I think everyone has a teensy bit of OCD in them.
(I’m talking minor silly OCD tendencies, not full-blown Jack Nicholson in ‘As Good As It Gets’)
For example, my mother has to turn all the lights and electricity off, the minute you leave a room. Growing up I would be watching TV, get up to go to the bathroom, and come back and the room would be completely dark and silent.
A few years ago I worked with a girl who would check her alarm 47 times before she could peacefully drift off to sleep.
And I love my favorite house flipper Jeff Lewis on BRAVO, who will move a planter a quarter of an inch in every direction for twenty minutes.
I am not above admitting that I have a FEW things that make me a little bit…quirky.
My Own Little OCD
• Locked doors.
I am a FREAK when it comes to locking doors. I have been known on many occasions to get up out of bed to double-check to make sure the house is secure.
Number of times this happens a week: 3
• The car alarm.
I will beep the car two or three times after getting out. (You know, in case the first one didn’t take?) ((I have also been known to creep out of bed and point my keys out the upstairs hallway window at 3am…just to be sure))
• The grocery store.
Two things here:
One, I have to make my list out in the order the items appear in the store (Ridiculous, right?).
Two, I must unload my cart and place my grocery items on the conveyor belt in the order in which I’d like them bagged.
Number of times nothing is bagged how I like: every time
Okay, this one is a little strange/weak, but I’m not a fan when you read one of my magazines before I do.
EXTRA ANNOYING: when you read my new magazine TO me.
• Milk dates.
(I don’t think this qualifies as OCD, but you can definitely put it in the category of ‘things that make kk slightly…eccentric’) I obsess over the date stamp on milk. If milk’s Sell By date is today, I might drink it. If it’s dated yesterday, forget it.
I KNOW I’m not the only one with these – um, idiosyncrasies.
What are YOUR “healthy obsessions”???