“An Ohio man with a hatred of paper money slapped down $8,000 in coins at a car dealership to buy a Chevrolet pick-up - then paid the rest by cheque.” BBC News (Thanks to the reader who sent in this link)
I use the appropriate item to clean a body part. Once I take off my socks, I would use those socks to wipe off the lint off my feet, use my shirt to wipe off sweat off my upper body, underwear for sweat down and back there … etc.
I cannot eat anything without picking it into pieces first. I never just bite into whatever I’m eating, I need to pick a part of it with my fingers and then can eat that piece. The thought of just bitting into a sandwich makes me so anxious, i feel sick.
Filling out a scantron, from the time I was in elementary school through the taking of the bar exam has always posed the same problem. If I fill in 3 or more of the same letter in a row, I inevitably conclude that at least one if not all the answers are wrong. I will re-check them, waste time, and in the end pray that I have a fairly equal number of A, B, C, and Ds.
spitty lunch meat
If the clerk behind the deli counter at the grocery store speaks to me at all while my lunchmeat is on the scale, I have to go home and throw away the first two slices of meat from both sides of the package. The fear of spit from them talking to me landing on my lunchmeat is overwhelming, and the only way it is safe to eat is by removing the contaminated pieces. I have to remove from both ends...
When ordering food at a fast food restaurant at the end of the order they usual ask “would you like a drink with that?” Regardless of how thirsty I am I will never say “yes” because I don’t want to give them the satisfaction of thinking they convinced me I was thirsty when I really wasn’t.
prepare for zombie battle
Every time i enter a new building, i immediately assess it for survivability and defense in the case of a zombie attack. This happens quite a bit considering i refinish wood floors, and rarely see the same house twice. I also look for various objects that can be used for weapons, and, when bored, go over in my mind a working battle plan and assignment of orders for everyone else in the room.
bloody mary, bloody mary, bloody mary
Because of the myth of Bloody Mary, when I was younger, I would be scared shitless if I woke a few minutes before 12 A.M. needing to go to the bathroom and I’d stay in my bed until the time was at least 10 minutes past 12 so she wouldn’t show up at the end of the hall outside my door, in the mirror, in the shower, or have her face or hand in the toilet.
our water supply comes from landfills
I can’t throw away a bottle of water if there is any water left over in it. I have to pour it out first because I feel like if I don’t, eventually we will all run out of water because it will be sitting in land fills in the bottles no one else emptied out.
I cannot drink from an open mouth cup. There must always be a lid, cap, napkin, something over it when I am not drinking. The thought of dust or other disgusting microscopic particles falling into my drink makes me nauseous.
bottom to top, easier to handle
When I’m scrolling through a page with lots of images, I get overwhelmed and have to scroll all the way to the bottom, and then slowly work my way up. For some reason that way is easier than top to bottom.
waste not, want not
I cannot leave the house to do just one errand. So if I really just need to get some milk today I will wait till tomorrow when I need to get gas as well. I feel like I am wasting time (and gas) otherwise.
ring ... once more
When the phone rings I run up to it and then wait until it rings once more before I answer, in case the person has decided to hang up and I will be me with nothing. This is only for land lines. I answer my cell anytime I want.
When I’m reading a good book and I know something bad or really sad is going to happen to the main character, I close the book and never finish it.
nobody poops but you
Whenever i go into a cubicle in the toilets at work I have to wait until there is no-one in the toilets before I leave, in case they learn I actually need to use a toilet.
I have a strong fear that one day, I will be held at gun point and be asked to multiply by infinity or be killed. Just the thought of infinity scares me to death for some odd reason…
I 100% can NOT sleep if the “fitted” sheet on my mattress comes off during the night. Some how in the middle of my sleep I know when it does, and wake up to fix it.
algebra = death
when i was in this algebra class in college i convinced myself if i looked at my watch before 4pm i was going to either get pulled over, or die on the way home.
When ever i drop something by accident i automatically put my foot out to stop it hitting the ground. I can’t stop myself and have been known to put my foot in the way of a falling knife.
anything for those buttery crescent rolls
I can’t open Pillsbury Pop n Fresh crescent rolls without holding it at arms length and turning my head squinting my eyes. With all that preparation, I still jump when it pops.