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texasgirl 05-23-2008 05:52 PM

Weird quirks
 
Do you have any weird quirks that you just can't help that other people think your nuts??
I have a few:angel:
I absolutely, CANNOT, sleep in a bed that is not made. DH is still in bed when I leave in the morning so I dont' get to make the bed until I get home. I have to shake out the bottom one, no wrinkles and then put each layer on without wrinkles. DH will come in and throw all of his over to the middle and I always have to fix it so that my side is still flat and unwrinkled.

The other is, there is only one kind of plate that I will eat off of because I cannot stand and pattern that my utensils will scrape against.

There is only one fork I will use. It is the only one of it too. I think it was left here from a party. Noone else in the house is allowed to use it. If they have, they learned real quick not to. I will take it from them mid bite if I had to:huh::tongue:
One more, I CANNOT eat from thick utensils. They have to be thin. I don't know why, so don't ask. I just can't. I've wondered if any of this is a form of OCD or just being weird?!

Come on, show me I'm not the only weirdo, PLEASE?? lol

jeninga75 05-23-2008 06:11 PM

Lol... you're not weird. I think we all have stuff like that. I cant eat out of styrofome (sp?) Anything that comes in it like sides at a resturaunt I have to dump out. I can't handle a utensil scraping the side.

Another thing is the sound of someone ripping up iceburg lettuce is like nails on a chalk board. When my mom used to break it up to make salad I would have to leave the room. And by the way, actual nails on a chalk board... could care less lol.

texasgirl 05-23-2008 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jeninga75 (Post 612106)
Lol... you're not weird. I think we all have stuff like that. I cant eat out of styrofome (sp?) Anything that comes in it like sides at a resturaunt I have to dump out. I can't handle a utensil scraping the side.

Another thing is the sound of someone ripping up iceburg lettuce is like nails on a chalk board. When my mom used to break it up to make salad I would have to leave the room. And by the way, actual nails on a chalk board... could care less lol.

LOL, I'm that way with cross patterns like jeans. My class used to have the story books that had that had that pattern on the front where the picture changed on movement. Those little stickers that you get from the bubble gum machines are like that too. EWWWWW, I get chills just thinking about it:lol: Chalkboards don't bother me either.

luvs 05-25-2008 01:07 AM

i hate stairs. they stress me out.
& if stuff isn't turned just so, i adjust that.

kadesma 05-25-2008 01:20 AM

We have two doors to the kitchen, the one from the dining room has a single light switch, the other comes from the back porch and the garage, It has two light switches..I only use it the other single one has to be on the on position wo that the two match up..DH, loves to go in and flip the single to the off position..He knows it makes me nuts..I don't like to feel closed in, dh makes sure he goes through the house at night, closing every shade and curtain..If I crack the shutters over the kitchen window he goes balistic..someone might look in from the street, see the tops of our heads and shoot at us..Yup,right...Now I go balistic at people who cannot funtion at all at anything without a phone slapped to their ear..Example, we were grocery shopping today and discussing which product to buy, some lady who was stopped and leaning on her basket yakking away, turned around and said would you be quiet or move I'm talking...Oh boy good thing dh was with me cuz, she came close to a not so polite response...
Enough though I'm really easy going and not to fussy:rofl:
kadesma

QSis 05-25-2008 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by kadesma (Post 612745)
Now I go balistic at people who cannot funtion at all at anything without a phone slapped to their ear..Example, we were grocery shopping today and discussing which product to buy, some lady who was stopped and leaning on her basket yakking away, turned around and said would you be quiet or move I'm talking...Oh boy good thing dh was with me cuz, she came close to a not so polite response...
:rofl:
kadesma

OMG, kades! That may be the worst example of cell phone idiocy I've heard yet! What DID you and DH do? I'm furious just sitting here in Boston, THINKING about it!

I am getting worse and worse about my hatred of cell phone rudeness. I guess that is considered a quirk, because it doesn't seem to bothers others as much as it does me. I carry a cell for emergencies and maybe use it twice a year.

Lee

kadesma 05-25-2008 08:58 AM

Lee,
dh started to walk away as did I, but, when she grumbled about how rude we were, I whispered as I walked by, keep it up lady and you will be wearing it not talking on it...:rofl:

kades

babetoo 05-25-2008 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by kadesma (Post 612803)
Lee,
dh started to walk away as did I, but, when she grumbled about how rude we were, I whispered as I walked by, keep it up lady and you will be wearing it not talking on it...:rofl:

kades

good for u, gotta be careful these days. she could have pulled a derringer and shot u. lol

babe:rofl::rofl::rofl:

pdswife 05-25-2008 09:57 PM

Hubby is the only person I'll share a bar of soap with...

