Obsessive compulsion is not strictly limited to things like washing your hands until they bleed or having to flush a toilet a certain number of times per day (a roommate in college had a father with severe OCD, who had to flush a toilet a certain number of times per day and would thus stay up late flushing the toilet over and over and over again to meet his quota, and the bathroom was on the other side of the wall to roommate's bedroom).
I get random ideas in my head and I must follow them. Weird little fixations that can border on the absurd, but once I get that idea in my head, I MUST follow it to its conclusion.
For example, yesterday I came to the realization that I would like a potted plant in my apartment.
I feel like for normal people, the desire to obtain a house plant would not turn into an epic tale of driving 50 miles in one day and having panic attacks over the possibility of going home without a plant.
For me, it began with a deafening thought of I MUST ACQUIRE A PLANT.
I tried incorporating this into my actual, reasonable errands. Went to Home Depot to get some stuffs to re-insulate the front door and some of the windows, and I got some foamy gap filler stuff for the bathroom.
Home Depot had no plants that struck my fancy. Neither did Wal-Mart's garden section. Or Shop Rite.
During this time, while I had not yet succeeded in the realm of plants, I did acquire the following:
- cat food
- a catnip toy for the kiikiiiiiis (my Kindle autocorrects "kiikiiiiis" to "mountainous" someone please explain that to me)
- insulation stuffs (foam and tape), and some chemical gap sealer thing in a can
- Hair spray
- Tupperware (idk it made sense at the time)
- a case of beer
My last stop was Stop & Shop, where I GOT A PLANT.
It's dying already.
And I have discovered that there is a very nice florist and plant shop literally a 2-minute walk from my house.
You know how sometimes you find a song you can't stop playing over and over and over and over and over and over??
also that show is really really good, and the opening titles are a work of art