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Old 06-21-07, 07:43 PM   #1
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What do you get OCD about?

I'm not going to lie, in certain cases I get really OCD about things.

Generally, I get really OCD about anything that I've set my mind on. It can be anything. Like if I want to get a new bike, or I want to do something, I get super OCD about it to the point that everyone tells me to shut up and to stop talking about it. For example, the day my motherboard died on our old computer, I took it to 7 places to see where I could get it done the cheapest, and where could I take it to have it diagnosed for free. Eventually I convinced the guy at Compusa to check it out he told me exactly what was wrong. But I spent hours doing this, because I wanted my damn computer fixed! When I got home my brother told me he had never seen me get so serious about anything. I was probably gone 3 hours doing this.

What about you?
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Oh I don't think you want ME to answer this.

It's really a problem with me. That's all I gotta say.
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Old 06-21-07, 07:51 PM   #3
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I saw a T-shirt with "does 'anal retentive' have a hyphen?" printed across the front. I liked it until I realized that the "d" in "does" wasn't capitalized.
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Old 06-21-07, 07:54 PM   #4
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Oh I don't think you want ME to answer this.

It's really a problem with me. That's all I gotta say.
Yes I do. I require full complete answers in my threads. I'm OCD like that.
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Old 06-21-07, 07:55 PM   #5
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Doing construction work better for customers than I would for myself. That and car maintainance.
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I have Tourette syndrome, so I get OCD about damned near everything. Though I'm getting better.
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One thing I'm really un OCD about is my bikes and the car. I could care less if I scratch or better yet chip paint on my car or bike frame. I make a point of slamming my bike into the ground especially when I'm physically exhausted from a climb.
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I saw a T-shirt with "does 'anal retentive' have a hyphen?" printed across the front. I liked it until I realized that the "d" in "does" wasn't capitalized.
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work. i'm a CADD technician by vocation, and it gives me all the chance i want to express my anal retentiveness. i get pretty nutzoid about it sometimes.

occasionally, i'll freak out on my kitchen and scrub the whole thing, top to bottom, for no apparent reason.
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Old 06-21-07, 09:30 PM   #10
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I saw a T-shirt with "does 'anal retentive' have a hyphen?" printed across the front. I liked it until I realized that the "d" in "does" wasn't capitalized.

i like the one that says "I have CDO. It's OCD, but with the letters in alphabetical order like they should be"

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I get all OCD on making sure all the eyes in my head collection point directly at the cardboard cutout of Explody Pup.
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Old 06-21-07, 09:35 PM   #12
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First thing that comes to mind is my damn mouse pad.. It's round and has just a little writing on it.. I'm constantly repositioning it so the writing is at the bottom.

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I face all the labels on the beer bottles in my fridge. Must be a carryover from work.
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1) When cooking, I like to clean up the kitchen and wash all the pots and pans BEFORE I sit down to eat. Even if the food gets cold.

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2) When peeing, I flush the handle midstream.

3) Whenever I walk thru the fitness center at my apartments, I turn off all the lights and AC if nobody is using it.
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I get OCD-like with organizing absolutely anything. I once organized my closest by type of article of clothing then by color. Another great example would be my school binders. I have binders for every one of my classes and each binder has a tab for each week with the respective notes within each. I can't think of any at the moment so I'll get back to this.
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I actually hate the fact OCD is used to lightly here (on bikeforums). With my fiance suffering from it, its no joke. Considering the level of ignorance of how much it can effect someones life and applying it to "useless" things like bikes, its almost offensive.

I don't believe you can "get" ocd about stuff...maybe you are compulsive about some ****, but OCD is a real compulsion, it applies to EVERYTHING, period. Bathroom, work, sex, life, contact lenses...everything.

