a whole lot of floor left.

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    IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Variable wrote: »
    so this is a thread for ocd impulses?

    I'm just checking.

    Haha, no, not really. Please share whatever idiosyncrasies you have :)

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    redx wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Sometimes I hang my clothes in my closet.

    You sound like my boyfriend :P

    Raise your hand if you believe the floor is a large, low-lying shelf.

    umm...

    really any sort of flat surface. There isn't a whole lot of floor left.

    What he said.

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Variable wrote: »
    so this is a thread for ocd impulses?

    I'm just checking.

    Check back later just to be sure.

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    _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    I only have three pairs of pants.

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    I only have three pairs of pants.

    Let's see, I have two pairs of shorts, three pairs of jeans (well, really four, but one is beat to shit), two pairs of cargo pants, but one is too small/missing its button, and other I simply don't wear.

    Oh, and also pants that are part of my suit, but I don't think that really counts.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

    I pour large portions of the bag into my mouth at once. It's like candy-coated crack or something.

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

    I pour large portions of the bag into my mouth at once. It's like candy-coated crack or something.

    Eating all of that waxed paper is probably not healthy.

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    _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    I only have three pairs of pants.

    I own six pairs. I only wear 3 of them.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

    I pour large portions of the bag into my mouth at once. It's like candy-coated crack or something.

    Eating all of that waxed paper is probably not healthy.

    Not the ACTUAL bag, the candies in it you dolt!

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

    I pour large portions of the bag into my mouth at once. It's like candy-coated crack or something.

    Eating all of that waxed paper is probably not healthy.

    Not the ACTUAL bag, the candies in it you dolt!

    The candies are individually wrapped in wax paper...

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    Emo-man to the rescue!


    If anything, and I mean anything I see has an adjustable numeric display, I have to have it at a multiple of 5. I get exceedingly uncomfortable when things aren't ending in either 5 or 0, and I've been this way my entire life. I didn't realize I did it until I broke every digital clock in the house and replaced them all with novelty analog alarm clocks, i.e. Garfield clocks, Star Wars clocks, and several Beatles clocks.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    mrflippy wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    yalborap wrote: »
    mrflippy wrote: »
    I eat Starbursts in color (flavor) order:
    1. Yellow (lemon)
    2. Red (cherry)
    3. Orange (orange)
    4. Pink (strawberry)

    Sometimes I switch up Red and Orange. :o

    I pour large portions of the bag into my mouth at once. It's like candy-coated crack or something.

    Eating all of that waxed paper is probably not healthy.

    Not the ACTUAL bag, the candies in it you dolt!

    The candies are individually wrapped in wax paper...

    ...Woops, was thinking of skittles.

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    When I go out to eat with other people, I refuse to order my food until everyone else has, because I hate ordering the same food as someone else. I usually only break this rule if I know I'm getting something that other people won't get, or if we're somewhere with very limited choices. My wife will sometimes change her order to the same thing I order. An Abbot and Costello type routine generally results. :P

    Whenever I do something weird or silly that makes other people laugh, and they ask me to do it again, I never do. I'm not a fucking trained monkey.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    Emo-man to the rescue!


    If anything, and I mean anything I see has an adjustable numeric display, I have to have it at a multiple of 5. I get exceedingly uncomfortable when things aren't ending in either 5 or 0, and I've been this way my entire life. I didn't realize I did it until I broke every digital clock in the house and replaced them all with novelty analog alarm clocks, i.e. Garfield clocks, Star Wars clocks, and several Beatles clocks.

    My friend does this. Whenever I'm in his car, if I turn up his stereo I have to make sure it's at a multiple of five.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    suilimeA wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    Emo-man to the rescue!


    If anything, and I mean anything I see has an adjustable numeric display, I have to have it at a multiple of 5. I get exceedingly uncomfortable when things aren't ending in either 5 or 0, and I've been this way my entire life. I didn't realize I did it until I broke every digital clock in the house and replaced them all with novelty analog alarm clocks, i.e. Garfield clocks, Star Wars clocks, and several Beatles clocks.

    My friend does this. Whenever I'm in his car, if I turn up his stereo I have to make sure it's at a multiple of five.

    I turn stereos and such to a multiple of 11 whenever possible.

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    IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    suilimeA wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    Emo-man to the rescue!


