Monday, September 15, 2008


  • I have a pocket routine. Keys - left front pants pocket. Loose change - right front pants pocket. Bank notes - back right pants pocket. Loose, no wallet. ATM and other cards - in a small holder in my shirt pocket (if the shirt has a pocket, or left back pants pocket if it doesn't).
  • I'm super cautious about locking myself out of the house. I won't close the front door unless I have my house keys in my hand. Maybe that sounds kind of OCD, but then again I have never locked myself out.
  • Touch wood. (Even though I don't consider myself superstitious, that is.)
  • When I was a kid I took to crossing my fingers when I was really scared by something. Like the dark, for instance. I'm not sure why, but I think it was to do with making a wish.

What are your quirks?


Anonymous said...

I have to sit down before leaving the house and count to three! A family ritual do not know why!!!!!!

The Other Andrew said...

Funny how we get these things from our families!

Peter said...

The male genuflection - hat, fly, wallet, watch.

OCD can be a beautiful thing.

Ur-spo said...

may i suggest cognitive behavioral therapy and and SSRI chaser?

Mikey (TLE) said...

I too have a pocket routine though (regrettably) more elaborate than yours. And no, that's not a euphemism for anything else. I also do the male genuflection, though I often don't do the fly check until I'm walking down the street which can be embarrasing (either way).

Victor said...

I also never close my front door without checking my keys in my hand. That comes from having locked my father out when I was young setting off a chain of events too long to write about here that I have never forgotten and never want to repeat.