State Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For the Record

There is a fantastic conversation going on over at about OCD. She’s highlighted a few of her obsessive compulsive tendencies and asked others to do the same. The responses are great. Oddly enough, toilet paper rolls seem to be a popular subject.

Now, I know I have many of these obsessive compulsive tendencies but unfortunately, any specifics are completely escaping me at the moment. I’ll have to think on that. My favorite response though is this one from thacker:

What? No obsessions about discovering someone else’s obsessions and then, occasionally and with discretion, re-arranging those things?

I used to do this to my mother all of the time with some magnets on her fridge. The magnets have a certain pattern or relation to each other. I would go and rearrange them when she wasn’t looking and then see how long it took her to notice.

The best was many years ago when my sister had a boyfriend who was equal parts OCD and mischievously evil. He discovered that this collection of gnomes that my mother had which resided on top of the television had a very particular order. Every time he came over he would rearrange the gnomes or move them. After many months of this, my mother got so feed up with it that she got a glass display case made for the gnomes. They been peacefully encased ever since.

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1. Molly E. Holzschlag

Hehehe, the gnome re-arrangement story is brilliant 😀

2. kj

move your finger.