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2012-06-03 05:12:38 AM  
#8. Unbalanced parentheses drive me crazy !

Despite being mildly ocd, I could live with or simply fix most of the others. Oddly, time left on the microwaves at work really doesn't bother me at all. Pressing reset before entering a warming time is just becomes part of how a mw is used.

But seriously, #8 ! what inhuman heathen leaves unbalanced parentheses ?!?

/my being an IT guy probably doesn't help...
 
2012-06-03 05:13:04 AM  

Snarfle: I have something like OCD. It's CDO. Actually, it's the exact same thing as OCD, but the letters are in the right order, LIKE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE!

i45.tinypic.com
snagged from a Caturday long ago.
 
2012-06-03 05:13:14 AM  
OCD=! neat freak.

I am quite messy. Not everything has to be straight, ever. (In fact, I'm pretty farking messy and disorganised sometimes). Those pictures bugged me, but only the ones like the tiles and things, because I was like 'oh crap that would be so hard to sort out quickly.'

However, I frequently work myself into the idea that if I don't check my door is locked
1. after I've gone down the stairs
2. at least five times
3. until I've pulled on it so hard my hand hurts
something really, really bad is going to happen.

Stuff like this combined with excema means I've developed skin picking problems.

And my doctor was like 'yeah, you're experiencing some OCD-related anxiety. But it's nowhere near severe enough for me to refer you anywhere. Just try to calm down when you feel yourself slipping into it.'

/Much better now I've finished the university year though. Stress-related as fark.
 
2012-06-03 05:13:33 AM  

imprimere: Does your VCR blink "12:00"?


In tech support parlance, he is a "12 o'clock flasher"

Every appliance that he owns just flashes 12 o'clock because he is too stupid to do the initial setup.
 
2012-06-03 05:17:26 AM  

imprimere: adragontattoo: The last two tile ones have GOT to be done by a mason with a mean streak. The first one is because whoever laid the tile started the off row from the other side of all the others.

The pill one is fine, there is a pattern, so it may continue.
The fritos one is fine, IF that is the way ALL the bags are eaten.
3, 9, 14 would have been fixed by me when seen.

The microwave one is not OCD, that is a pet peeve.

PENCILS!

I would never associate 'mason' with 'tile'. Is that correct?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_of_Bricklayers_and_A l lied_Craftworkers

Tilesetters are also referred to as tilemasons.
 
2012-06-03 05:26:08 AM  

theoutlaw: OCD=! neat freak.


Do people really still confuse the two?
 
2012-06-03 05:45:49 AM  

adragontattoo: imprimere: adragontattoo: The last two tile ones have GOT to be done by a mason with a mean streak. The first one is because whoever laid the tile started the off row from the other side of all the others.

The pill one is fine, there is a pattern, so it may continue.
The fritos one is fine, IF that is the way ALL the bags are eaten.
3, 9, 14 would have been fixed by me when seen.

The microwave one is not OCD, that is a pet peeve.

PENCILS!

I would never associate 'mason' with 'tile'. Is that correct?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_of_Bricklayers_and_A l lied_Craftworkers

Tilesetters are also referred to as tilemasons.


Cool. Good to know. I still don't see it as being a normal reference. It's a logical transition though.
 
2012-06-03 05:51:58 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: The only one that really annoyed me was the bristle block spaceship...because my kids have a set of bristle blocks and they're asymmetric by design, cannot center OMG, and .... yeah, I've been there.


They were called "Stickle Bricks", and by the age of 3, I had decided that I could no longer play with them due to this design flaw. I hated them because they couldn't be centred properly. I couldn't even touch them without getting the feeling that they were so wrong, that they shouldn't exist, that they defied all logic, that their designer should have his bottom spanked, because it was his design that forced me not to play with them.

I still can't touch them. Even looking at them IRL makes me ball my hands tight and sit on them. (it's taken me an hour to type this)

I also 'have' to clean other people's stainless steel kitchen equipment if I see any water marks, and 'have' to degrease kitchen sinks that have been emptied after 'doing-the-dishes', but left without cleaning the ring.

I have re-laced an entire shoe stand in a friend's hallway from horizontal to criss-cross-under-to-over, because i felt that horizontal lacing was "ugly, and inefficient". I was 9. I, consequently, wasn't allowed to be in hallways for more time that it took for me to take my shoes off.

