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Friday, August 28, 2009

THE smell

Most people who know me will tell you I'm a little OCD. Okay, a lot OCD. (Obsessive Compulsive in case you're not getting it). It's true. Sometimes I tell Jess that I don't think she really believes me when I say it. The other day I cleaned the house and about 2 hours later I looked around and said, "this place is disgusting, I really need to clean it". Jess just looked at me and was like, "you're joking". I wasn't.
I can't explain it, but to me, the house was still just not right. That's how I explain my OCD-ness to people. If I'm obssessing about something, it's usually because it doesn't "feel right".
Here are my biggest OCD things:

1. (and this is a true #1) Touching my hair. DON'T do it. Whenever people touch my hair, I HAVE to touch it again. People think it's because I want it to look a certain way...it's not. It just doesn't feel right when other people touch it. So yes, if you touch my hair, you'll see me touch it right away, sometimes not even knowing that I'm doing it.
2. Cleanliness. Nothing is ever clean enough for me. I've learned to get over this a little bit (b/c of living with roommates, and a beautiful wife). You should see my febreeze collection.
3. Being on time/first. I get that OCD anxiety everytime I'm not first at something or on time to things.

This list could go on longer, but I'll stop here. And now for the reason of this post. For some reason, the closet that our garbage can is in smells disgusting! Gross, nasty, sick....It's not the garbage, it's the closet. Jess cleaned the entire thing out yesterday, wiped down the walls with clorox wipes, cleaned the carpet, cleaned the garbage can, and it still kind of smells. I'm just putting this out there, b/c it embarrasses me everytime someone opens that door to throw something away. (thus making my OCD worse, b/c I don't want people to thing I'm dirty....b/c I AM NOT) I'm thinking of putting an air freshener in there.
Anyways, this was a lot of rambling, but there you go. The end.

3 comments:

Darci said...

"On a scale of 1-10, what is your anxiety level now??"

I am calling the show. You are going on it.

Kristine said...

There's a guy in my ward that likes to claim he has OCD... but I'm pretty sure it's actually Tourette's. I can't think of any other explanation for the tics, the twitches, the outbursts... I'm so living in the YSA version of 8th Ward!

Kimberly said...

I think the odor might be the actual garbage bags you have. Get rid of them and I think you'll be a very happy man. :)