    If anything, and I mean anything I see has an adjustable numeric display, I have to have it at a multiple of 5. I get exceedingly uncomfortable when things aren't ending in either 5 or 0, and I've been this way my entire life. I didn't realize I did it until I broke every digital clock in the house and replaced them all with novelty analog alarm clocks, i.e. Garfield clocks, Star Wars clocks, and several Beatles clocks.

    My friend does this. Whenever I'm in his car, if I turn up his stereo I have to make sure it's at a multiple of five.

    I turn stereos and such to a multiple of 11 whenever possible.

    :^:

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If there is a side dish I must eat it first.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    If you ever want to feel like you are going crazy, try reading the back of Dr. Bronner's shampoo when you are in the bathroom.

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    IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    If there is a side dish I must eat it first.

    That kinda makes sense, cuz if you can't finish it and bring the rest home, you're a lot more likely to be willing to eat reheated main dishes than reheated side dishes, cuz often side dishes don't keep well.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    I turn stereos and such to a multiple of 11 whenever possible.

    :^:
    These two know where it's at.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    If there is a side dish I must eat it first.

    I eat my food in order quite often, eating all of one part of the meal, then another, then another. So, for example, if I'm having spaghetti with salad and a piece of garlic bread, I'd have the garlic bread first, then the spaghetti, then finally the salad.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Hardly any of the stuff discussed is indicative of obsessive-compulsive disorder or behavior. Maybe some of the organizational stuff, but not necessarily and from the sound of what's been discussed in the thread so far, almost definitely not.

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    suilimeA wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    I wear the same clothes every day. Black T-shirt with khaki pants.

    Emo-man to the rescue!


    If anything, and I mean anything I see has an adjustable numeric display, I have to have it at a multiple of 5. I get exceedingly uncomfortable when things aren't ending in either 5 or 0, and I've been this way my entire life. I didn't realize I did it until I broke every digital clock in the house and replaced them all with novelty analog alarm clocks, i.e. Garfield clocks, Star Wars clocks, and several Beatles clocks.

    My friend does this. Whenever I'm in his car, if I turn up his stereo I have to make sure it's at a multiple of five.

    I turn stereos and such to a multiple of 11 whenever possible.

    For me its odd numbers. If theres a digital number it has to be odd numbers. If I'm riding in a friends car and I see the volume number, I will reach up to the radio and turn it one step higher or lower if they wont turn it for me. I get a serious feeling of I'm going to die in a second if that number isn't changed.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The numbers thing is definitely OCDish, though.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    The numbers thing is definitely OCDish, though.

    I had a patient during my first internship that lined up his french fries, toothpicks, pens and pencils, match sticks, etc. Any objects that came in straight lines, he aligned every single one of them before doing anything with them. It took hi two hours to eat Mc Donald's or Burger King or anything like that.

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    redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    so, driving:

    I put a fair amount of effort into not hitting the little lane marker reflectors. Like, the ones on the road when I change lanes or make left turns across a few lanes.

    Put a lot of thought into what the very fastest way to get somewhere is. Like, you know how many lights, stop signs and like school zones and shit, are any given way of driving most places you go? Maybe not the number off the top of your head but you could figure it out in under a minute, and it affects how you drive?

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This is inspired from the shampoo bottle-reading part of the last chat thread. Apparently I'm not the only one who reads the back of shampoo bottles when I'm bored on the toilet.

    I almost never have to read the back of shampoo bottles, as I keep books in the toilet. I've read almost my entire P. G. Wodehouse collection with my trousers round my ankles.

    When I lay up glasses or bottles or whatever at the hotel where I work, I have a thing for patterns - concentric circles, lines, alternating styles of glass or whatever. With most other stuff, I'm as messy as hell - I thought that the heating in my university room was on the fritz until I remembered that there is underfloor heating in my building - as such, all the heat was being transferred directly to my discarded clothes.

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    The numbers thing is definitely OCDish, though.

    I had a patient during my first internship that lined up his french fries, toothpicks, pens and pencils, match sticks, etc. Any objects that came in straight lines, he aligned every single one of them before doing anything with them. It took hi two hours to eat Mc Donald's or Burger King or anything like that.

    Am I a bad person for imagining someone coming in and accidentally knocking over his table right before he finishes?

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited September 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    The numbers thing is definitely OCDish, though.

    I had a patient during my first internship that lined up his french fries, toothpicks, pens and pencils, match sticks, etc. Any objects that came in straight lines, he aligned every single one of them before doing anything with them. It took hi two hours to eat Mc Donald's or Burger King or anything like that.

    Why...why didn't he just stop ordering fries?

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