You buy a huge box of Puffed Rice cereal, open it up and the bag one pulls out is actually, really, literally, half the size of the box. Same with flakes and a few other cereals. The only box which is chockablock filled to the top is “Wheetbix.” My humble opinion is that that is quite a Bamboozle-ment. I wonder how much profit the companies who make these items would save if they were to make their boxes an appropriate size for what they have inside?
Me being a bit of a fusspot; I always take the cereals out of their boxes and bags and put them in plastic containers. It has come to my notice that the designers/manufacturers of the plastic containers also seem to be under the impression that the cereal will be the same amount as the box it comes in. So there is a huge plastic container which is only a quarter full. There are no in between sizes.
If it was up to me, I reckon they should get a highly OCD person to take charge 😉 ?
Daily prompt: Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.
Having had OCD for many, many years now I find it difficult to determine which of my habits are related to the OCD and which are just merely habits. I suppose those that cause me anguish, which have to be done again and gain until it is right are probably related to the OCD. The other more trivial habits I assume then are just merely habits.
For me though, the line is thin. I would say the habit/compulsion that I absolutely abhor the most is showering. It is not the actual showering that I dislike so much, but the mind control and how I have to concentrate so early in the morning. If I do not tell myself that I will only be in the shower for not more than 10 minutes, and If I don’t plan that I will first wash my hair etc, then I will get stuck in the shower, and I will be scrubbing my skin, because somehow in the back of my mind I sometimes just cannot get clean enough and will end up not being able to get myself out of there. I will understand if you think this is really silly, if you think it’s totally ridiculous, well then I don’t really care to explain.
My funniest quirk which I like is doodling. It is impossible for me to talk on the phone or just be idle without doodling. I don’t think you will find a diary or notebook which I own that does not have doodles on them 🙂 Above are some random doodles lying on my desk.
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Those who know how OCD can get a grip of ones mind will understand this. A psychiatrist once explained to me that the brain goes into a sort of a loop and keeps looping around instead of sparking evenly.
That might not make sense to some, but to me it certainly does make a whole lot of sense. My problem on some days is that not only does my brain seem to go into a loop, but feel as though I have a loop around myself too. As though my mind is spinning irrationally, and my body is also in this sort of a loop bubble, where I am talking and explaining, but no one seems to understand, but also they don’t really care because they think I’m just talking normally. Then the irrationality of it all just gathers in the invisible bubble and pushes back to me again.
I am then drowning in the repetitiveness of my own words. I’m holding out my hand, which no one takes. How can I expect anyone to understand? It is at moments like this, sometimes they are short-lived, but sometimes they are much longer, that I wish, I just wish that someone would tell me to stop thinking, and say that it is all ok. I would like to thrash these loops to pieces. Should I even be posting this… what the heck.