Beachcomber 05-25-2008 10:23 PM

I will not drink out of a glass unless it has something in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just kidding, mine is someone calling on the phone and when I answer they say "who am I speaking to", I always say the last person in the world you wish to be on the phone with right now! By nature I am a VERY low key person until this happens.

JD

buckytom 05-25-2008 11:00 PM

lol, babe. no one has used a derringer to shoot anyone since people drank bathtub gin and talking movies were the cat's pajamas! :cool:


but still, good for you kads.

i don't have any weird quirks. all of them have perfectly goods explanations, so they're not weird.

Barbara L 05-26-2008 12:09 AM

I have a certain way of using bath towels. If I don't have one at all, I get a clean one when I am going to take a shower. When I have finished drying, I put it on the towel rack and use it to dry my hands. The next time I take a shower, I get a clean towel for my hair, and I use the other one for my body. Then the old one goes in the hamper and the new one is used to dry my hands. If no one messes with it, it is a great rotation system.

That being said, DO NOT USE MY TOWEL!!! James still has a problem understanding how strongly I feel about it and will often use it. I told him that if he is going to use my towel, to throw it in the hamper when he is done, and get me a new one. He is getting a little better about it, but he still has a way to go!

I've got more quirks, but that is good for now. :cool:

:smile:Barbara

babetoo 05-26-2008 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by buckytom (Post 613251)
lol, babe. no one has used a derringer to shoot anyone since people drank bathtub gin and talking movies were the cat's pajamas! :cool:


but still, good for you kads.

i don't have any weird quirks. all of them have perfectly goods explanations, so they're not weird.



a small joke, very small i know, but a joke nevertheless.
babe:rofl:

kadesma 05-26-2008 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by babetoo (Post 613276)
a small joke, very small i know, but a joke nevertheless.
babe:rofl:

Joke or not, Dh and I were held up one time by a fellow with a derringer...and a second gun in the waistband..He was so high on drugs, he walked right by me and I got up,went next door and called the cops..He and DH proceded to tear the store apart..DH won..the next day was when the nightmares began though..The first night all I could feel was anger..
kades

YT2095 05-26-2008 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by kadesma (Post 613280)
The fist night all I could feel was anger..
kades

Very Freudian :wink:

larry_stewart 05-26-2008 07:05 AM

Alarm clock time.
I have a set of rules about numbers that are "good" and "not good"

The time must be odd (6:01, 6:07 are good, 6:02, 6:04... are bad)

The numbers cant be in numerical order (6:54, 5:43.... bad) ** 6:54 is bad also because its even

No 2 of the same number in a time " 6:33, 6:55... not good "

If more than one number in the time is divisible by 3 , it is not good (6:09, 6:03 )

Cant end in 0 or 5 (6:30, 6:35 ...)

Just for the record, My alarms are set 6:01 and 6:07


Oh, I also hate when something is sticking out of a drawer ( like a sock, or part of a shirt, pants ...) Even if I try to forget about it, I will always have to return and fix it or else ill be thinking about it all day.

And NO, Im not being medicated for this !!! :)

expatgirl 05-26-2008 07:25 AM

I have Barbara's quirk---I'm real respective of germs and where they repose---they were there first and it's their territory and I don't want any part of them.......I refuse to use towels after anyone else and will dry hands on toilet paper or air dry them before using anyone's "communal" towel......just me.......seen too many wee beasties under the microscope, I guess..........

Michelemarie 05-26-2008 08:36 AM

Shoes must be removed before you come in the house, leave the dirt at the door.

Hands must be washed when coming in from the outside, wherever you may have been - period.

I cannot sleep in a bed that is not made up either Texasgirl.

I like the dishwasher emptied before I go to bed.