I have the neatest, cleanest kitchen of everyone I know (and of anyone they've ever met, too)

My desk is a mess, though. It's the only thing in my life that I can't stand being tidy. My ex once 'sorted and organized' my desk. I couldn't find a thing for months.
 
2012-06-03 06:02:50 AM  

usernameguy: OCD isn't being mildly annoyed because a tile is out of place. OCD is literally ripping the tiles out and re-doing them yourself because one of them is out of place. OCD is rubbing the skin off your hands because you wash them 500 times a day and never leaving your house because touching the doorknob will give you germs.

Just like being an anti-social jerk doesn't mean you have Asperger's, Being slightly annoyed at a pattern break does not mean you have OCD.

(But you knew that, and I'm being kind of a dick. I guess I have Asperger's)


This is one of those times where in real life I'd open my mouth to say something pointedly, point at you with my finger, and then... not have anything to say, so close my mouth.
 
2012-06-03 06:41:23 AM  
Most of those annoy me, but fortunately I'm not so severely OCDish that I can't let most of that go. It helps that I don't have to endure any of those frequently.

Although, the bag of chips opened at the bottom doesn't really bother me at all.
 
2012-06-03 06:44:05 AM  
Cabinet doors that are misaligned are endlessly irritating.
 
2012-06-03 06:51:50 AM  
OCD? Pah! I have OCO and I'm proud of it.
 
2012-06-03 06:58:11 AM  
Four things that will drive your OCP self insane

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2012-06-03 06:58:33 AM  

ShawnDoc: If I saw number 15, I'd make it a point to constantly leave the microwave with time left on the timer, and I don't even use the break room at work. I'd go out of my way just to annoy that person.


Both my microwaves have had busted screens, so I was always in the habit of hitting the clear button before entering the time.
 
2012-06-03 07:12:46 AM  
As a contractor, I can assure you that #'s 7, 17, and 19 (floor tile mistakes) happen on a regular basis.

Best part is listening to the moron tile sub trying to explain why I STILL have to pay him.
 
2012-06-03 07:17:10 AM  
We had some floor vinyl laid at work, in a store room. It had a manufacturing defect where the printed pattern was faded in a very large patch, but the material itself was perfectly fine. it was a very low-priority defect to us, but the builder kept saying they'd re-lay the whole room. after six months of it not being re-laid, we just told them not to bother, as we'd already setup all the shelving within.

even 12 months later they were saying they'd re-lay the whole room.

yes, this is public money being spent.
 
2012-06-03 07:20:43 AM  
When I have *ahem* missionary-style marital relations with my husband, I can't reach the big finish unless the pillow is parallel to the headboard.
 
2012-06-03 07:31:25 AM  

imprimere: imprimere: imprimere: imprimere: Buffet: I don't get it?. Who gives a Ffark about any of that s*h*i*tshiat??

Nested strikes??? AH HELL!

This isn't right either!

Now this just looks sloppy.


I put the asterisks in that word, and the female dog synonym, or else they appear on Fark with an additional "A" in them - which is intolerable.
 
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2012-06-03 07:35:36 AM  
Then she'll leave extra time on there, so the clock function doesn't display, because who would ever want to tell the time by something that's right at eye level, huh?

After many years ensuring my microwave was correct and consistent with my other clocks I stopped activating the clock after power failures. I don't need another clock.
 
2012-06-03 08:00:26 AM  
What is the deal with the one about the pills? #4
 
2012-06-03 08:07:39 AM  
I don't think I'm that OCD...can't be that bad. *clicks link* Oh gawd, just no...hell no!

/Fixed #2 on more occasions than I'd like to admit.
//And not on my own seat.
///Or the same row.
 
2012-06-03 08:28:50 AM  
Chaos is your friend.
 
2012-06-03 08:31:38 AM  
OCD = gay
if u have the OCD u have teh gay
 
2012-06-03 09:17:27 AM  

jaylectricity: Just curious who here notices that cabinets are open in the kitchen?

/TF only
//for now
///roughly 2:30EDT


My husband never closes and door or drawer completely. They are always a half inch from being completely closed and it drives me crazy.
He also will set a glass down right on the edge of the counter, or sometimes hanging over the edge by a quarter of an inch.