I am lucky enough to not care/worry/obsess enough about anything to ever be considered OCD, my fiance makes up for any of that.
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I saw a T-shirt with "does 'anal retentive' have a hyphen?" printed across the front. I liked it until I realized that the "d" in "does" wasn't capitalized.
I sympathize with that. I'm a technical editor. A few years ago, in my second month on the job, I was in tears over an apostrophe that my "trainer" wouldn't let me add. ("It is the customer's decision..." Hello! Clearly a possessive noun! Dammit, woman!)

I'm so not perfect in my own casual writing (and truly don't care about other people's) but when it's something to be published, you don't knowingly allow it to go out that way. It's a sickness, I tell ya.
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I could care less...
You mean you could not care less, or you could hardly care less.

Normally, I'd let it slide, but given the thread and all...
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but there are varrying degrees, like any illness... a lot of people deal with being mildly OCD through a bit of humor... so it doesn't freak those around them out as much. Its a mechanism we all use to deal with things that make people uncomfortable. The t-shirt joke is funny. I have ADHD (and some other fun stuff). I'd rather beat someone to the punchline when it comes to cracking a joke about what a freak i can be sometimes...

it helps take the edge off.
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but there are varrying degrees, like any illness... a lot of people deal with being mildly OCD through a bit of humor... so it doesn't freak those around them out as much. Its a mechanism we all use to deal with things that make people uncomfortable. The t-shirt joke is funny. I have ADHD (and some other fun stuff). I'd rather beat someone to the punchline when it comes to cracking a joke about what a freak i can be sometimes...

it helps take the edge off.
+1.

It's just hard to explain unless you have it.
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Old 06-22-07, 06:14 AM   #21
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Only when it comes down to how something works.

Ever spent 14 hours to adjust your drivetrain on your campy-10 bike down to the 100ths of a millimeter? I have. Then I spent another 30 to make sure the cables moved smooth enough to assure it ALWAYS shifts there.

When it comes to functionality, I am well beyond anal and well into disturbingly obsessed....don't get me started on cabling.
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Wow. I guess number one for me would be turning lights off. Whenever I leave a room I have to turn off the lights and/or ceiling fan. And I of course expect the same of my wife and kids. When they don't do it, they get an earful from me. If I'm home alone it's completely dark. Except maybe the computer monitor or the TV. Depending on what I'm doing. My wife will have to call out for me to see if I'm home. Then she'll proceed to turn on every single light switch in her path. And I do mean every single one. Then I'll turn off every single switch on my way to see her, which typically gets a good chuckle out of her. She knows what I'm doing and how I'm feeling.

Clean hands is a close second. But this one is beyond freaky. People ask me if I even pour my own gas in the car. Of course I do. And of course I always carry a little bottle of anti-bac hand sanitizer with me.
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My laces *must* be symmetrical.

I like to clean my ears completely in the shower. It takes ages to get the soap out, especially when I can't detach the shower head. But I always, absolutely MUST get them to the point where the water will drain out of my ear in a specific way to indicate them being fully soap free, and with not the slightest sound of a soap bubble popping in there. Ear-washing takes up about a third of my shower time. I hate the routine. But I do it every day like the salivating dog that I am.
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I actually hate the fact OCD is used to lightly here (on bikeforums). With my fiance suffering from it, its no joke. Considering the level of ignorance of how much it can effect someones life and applying it to "useless" things like bikes, its almost offensive.

I don't believe you can "get" ocd about stuff...maybe you are compulsive about some ****, but OCD is a real compulsion, it applies to EVERYTHING, period. Bathroom, work, sex, life, contact lenses...everything.

I am lucky enough to not care/worry/obsess enough about anything to ever be considered OCD, my fiance makes up for any of that.
I likewise find it annoying that so many people think that schizophrenia is equivalent to multiple personalities, and the various jokes that go along with it. But I'm not going to get upset or even bothered by it even though my family history is very schizo. Why take it so personally?
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You mean you could not care less, or you could hardly care less.

Normally, I'd let it slide, but given the thread and all...
That one I shall always correct when I see it. You beat me to it this time, cowboy...
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