None of this is weird to me, I'm told by others it is..........

jpmcgrew 05-26-2008 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by kadesma (Post 612803)
Lee,
dh started to walk away as did I, but, when she grumbled about how rude we were, I whispered as I walked by, keep it up lady and you will be wearing it not talking on it...:rofl:

kades

:smile: Man, that would have ticked me off big time. What arrogance. I would probably have told that if she wants privacy she needs to go somewhere else. Then I would sing the Star Spangled Banner as loud as I could.:lol::lol:
Just kidding on the last one. Or maybe not?:mad:

urmaniac13 05-26-2008 09:48 AM

Michele I also take the shoes off the moment I walk through the front door, but more for the comfort factor, I never feel at home with something on my foot, I don't even like socks much unless it's really cold. I do think about dirt getting dragged into the house too but I don't say anything to others because I KNOW they would think of me nuts!!:lol:

I detest interruptions. It drives me insane when I am in the middle of doing something and I must stop and do something else before finishing it for whatever the reason. It is so much so that the principle extends to the washer and the dishwasher. I would often (to my extreme chagrin) find something left out 2 seconds after I started them, but I refuse to pause them to put them in, hey, the machine got going already, they have to wait until the next go-around as annoying as it is...

Barbara 05-26-2008 09:52 AM

I can't sleep in an unmade bed either. I helped my daughter move in her new apartment last week. As soon as the movers left, I found her linens and said come on let's make your bed - she thought I was crazy when there were so many other things that needed un-packed, but the next morning she said she was sure glad when bedtime came :)

Barbara L 05-26-2008 06:30 PM

I have an alarm clock quirk too, but not like larry's. I do not like to be woken up by a person. If someone wakes me up, I feel like I did not get all the sleep I could have gotten because people have a habit of waking you up a little early, just in case. I prefer an alarm clock because I choose the time I will be rudely dragged, kicking and screaming, from blissful slumber. :mrgreen:

:smile:Barbara

DietitianInTraining 05-26-2008 07:49 PM

What a fun topic!

I don't think I have very many, but the few that I have are a bit strange...

Whenever DH and I are walking through a store (any store) there always seems to be something that seems to have a certain texture that I *HAVE* TO TOUCH! It wasn't until I got married that I noticed how often I do this. DH and I will be holding hands, and he'll notice me going towards a certain object, and he'll try to pull me away from it!! I know it's silly, and does not make a bit of sense, but I HAVE to see what it feels like! I have absolutely no idea why.

Another is that I absolutely hate to get my face wet. When i'm taking a shower, I have a small wash cloth that I hang over the shower curtain, so that way if too much water splashes on my face, I can quickly dry it off. I always wash my face at the end of my shower, and will dry my face with a clean towel that I hang by the bath tub (not the same wash cloth). I get so mad if I have to go outside while it's raining, and I don't have an umbrella. If that happens, i'll normally try to find a magazine or something to help block the rain from hitting my face.

I'm sure there's probably more, but that's all I can think of right now..:rolleyes:

meshoo96 05-26-2008 07:52 PM

My quirks are food related...I like celery, but raw, not cooked. And other things like that. DH says it makes it virtually impossible to cook for. I'm getting better, but it's rough.

suziquzie 05-26-2008 08:24 PM

My food can't touch. That's #1, and most important!
If clothing hits the floor it's dirty.
Unmade bed, I don't think so. Dh thinks I'm goofy making a bed just to get in and mess it up. (Who says I'm gonna mess it up?)
I hate tight collared shirts, make me feel like I'm choking..... but I don't mind necklaces or turtlenecks. But give me a t-shirt with a neck to high..... sorry.
I have to cook and do housework with good tennis shoes on. But I don't like shoes in the house. Solutuon? I have a pair of tennies for in the house only. That is a little wierd I guess.
My late SIL would gag when she saw wet paper. Same with wet bread. DH used to throw wet paper towels at her just for a laugh. Nice brother huh?

Katie H 05-26-2008 08:29 PM

I have an unusual "alarm" clock thing. I don't use one. I just set my body to the time I need to get up. Been doing this for nearly 30 years.

If I need to get up at 4 a.m., I just set "myself" to do that. Never fails me.

The bed thing...yes. I have to have my bed made up before I can go to bed. Buck is like a ferris wheel. When we get up in the morning, I'm lucky the covers are in the same county. Sometimes I have to make the bed from the "ground up." Ugh!

suziquzie 05-26-2008 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Katie E (Post 613854)
When we get up in the morning, I'm lucky the covers are in the same county.

:lol::rofl::lol::rofl::lol::rofl:

sounds like my kids hanging out with me while I put my laundry away!

