This Is Definitely Going To Hurt Me More

Mwahahahahahaha... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Mwahahahahahaha… MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

It doesn’t take much: an improperly folded towel, a cup placed on a shelf with the handle turned in, a cupboard door left slightly ajar, under instead of over toilet paper rolls. Any one of these is enough to start my mind’s descent into madness.

Think I’m joking? Maybe exaggerating a little? I wish. Not that long ago, I wrote about how a crooked picture at my hairdresser’s drove me so crazy, I ended up with a mullet.

I don’t know if it’s “real” OCD or not. I’m not a neat freak, I don’t wash my hands 300 times per day and, most importantly, I’m not going around licking doorknobs.

But there are a number of things that send my brain into a state of chaos. The wrong fork, wearing open-toed shoes with unpainted toenails, an apple with a bruise, crossword puzzles done in pencil, things in the bathroom that don’t belong in the bathroom.

But the worst, the absolute worst has to be an unfinis


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  • I’m not OCD but some things just have to be right. Our house is a bit older and not one of the kitchen cupboards closes all the way. Some days I don’t bother to eat because walking in there makes my brain explode.

  • Sandals and socks. I mean, really? This world is descending into chaos…and is over-populated by baby-boomers.

  • ReformingGeek

    Um, I have a strap on my shoe that won’t stay closed. I’m about to bang my head against the wall. On the other hand, my toe nails are never painted. Sorry.

  • MalisaHargrove

    Take it from someone who is OCD, you aren’t OCD. You are picky picky picky. 🙂

  • You writing wench – how could you leave us hanging like that?

  • I’m not OCD either, but clutter drives me nuts, which is a sad state of affairs considering I have an abundance of it.

  • frankleemeidere

    It’s not OCD. It’s being fema

  • I hate all the same things you hate, Nicky. And I hate being married to a man who has the opposite of OCD.

  • Ha ha ha ha that took me a minu

  • Cadeaux

    I never paint my toenails (I’ve done it a couple times). I think painted toenails look horrid. I have a thing about germs…and lids…all lids/caps, even bottled water…I have to hear make a “thwonk” noise. Even if the little serrated cap thing cracks – if it doesn’t make the “thwonk” – out it goes. I also have a thing about folded towels. They have to be perfect. My house is a mess, tho. So, it’s not like I have a clean thing going on – I wish, sometimes, I did.

  • I am exactly like that…I prefer to think of us as very organized as opposed to having OCD but po-ta-to, pah-tah-to….either way the wrongs get righted.

  • it’s not OCD! I will never understand open-toed shoes with unpainted toenails, cupboard door left slightly ajar, or under instead of over toilet paper rolls. That drives me insane too!

  • KZ

    Damn you, Nicky. I was just about to Google “unfinis” thinking it was something related to women’s fashion or something. You know, shoes, or weird ballerina tutus or some crap. That’s the kind of thing you’re into, right?


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