/his eyesight is fine
 
2012-06-03 09:18:01 AM  
Leaving time on the microwave is like not refilling the toilet paper dispenser. It's not OCD, it's selfish.
 
2012-06-03 09:24:02 AM  
#4 is okay by me. It's symmetrical.

/symmetry is more important than order
 
2012-06-03 09:36:36 AM  

Communist_Manifesto: Is there such a thing as anti-ocd? Because if anyone seriously complained to m about the flaws in any of those I would probably only be able to respond with a quizzical dog look.


really? You would accept some of that tilework? you are a contractors dream client.
 
2012-06-03 09:38:40 AM  

nvmac: Those pencils. Those pencils aren't right.


This.

/ OCD for real.
// The pencils would have bothered me.
 
2012-06-03 09:43:04 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: OCD = gay
if u have the OCD u have teh gay


Stop phoning it in.
 
2012-06-03 09:44:41 AM  

Splish: They should have titled it "20 Things..." and stuck an unfetchable image in the middle somewhere.


Actually some OCD people are raging right now cause it is 19.
 
2012-06-03 09:47:11 AM  

elguerodiablo: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ShawnDoc: If I saw number 15, I'd make it a point to constantly leave the microwave with time left on the timer, and I don't even use the break room at work. I'd go out of my way just to annoy that person.

That's exactly what I was thinking

/talk about asking for it

OCD and passive aggressive is a horrible combination.


/So much this
//MAJOR SLASHIES!!!
 
2012-06-03 10:11:17 AM  

cehlen: jaylectricity: Just curious who here notices that cabinets are open in the kitchen?

/TF only
//for now
///roughly 2:30EDT

My husband never closes and door or drawer completely. They are always a half inch from being completely closed and it drives me crazy.
He also will set a glass down right on the edge of the counter, or sometimes hanging over the edge by a quarter of an inch.

/his eyesight is fine


And as soon as it stops bothering you, I bet he stops doing it.
 
2012-06-03 10:14:07 AM  

cehlen: jaylectricity: Just curious who here notices that cabinets are open in the kitchen?

/TF only
//for now
///roughly 2:30EDT

My husband never closes and door or drawer completely. They are always a half inch from being completely closed and it drives me crazy.
He also will set a glass down right on the edge of the counter, or sometimes hanging over the edge by a quarter of an inch.

/his eyesight is fine


He's not alone. My elderly father does the exact same things.
 
2012-06-03 10:23:58 AM  

imprimere: profplump: imprimere: It also serves to fark up the one non-cooking utility a microwave offers - a clock.

Stop expecting microwave ovens to tell you the time of day. Mine, if not otherwise instructed, simply displays a colon. I find this the ideal situation; it emits little light, does not presume to indicate a time of day of which it has no valid indication, and can easily be recognized as "on" or "off" without a multi-second observation.

I'd argue that your real problem is with whatever idiot decided a cooking appliance should also have a clock function. Go back in time and murder that asshole and we'll all be better off.

LMAO... you're particular form of OCD is much funnier than most - "Some arse put a clock on my perfectly good heatin' box! That's what my wrist is for!"

Does your VCR blink "12:00"?


My coffee maker would if it wasn't for the wife setting it. Blinking 12:00 = free from the bondage of every stupid little appliance telling you to hurry the fark up, you're late! There's four clocks in the damn kitchen! I'd kill them all if i thought I'd get away with it.
 
2012-06-03 10:27:01 AM  

ShawnDoc: If I saw number 15, I'd make it a point to constantly leave the microwave with time left on the timer, and I don't even use the break room at work. I'd go out of my way just to annoy that person.


My SIL insists that all of the clocks at the family cabin be set to precisely the right time. She's also horrible with math. So we set the clocks at wildly different times, with a note attached to each one on how to calculate the correct time: +3:47 or -7:13, for instance.

/I need a new hobby
 
2012-06-03 10:40:14 AM  
I just got a new hat. It looked great in the store. However, after I bent the bill and got it all comfy, I noticed the seam that runs from the center of the cap to the bill is not centered. I have trouble wearing the hat because it pisses me off.
 
2012-06-03 10:40:38 AM  

Kar98: imprimere: profplump: imprimere: It also serves to fark up the one non-cooking utility a microwave offers - a clock.

