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Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 14:36:48

Do you have little niggles or routines. Are you completely pedantic about things being done in a certain way or order? I'm not talking OCD, that's a whole other ball game and I feel for people who have to live with this.
I have to wash my dishes in a certain order. First I have to wash the bowl out, then cutlery, plastic stuff (sandwich boxes etc) then glasses, cups, dishes and lastly plates. And I HAVE to stack them in a certain way.
Do you have to have matching colour towels out at one time? Sleep on a certain side? Things that if you don't do, it leaves you with a strange bad feeling in your tummy.
Tell me your funny habits please.

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Wed 25-Oct-17 14:38:08

What is your AIBU?

KeepServingTheDrinks Wed 25-Oct-17 15:25:30

You clearly need to take the OP out and shoot her, Dunk

Taz, I always floss/brush my teeth in the same order. I sometimes wonder about starting bottom right instead of top left, but I never do.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 25-Oct-17 15:28:41

I absolutely can't stand it when DH puts dirty pots in the sink and fills them with water to soak, then adds more and more random things to the bowl until I'm left having to fish out teaspoons covered in freezing cold manky water with floating bits of God knows what to put them in the dishwasher. Just rinse them and put them in the fucking dishwasher to start with!!!

OliviaStabler Wed 25-Oct-17 15:29:56

I have a routine to leave the house. It's embarrassing blush

TheDogsMother Wed 25-Oct-17 15:31:22

Ooh I'm the worst for all of this. Washing has to be hung out a certain way, matching towels, matching underwear, particular bed sets (can't mix and match), always the same side of the bed. Ask DP, I'm sure there are many, many more. grin

Handsfull13 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:34:55

We have twin boys and I have certain outfits for each of them. Just makes it easier to know who is who quickly but my OH just chucks on what's at the top of the drawer and I spend all day confused

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 25-Oct-17 15:35:26

I have to check the windows every night before bed by tapping the handles in order. I have to check the front door for as long as it takes to make sure it's positively, definitely, shut. I hold DH responsible as he has stumbled in drunk once or twice and left it open all night. We live in a relatively high crime area but thankfully got lucky and no-one noticed hmm it has left me obsessed though.

Ever read 'A warning' by Dorothy Nimmo? It is daunting for anyone with these tics, I think.

A Warning
If when you have washed your hands you wash them again
though they are already perfectly clean,
if when you've checked you've got everything -
directions, cash, vaporizer, ticket - you go through
everything again just once more,

if when you are halfway down the street
you think you may not have locked the door
so you go back and yes, it is locked, but you wonder if
you remembered to switch the cooker off
so you go back to make sure,

I have to tell you it's likely to get worse.
Soon you won't be able to leave the house.
You will cram your bag with everything
you possess, you will hide it somewhere
absolutely safe.

You won't know where to put yourself.
You won't know what to do with your hands
so you'll steep them in pure bleach
but they are still offensive
so you pick up a knife.

You have lost your tongue. You have lost
your head. The cooker turns itself on
automatically, the burners are red-hot,
the warning light flashes
the sirens go off.

Sorry, not meaning to spoil your light hearted thread!! blush

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:43:54

Keep, we certainly know what Dunk's is!!
At least you don't miss any teeth lol

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:44:55

ineed, my hubby does this too. I wish he would just leave the fuckers alone.

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:45:37

Olivia, you know we need details...

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:47:51

TheDogsMother, if I'm pegging my laundry out, I have to have the same colour peg per item. I tend to use dark for the lads stuff and light ones for the girls stuff. I will rummage through the peg basket to get the ones I want. Takes chuffing ages. So sad

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:48:47

Hands, that's just practical, makes sense to me lol

OliviaStabler Wed 25-Oct-17 18:49:59

OK so I have to check all the doors and the plugs so only the essentials are on. I have to say goodbye to a picture of my Mum as I leave and ask her to watch over the house and cats. I have to open the door and leave in a certain way with certain steps or there will be catastrophe blush

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:50:36

LaContessa. Wow, just wow. I don't think I'm there quite yet...

DeadGood Wed 25-Oct-17 18:51:43

Oh my god OP your washing up order is all wrong!
Glasses mayst always be first, they are clear and won't get clean otherwise!
Likewise, cutlery is smallish and flat, and should therefore hang out in the bottom of the sink, always sink, never bowl bowl until the end, at which point they can be given a cursory wipe of the swings, as they are basically clean by then.

TroysMammy Wed 25-Oct-17 18:52:01

Ineedamore it was only today I was telling a colleague about other colleagues dumping tea mugs, not always empty, to soak in a bowl and the water going cold. It's my biggest bugbear. My partner is also a hardened soaker overnight.

stormnigel Wed 25-Oct-17 18:52:23

I have to say morning and night to the ghost in the house every day. Just in case.
And I can’t sleep with any doors, room, wardrobe etc or drawers open at all...not even ajar...

DeadGood Wed 25-Oct-17 18:52:41

- Glasses must always be first
- Cursory wipe of the sponge.

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:53:27

When I was younger, I used to count my steps between houses and I had to hold my breath when I was passing doors. I can remember doing it!! Freaky. Nuts really. I still do it a little bit.

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:55:10

Dead, I can't do it! I just can't. I wash them twice too. Then rinse them. Basically wash them three times.

SaucyJack Wed 25-Oct-17 18:56:38

I tap my toes when there's a lamppost perfectly aligned between the two sides of the car window frame.

TimeIhadaNameChange Wed 25-Oct-17 18:57:41

I always have to say goodbye to my animals when I leave the house, either by name or by species. Hate realizing I've forgotten to do so.

On a different note, I get really frustrated if I can't finish a drink, like, if I have a cup of tea, leave it for a while, and it gets thrown away. It really, really unsettles me. No idea why.

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:58:07

TroysMammy, if someone comes in mid pot wash and puts something in the bowl, it freaks me out completely.

Tazmum01 Wed 25-Oct-17 18:59:01

stormnigel, you actually have a ghost? Jesus!!

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