How anal are you with your home, workplace vs your clothes?

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  1. lurker

    lurker Well-Known Member

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    Since many, if not all, posters here are quite anal with what they wear, how they look, does this attitude rub off on how you treat your home, workplace?
     
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    Since many, if not all, posters here are quite anal with what they wear, how they look, does this attitude rub off on how you treat your home, workplace?

    complete mess at office. oscillate between neat and messy at home. i'm actually quite laid back about i wear - today i'm wearing a BR long sleeve t-shirt with a buttons (i think a henley), $10 jeans from the gap, and an old pair of prison boy steve madden shooters (i do not care if people hate them, i'm going to keep on wearing them).
     
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    Since many, if not all, posters here are quite anal with what they wear, how they look, does this attitude rub off on how you treat your home, workplace?

    It does not for me. Most of my friends do not dress well and I particularly do not care how they dress. Some dress average, worse than average, a few very well but mostly just not the way I dress. However I would rather have them as my friends than people who do dress well. The only time were one's dress really explicility effects me is with women. What a women wears (most women dress horribly just as Jack Taylor said) really makes her more attractive so its only when its somethign other than platonic. But I do not make negative judgements of any women based on how they dress....
     
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    same here, usually messy at office, and fluctuate between tidy and messy at home(depends on how often people drop by). Care a lot more about what I wear (usually street wear though, rather dislike dressing up for work).
     
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    messy at home(depends on how often people drop by).

    same for me - i just didn't want to admit it above. but yeah, i clean up when i have guests.
     
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    I'm not even particularly anal about the upkeep of my clothes, although I care about what I wear, and am particularly conscious of color and silhouette. They get washed and worn. The only concession I've made is to handwash and hang dry jeans and some knits. I subscribe to the notion that clothes, and men's clothes in particular, look better worn when they've lost that "brand new" feeling. I see some guys here and on other fora advertise, with pictures to prove, used clothes that are in "mint" condition, which astounds me. After a couple of weeks of wear, my clothes have taken many walking miles, impromptu wrestling matches with my son, walking through brush, and while generally in decent condition, would definitely earn me a scowl if I tried to return them "as new".

    My office is Spartan. It is completely anonymous. In contrast to some of my colleagues really make their spaces their own, I have just a desk, a computer, books and articles, and my bike. The only thing identifiably mine is my coffee mug. It is clean, but that's to the janitorial staff's credit.

    My house would not pass muster in a military camp, but I occasionally make a half-hearted attempt to do housework, usually at my wife's bidding, so the floors are swept, etc... My clothes are typically folded and stacked in ever higher piles on top of my chest. I do try to have things separated by category (tops, jeans, belts, etc...) however.

    I do tend to get compliments on my appearance though. I guess about once a day on average, usually from strangers. (People who know me are jaded.) Never any comments on my office except for "wow, it looks like you just moved in here", nor on my house except for "Wow, this is a big space."
     
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    This question suggests sodomy with house, workplace, and clothing. The correct spelling for the trait you're describing is "anile".
     
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    I'm very anal about the upkeep of my clothes. My apartment, less so. I don't have time to clean all the time. I try to do a full cleaning once a week (takes me a few hours), but sometimes other things get in the way. My office at work fluctuates between spotless and papers everywhere.
     
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    the closet, office and home are tidy, but I'm writing this surrounded by wads of paper, paint tubes and, pinned up images in the studio- not always so tidy.
     
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    I don't like a home or office that's too neat. I don't necessarily condone extreme clutter but a sleek home that looks right out of a DWR catalog is definitely not for me.

    As far as clothes are concern, I'm not sure I'm very anal either... I stain, rip, rub everything. When I don't destroy my clothes myself, moths definitely do their part [​IMG]
     
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    Complete contract to gdl. I keep both my part of our home and cubicle completely spotless as much as I can. On occasion stuff builds up but that's usually because I'm too busy to clean it up.

    JB
     
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    This question suggests sodomy with house, workplace, and clothing. The correct spelling for the trait you're describing is "anile".

    I love it when people try to correct others or show off, and end up ridiculing only themselves by making wrong statements
     
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    I love it when people try to correct others or show off, and end up ridiculing only themselves by making wrong statements

    Seconded.
     
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    I constantly bitch at my friends for their fashion mistakes.
     
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    I have a tidy house, except for all the crap that's moved in this weekend. I'll be clearing major clutter soon. I have a semi-tidy office, except for all the paper that's piled on the desk, credenza, bookshelves, guest chairs, and floor. My closet is tidy, but that should change when I start putting clothes back into it. Oh, today I'm a bit slovenly with a shirt that fits like a pup tent (neck fits, though), but today's one of those days. Maybe I am consistent with this stuff.
     

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