Stop expecting microwave ovens to tell you the time of day. Mine, if not otherwise instructed, simply displays a colon. I find this the ideal situation; it emits little light, does not presume to indicate a time of day of which it has no valid indication, and can easily be recognized as "on" or "off" without a multi-second observation.

I'd argue that your real problem is with whatever idiot decided a cooking appliance should also have a clock function. Go back in time and murder that asshole and we'll all be better off.

LMAO... you're particular form of OCD is much funnier than most - "Some arse put a clock on my perfectly good heatin' box! That's what my wrist is for!"

Does your VCR blink "12:00"?

My coffee maker would if it wasn't for the wife setting it. Blinking 12:00 = free from the bondage of every stupid little appliance telling you to hurry the fark up, you're late! There's four clocks in the damn kitchen! I'd kill them all if i thought I'd get away with it.


Wouldn't it be nice if the appliances had a "no setting"? Just turn the darn thing off.

/also, I just realized that I asked about a VCR. Does anyone actually use VCRs anymore?
 
2012-06-03 10:41:39 AM  
i86.photobucket.com

FIFY
 
2012-06-03 10:45:26 AM  
Damn to hell whatever profession labeled the need and art of living in a precise world as "OCD."
 
2012-06-03 10:46:36 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I didn't consider myself OCD until I looked at those. If I had to look at things like those tiles day after day, I'd probably develop some unhealthy rage issues.


Well, on those one-off tiles I'd just bring in a grout cutter, a chisel, and a tube of epoxy.

Day to day I'm a slob, but when it comes to one half of my work I'm a bit of an obsessive. The other half? farkit, that'll do.
 
2012-06-03 10:48:03 AM  

Communist_Manifesto: Is there such a thing as anti-ocd? Because if anyone seriously complained to m about the flaws in any of those I would probably only be able to respond with a quizzical dog look.


yeah it's called teh ghey
 
2012-06-03 10:59:39 AM  
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sk8ingscool.yolasite.com
 
2012-06-03 12:03:48 PM  

adragontattoo: imprimere: adragontattoo: The last two tile ones have GOT to be done by a mason with a mean streak. The first one is because whoever laid the tile started the off row from the other side of all the others.

The pill one is fine, there is a pattern, so it may continue.
The fritos one is fine, IF that is the way ALL the bags are eaten.
3, 9, 14 would have been fixed by me when seen.

The microwave one is not OCD, that is a pet peeve.

PENCILS!

I would never associate 'mason' with 'tile'. Is that correct?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_of_Bricklayers_and_A l lied_Craftworkers

Tilesetters are also referred to as tilemasons.


or "ceramic mechanics".
 
2012-06-03 01:22:13 PM  

15



/OMG I HATE when people do that
//Only one that bothers me though.
 
2012-06-03 02:05:46 PM  
Asshole who made the list used a prime number.
 
2012-06-03 02:06:43 PM  
*twitch*

20 things. Let's make it a nice, round, even number.

www.100megspop2.com
 
2012-06-03 02:17:36 PM  

jaylectricity: Is OCD a real thing? Of all the things in the world to drive you nuts you're worried about simple arrangements?

Pat Tillman's family says,"F*ck you!"


OCD is actually a medical condition. This article wasn't talking about the medical condition, because to a sufferer this would be literal torture. The article was talking about people who are mildly bothered by out-of-place things.

OCD is usually the result of a neurochemical imbalance. It's pretty severe, and can lead to a complete meltdown.
 
2012-06-03 03:13:14 PM  

NoDitchDigging: Uggh, the microwave thing. Every. damn. day. at.work. I try and use the microwave and none of the buttons work because it still thinks it's on 'pause'. That, or someone doesn't latch the door all the way and it throws an error.

I think it's my boss reheating his coffee. I'm gonna switch his to decaf so he can feel my wrath.


This one gets me, too. At least once a day at work.

What is so farking difficult about finishing what you've started? Zero out the farking timer, FFS!
 
2012-06-03 03:23:15 PM  
Between this and your masterful trolling last night, I think I'm falling in love.
 
2012-06-03 03:44:23 PM  
I have mild OCD offset by being extreme laziness. It drives me crazy that my ancient VCR always blinks 12:00, but I'd have to get down on my hands and knees, flip open the little door, remember how to reprogram it, etc. I solve my dilemma by leaving a pile of unread magazines in front of it.
 
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