Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's "OCL," not "OCD"

Unacceptable K-Cup Storage Method

I have a friend who once told me that I do not have "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder," otherwise known as OCD.  "You have," he said, "OCL.  Obsessive Compulsive Lifestyle."  Finally.  Someone understands.

I really don't want to lick the bottom of the top of the aluminum that covers my lunch time yogurt, but I can't stop myself and, yes, all of my Keurig K-Cups are sorted by caffeine strength and placed in the storage rack with the words right-side-up.  Is there any other way?  If I go to your house and you have your K-Cups arranged all higgledy-piggledy, they're not likely to be that way when I leave.

On top of my "OCL" issues, for the third time in as many months, someone has commented on the fact that I have a habit of pointing out the tiniest discrepancies in movies, television programs, newspapers...the list goes on.  They all politely called it "attention to detail" though I really felt they each meant to say, "Who cares?  Shut up, already." 

Do other people simply not notice misspelled words in newspaper headlines?  How could someone not see that the actress's hair was different in each shot of the same scene?  Was I wrong to point out that the painting instructor's version of the Eiffel Tower was not quite accurate?

OCL.  Obsessive Compulsive Lifestyle.  Obsessive Compulsive Laurie.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.



Anonymous said...

9.5.55 I understand!

Laurie said...

Anonymous, I know you understand!