To think this is just a tad inappropriate

(37 Posts)
JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 31-Jan-16 23:05:10

This just came up on my feed. Who the hell thinks this is acceptable, and goes ahead with it as a business name?

ridemesideways Sun 31-Jan-16 23:07:48

Oops. Fuck knows.

StitchesInTime Sun 31-Jan-16 23:10:27

I've seen a company called OCD Valeting before. It's a pretty tasteless name.

pippistrelle Sun 31-Jan-16 23:10:54

Oliver Colin Davies, I hope. Otherwise, all kinds of wrong.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 31-Jan-16 23:11:11

Ha, she's blocked me. Wow, that was fast.

Who thinks 'OCD cleaning services' is a clever name? Honestly

StitchesInTime Sun 31-Jan-16 23:22:21

The OCD Valeting I mentioned above was definitely not anyone's initials. I just googled them to check, and they've got the line "It's in the detail" as part of the logo.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sun 31-Jan-16 23:24:16

Who thinks 'OCD cleaning services' is a clever name? Honestly

Quite a few, apparently. I googled it and it seems to be the de rigueur name for cleaning businesses. hmm

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 31-Jan-16 23:26:54

Oh, that's just lovely.

StitchesInTime Sun 31-Jan-16 23:27:14

Who thinks 'OCD cleaning services' is a clever name? Honestly

Someone who thinks it's the same thing as being tidy, and doesn't have a clue about what OCD really is, that's who.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 31-Jan-16 23:28:33

It's the image that goes with it that gets me. Ffs

manicinsomniac Sun 31-Jan-16 23:30:47

Doesn't bother me and I have OCD.

In fact, as my OCD most definitely doesn't involve being clean and tidy, I'm quite tempted by them - the name makes them sound like they'd do a very thorough job.

abbsismyhero Sun 31-Jan-16 23:37:53

ex mil is ocd about food and cooking its not all about being clean!

Gwenhwyfar Sun 31-Jan-16 23:55:09

Many hoarders have OCD and they're not usually clean and tidy.

Dawndonnaagain Mon 01-Feb-16 00:04:12

It is neither funny nor clever. I have ocd and it bothers me.

Mmmmcake123 Mon 01-Feb-16 00:14:31

I was at a lecture on OCD and examples were given of famous people with the condition at the end. We had listened to how detrimental the effects could be on lifestyle, opportunities and difficulties coping with the condition. We were then told that David Beckham could be described as ocd due to his insistenent practising of football techniques. I suppose people want examples of positivity ascribed to conditions. Not sure where I stand on it but I suppose they just mean thorough, although I fully understand that if your life is being held back you would find this very trivialising, as I did when Beckham was mentioned.

kali110 Mon 01-Feb-16 02:23:55

I have ocd and it severely impacts on my life but i can't say that sign bothered me. I found it quite funny.
gave me the impression they would be very thorough.

Baconyum Mon 01-Feb-16 02:34:45

I have ocd I look forward to the day when taking the piss out of mental illness is as unacceptable as it is now to do so to the physically disabled or those with learning difficulties and other special needs.

Wrt Beckham I am not a particular fan but he does actually have ocd not just related to his training.

Fauchelevent Mon 01-Feb-16 02:41:35

I have OCD and it does bother me. The idea that OCD means clean, tiny or organised is why, when I explain why I can't eat before a certain time or can't touch certain things or why I'm behavung a ceetain way, why I'm compulsively checking my phone or whether someone still likes me, people laugh and say I don't have OCD. It's why at university, when I asked for disability support with my accommodation the accomms lady said she saw no reason why I would need it for OCD. It's why to this day, a boy (still a boy) i went to sixth form with finds it a hilarious overreaction that I had a breakdown when he chased me around threatening to trigger my OCD with something I have contamination fears over.

People trivialising OCD makes life for people with OCD a lot harder.

kawliga Mon 01-Feb-16 03:04:51

Taking the piss out of mental illness is unacceptable in an enlightened society.

It doesn't matter if there are people with or without that mental illness who find the jokes funny. We do not accept other forms of victimization even if some people find it funny. We also don't accept it if the person 'meant no harm', as rarely do people who tell inappropriate jokes intend to cause any harm. They're just trying to be amusing or witty. Yet harm is still caused. It's about the effect, not about people's intentions.

OfficeGirl1969 Mon 01-Feb-16 07:01:13

Another one with OCD here.....and again, not bothered by it. And oddly enough, years ago when I ran a cleaning service I considered the same for my business name. I personally don't see it as taking the mickey....but then I'm quite aware that different people see things in different way.
I certainly wouldn't lose any sleep over it anyway.

BartholinsSister Mon 01-Feb-16 07:34:48

Ugh it bothers me too, spelling it COD would look much more symmetrical.

Dawndonnaagain Mon 01-Feb-16 10:03:37

To those of you with OCD who don't seem bothered. Would it bother you to hear my dd called a spaz? It's no different.
Do you have identifiable triggers? Do you have pure O? Do any of you think you've run someone over when you go over a bump in the road.
OCD isn't just about constantly checking things. There are some forms that are so much more severe. They overwhelm your mind when someone is talking to you so that you don't hear what they say. They pop into your head as an irrational thought that won't go and plays on you for days and nights on end. In the middle of a lecture, a normal workday, coffee so that you end up in a heap under the duvet wondering if you'll ever feel safe and sane again. And the thoughts, well they're so irrational it can take months to tell someone because you think they may lock you up. That's why people get upset with the trivialising of somebody else's life.

cshimmon Mon 01-Feb-16 10:10:54

I have OCD, but not about cleaning, can I get their number? It's just what I need in my life!

Other people utilise my compulsions with filing, sorting books, DVDs etc, and it satisfies me- I can't see a problem with this at all. I think if it bothers you, that says more about you than them.

thumpson Mon 01-Feb-16 10:15:30

OCD isn't about being tidy. It really gets to me when people say they're "a bit OCD" about things.

Everyone has different compulsions and intrusive thoughts. Years of cbt and I still count my steps. If I get where I'm going and it's the wrong number I'll be walking around until it's right. I'm completely aware that it's irrational but it's not voluntary. I consider myself one of the lucky ones, too.

NoahVale Mon 01-Feb-16 10:18:38

What do those with OCD think of the Channel 4 programme about obsessive compulsive disorder meets hoarders.

Sounds absolutely so tasteless to me.

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