Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Even Have OCD

There is something about fruits that puts me on my guard. Bananas, oranges, mangoes, apples - the entire lot. They bear a medicinal face, making me reluctant to purchase.

I'm slightly nervous around dogs too. I dont trust them much. I'm sure I'd be at complete ease, displaying inspirational bravado and courage in the face of adversity, in the company of a man-eating tiger. But not so much dogs. The best I can summon is a superficial cool and an unfettered nonchalance, spoiled slightly by cautious, nervous steps to always maintain a safe distance (lest it suddenly decide to jump).

I dont even have a favourite toothpaste or deodorant brand. I'm always switching from one to the other. Oh, remind me to buy a new toothbrush later, will you? Its been a while.

I dont walk across the border of the tiles on marble floors. In case they're too small for me to step inside, I step exactly half inside each.

I'm paranoid about handwriting. Every line must be perfectly horizontal. The 't' should be perfectly crossed. And the 'i' should be dotted just right. Not too bold. And not too lightly either. The 'a' should not resemble an 'o'. And letters wont be connected in groups of more than two.

How about you? Which absolutely normal, everyday things are you strange about?


ami said...

Don't you let me get started. The list is sca-aaary! *gulps*

kyra said...

i slap people's hands if i see them biting their nails.
i can't stand dog ears. i MUST use a bookmark when i'm reading.
i can only read when i'm lying down.
i HAVE to read before i go to bed.
i MUST have tea in the morning.
i only like my mom's tea.
i must have fish on a regular basis.
i hate walking in late.
i MUST correct spelling errors.

Confused & Baffled said...