DietitianInTraining 05-26-2008 08:38 PM

I will admit, that I could care less if the bed is made before I go to bed...I mean, i'll quickly make sure the sheet and comforter are evenly over the bed, but that's about it. DH is the one who can't sleep in it unless the "fitted sheet is tightly pulled, the sheet is tucked in at the feet and pulled to an exact spot (not too high, not too low) the comforter is tucked in at the feet and pulled about an inch lower than the sheet, and his pillow fluffed up)... lol he's NUTS!

jpmcgrew 05-26-2008 08:44 PM

:smile: My belly button I will let no one touch my belly button EVER. I can barely touch it myself. I do keep it clean but I get totally creeped out touching it. When I was about 12 years old I told my mother that in a past life during the medieval times I had been shot with an arrow right in my belly button and that is why it creeps me out. How I came up with that I do not know but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. By the way it's an inny.:wacko:

Uncle Bob 05-26-2008 08:47 PM

If you call me...Don't say ..."Who is this"?? .................It's not pretty!!!

jpmcgrew 05-26-2008 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Bob (Post 613879)
If you call me...Don't say ..."Who is this"?? .................It's not pretty!!!

:lol: My mother would call me at home and say " where are you". DUH ?

Andy M. 05-26-2008 09:11 PM

SO says I have quirks but I don't think so. What do you think?

I load the dishwasher a certain way because things fit better. This includes sorting the dirty silverware into separate compartments (all teaspoons in one, all large forks in another, etc). That just makes it easier to put them away.

When putting laundered underwear away, I rotate it by putting the newly washed stuff on the bottom of the pile.

Those aren't so weird, are they?

I also have to have all the clocks and watches in the house set to the exactly correct time. If you look at the digital clocks in the kitchen (stove, microwave, coffeepot) they all change to the next minute at the same instant.

When adjusting the volume on the TV, I adjust in increments of 5, setting the volume to 20 or 25, or 30, 35, 40...

luvs 05-26-2008 09:18 PM

[quote=larry_stewart;613336]Alarm clock time.
I have a set of rules about numbers that are "good" and "not good"

The time must be odd (6:01, 6:07 are good, 6:02, 6:04... are bad)

The numbers cant be in numerical order (6:54, 5:43.... bad) ** 6:54 is bad also because its even

No 2 of the same number in a time " 6:33, 6:55... not good "

If more than one number in the time is divisible by 3 , it is not good (6:09, 6:03 )

Cant end in 0 or 5 (6:30, 6:35 ...)

Just for the record, My alarms are set 6:01 and 6:07
quote]

i've # issues with my clocks. i'm obsessive compulsive.

Katie H 05-26-2008 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 613914)
SO says I have quirks but I don't think so. What do you think?

I load the dishwasher a certain way because things fit better. This includes sorting the dirty silverware into separate compartments (all teaspoons in one, all large forks in another, etc). That just makes it easier to put them away.

When putting laundered underwear away, I rotate it by putting the newly washed stuff on the bottom of the pile.

Those aren't so weird, are they?

I also have to have all the clocks and watches in the house set to the exactly correct time. If you look at the digital clocks in the kitchen (stove, microwave, coffeepot) they all change to the next minute at the same instant.

When adjusting the volume on the TV, I adjust in increments of 5, setting the volume to 20 or 25, or 30, 35, 40...

Omigosh, Andy!!!! Are you my evil twin. I do exactly the same things you do. I just view them as practical and efficient.

expatgirl 05-26-2008 10:03 PM

could not understand why there were such huge halls upon entering apartments and homes in K. (small otherwise)------it's to take off your wet shoes or muddy ones dep. upon the time of the year and NOONE enters without taking them off and taking off all their winter coats, furs, etc. etc. etc............it was easy to see why there was a need for such a room early on.............


as far as arranging the dishwasher so it's more efficient----this is how my DH inherited this job for about 5 years.....he criticized my inefficient methods (oh did I mention that he was a mechanical engineer by trade????) and I walked away from the job and said that it was his for life.........unfortunatley I didn't count on him being sent overseas so my poor dishwasher was left once again to my "ineffecient" arranging once again.......it's not been his priority since.......hmmmmmmmm

Barbara L 05-26-2008 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 613914)
...I load the dishwasher a certain way because things fit better. This includes sorting the dirty silverware into separate compartments (all teaspoons in one, all large forks in another, etc). That just makes it easier to put them away...

...I also have to have all the clocks and watches in the house set to the exactly correct time. If you look at the digital clocks in the kitchen (stove, microwave, coffeepot) they all change to the next minute at the same instant...

