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My Oddities

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I wonder if I have some level of ADD. There are little things that bother me, especially visually. For example, if I fold a paper towel and the edges do not match, I will refold it. Not excessively, but the visual displacement nags at me. If done by someone else, it does not affect me at all.

I noticed in reading poetry here on WordPress, I tend not to enjoy reading double spaced poetry. That’s odd, don’t you think? Then I wonder if some people do not know you can hit the SHIFT key and the RETURN key to single space?

The change in editors impacts me in that way — especially if I have no control over spacing. Captions, for example, should be within a certain amount of space from the photo so as to be seen together. Maybe some of this comes from my design training or my early systems design and analysis training.

And magazines. I have always read them from back to front. Did that start with MAD magazine? I don’t think so. I remember my mother sometimes reading the end of a paperback novel before she read the novel. That would kill me. I never want to know the ending first!

That is also a danger of watching series shows on Netflix or Acorn or Hulu. The descriptions of each episode give away too much information. That recently happened when we watched the entire series of “DCI Banks” on Hulu. I accidentally saw the description of the last episode in the series and knew in advance what was going to happen! It ruined watching the last few shows.

When I make jewelry, if the symmetry is off, it will forever nag at me to the point I might give the piece away rather than try to sell it or else it will settle to the bottom of a box somewhere.

When our oldest grandson was a toddler, on shopping day his mom would stack packages of toilet paper and he would kick them over and laugh. Then she noticed if one roll was backwards and the pattern was off, he would try to ‘right’ it before kicking it over. So maybe it’s pattern recognition.

I guess we all have some of these things, don’t we? (I can’t be the only one.) I suppose we call them pet peeves or annoyances. Do you have them?