Originally Posted by The Frog Prince
I wouldn't call this OCD but whenever in an assembly and especially in class, when the teacher/speaker asks "Any questions?" I have to physically keep my right hand from shooting up even though I don't have a question.
More generally I fear losing temporarily the control over my body and seeing myself doing something stupid.
this is weird. are you sure you werent hypnotized when you were younger and it never broke its trance?
Originally Posted by ppjjmm
I cant stand fish, dead or alive. Haven't touched one in like 15 years. Everytime i see someone touch a fish i shudder at the thought. yuck
One of the more frightening experiences of my life was snorkeling in Mexico with tons of tropical fish only a few feet below me... swimming like little motherfuckers. One came darting past me right before i got outta the water and i went fuckin nuts
lol. for me it is deep see/river/lake. anything deep dark and volume. i WILL NOT stick my head into the small windows at the Disneyland submarine ride. just the thought of being thrown into that lake scares the nuts out of me.
Originally Posted by kruze
Greasy hands/fingers [this was mentioned in the first page] is something I can't stand. I will immediately wash hands after a meal where my hands will get greasy. I will lotion only the back of my hands if dry [typically in winter, in the northeast].
me too. the slightest grease feel and im off to the bathroom washing my hands. also toner dust or anything lint or dust on floors or desks or cardboard, etc. so at my work i am constantly washing my hands .
Originally Posted by Dakota rube
I am developing a pretty nasty case of vicarious claustrophobia. Reading a Darwin Awards email about a spelunker who got caught in a tiny cave and died drove me up a wall. I couldn't finish reading the thing. I was getting short of breath...
i EXACTLY know what you mean. i HATE those stories where someone was kidnapped and then put into a car trunk and later died of aphyxsiation (sp) or drowning in a river thrown in when trapped in a briefcase.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
i'm embarrassed to admit this, but after the red sox won in 2004 a lot of my little OCD things died. After 2007 they pretty much all went away.
before any big game, test, procedure, ect... i avoided touching plants.
i know what you mean here. i had that same sort of sense when Kobe didnt win his first championship outside of shaq (although hey, shaq wouldnt have won without Kobe either, just as much his championship as shaq's). i always felt that 'monkey on my back' and I SO WANTED KOBE TO GET HIS FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP WIHTOUT SHAQ.
Originally Posted by word
Used to work shipping & receiving. The sound a tape gun makes when it's empty is horrible. Specifically the clear box tape when it tears off the paper from the spool and gets pulled through the flat metal piece to keep it straight. It will make me shiver for a long time because I can't stop re-playing the horrid sound in my head.
I used to waste tape by throwing the roll away just before it was finished.
this is interesting because i have related issues too. i hate things being pulled apart 'inappropriately' if that means anything.
for example. i get a box from shipping and then instead of just ripping the box top apart with the tape being stretched out to accomodate opening the top, i always need to find a pair of scissors or blade to cut the tape on top. sometimes people would say "hey just rip it open, dont mind a blade" and then i would ask him to do it then.
or a thick plastic bag with a cat 5 cable in it? or something in a plastic bag that doesnt have a rip opening method? usually people would poke their finger through it and warp the plastic apart to pull out the item. not me. i hate that. i need a pair of scissors or blade to appropriately open the plastic bag.