My OCD manifests itself in very odd ways. Like that time I re-arranged the supplies on the counter at my OB-GYN's office so that everything was in groups of threes. Turns out, doctor's don't really like you messing with their stuff.
Or how I grind my teeth to the numbers I'm counting in my head while I walk. My dentist isn't a big fan of that one. Neither is my therapist really, but he said it's better than getting thrown out of the doctor's office, so one step at a time.
But here is my biggest OCD confession:
I organize my grocery cart.
I can't stand when Jeff puts things in the cart. He just throw things in haphazardly and has no system. He says my need to have a perfectly organized cart is ridiculous.
But I need my cart to have a system.
Boxes down the left side. Everything in boxes gets fit together like a game of grocery store tetris. Like "Oh! That box of pasta will fit sideways between the Oatmeal Squares and the Little Debbies! SCORE!" There should be no empty space between boxes. This is unacceptable and means that you are a failure at life.
Cans and heavy things to the back of the cart. Veggies and bread to the front right. Milk and household items on the bottom.
Eggs in the seat. One day I'll have a child and that child will need to sit in that seat and that makes me itch just knowing that in the future I'll have to move where I put the eggs in the cart. I can't think of a better place for them and that's the real reason I've yet to give birth. Because I don't know where I'll put the carton of eggs when I have a baby.
The cart has to be unloaded according to this system. That way it goes into the bags like that, and then I can take those bags to my house and unload those bags without having my system disturbed. Because I want to have all the boxes in one place. Boxes do not belong with cans or vegetables. Boxes belong with boxes. Anyone can see that.
It takes a lot of effort for me not to bag my own groceries.
If I knew how to draw a diagram, I'd print them up and leave them in abandoned carts just so that I could help make someone else's life a little easier. Because my system really is the best system.