I don't have a dishwasher, but I am the same way about how I load the dish drainer.

I am the same way about clocks. In fact, a couple of our clocks are the kind that automatically set themselves by the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. If someone asks me what time it is, if it is 3:47, I tell them it is 3:47, not 3:45 or "almost 4:00."

:smile:Barbara

Dave Hutchins 05-26-2008 10:37 PM

When I am cooking I do not want any body with in 50 feet of where I am working. I drives me insane to have some bodu gawking at me when I am working. If I catch some body watching me I will stop and invite them to another room/ place/ or out of my house till dinner is ready. Another thing that drives me nut is for some one to handle my knives
or my tools. I keep my knives razor sharp. And on my work table I have a place for every tool and it is all ways there when I am working so I can get it when it is needed.
Just a little OCD

sattie 05-26-2008 11:20 PM

I know I have them, but after seeing this thread several times now, I could not come up with one. So I asked the question aloud to my hubby and he informed me that one of my weird quirks was that I lick the plate!!! I'm imbarrassed..... but it is true. Specially anytime we have char grilled steaks. I can't leave all those wonderful juices behind!!!!

So there..... I told ya!!!!

kadesma 05-26-2008 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by expatgirl (Post 613947)
could not understand why there were such huge halls upon entering apartments and homes in K. (small otherwise)------it's to take off your wet shoes or muddy ones dep. upon the time of the year and NOONE enters without taking them off and taking off all their winter coats, furs, etc. etc. etc............it was easy to see why there was a need for such a room early on.............


as far as arranging the dishwasher so it's more efficient----this is how my DH inherited this job for about 5 years.....he criticized my inefficient methods (oh did I mention that he was a mechanical engineer by trade????) and I walked away from the job and said that it was his for life.........unfortunatley I didn't count on him being sent overseas so my poor dishwasher was left once again to my "ineffecient" arranging once again.......it's not been his priority since.......hmmmmmmmm

Just be glad he let's you use the DW..Mine makes it a point to wait til I leave the room, then he grabs everything puts it in the sink and proceeds to wash it and stack it on a towel to dry, thus creating a certain designer look on the counter..When dry, take a look cuz Mr. doesn't wear his glasses and now we either pick off the leftovers or rewash..He also insists on something on the bottom of the sink so as not to scratch the stainless steel he insisted we get..YUK and phooey..More later if needed:rofl:
kadesma

AllenOK 05-26-2008 11:27 PM

I am not really thrilled with having my young ones in the kitchen with me. I know they're curious, and want to learn. I'd love to teach them. However, I have hangups about "blocking traffic" and "getting in the way", and the little ones tend to always be right in front of where ever I need to go in the kitchen.

They are learning, though. They've learned that if they find something to stand on and watch from across the bar, I have no problem with that.

I don't have a problem with other people being in the kitchen with me, as long as they know to always tell me when they're behind me, keep a hand on my back, etc. I've been known to start moving with a pan full of hot liquid and suddenly find my path blocked. Since I'm at home, I don't normally call out, "Hot Pan moving!"

I have a hangup about blocking traffic. I hate to park on a street, unless there is no other parking. I'm good at parallel parking, though, go figure. Trying to make a left turn, in rush hour traffic, with no light, to me, is absurd. I'll detour up to 4 miles out of my way (all the way around the section, if I have to) just to get to where I need to be to get into a shopping center without making a left turn.

I cannot stand to "block traffic" with a shopping cart in a grocery store. I always "park" up against the shelving. I also cannot stand to be "parked" for more than a few seconds, because someone "might" need a package that I'm blocking.

I have a quirk about bowls when I do dishes. They should always be stacked so that the biggest bowls are on the bottom. We have several different sizes/brands of bowls for breakfast cereal / soups, and those get stacked accordingly. Also, when I'm loading bowls into the dishwasher or the dish drainer, smallest first, then bigger as I go through the stack. I have also noticed another quirk. PeppA bought a bunch of bowls, different colors, but same shape. I have to keep the same color from touching. Don't know why. They don't have to be in a set pattern, but two bowls of the same color can't touch.

Also, when I do dishes, I will go through the house looking for dirty dishes. My MIL gets hacked at me when I dump the glass she has sitting on the table and wash it. Seems she likes to fill that cup, and drink out of it until it's empty, TWO DAYS LATER. Me being in the restaurant biz, will, food left out for a few hours go bye-bye, if in doubt, toss it out.


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