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my quirks

great post over at rands in repose, where he (and many others) list their superstitions/ocd quirks. lots of stuff in the post and in the comments, many of which i do myself. here are a few less obvious ones that i recognized in myself:

» volume levels on TV/stereo/etc must be even or divisible by 5

» I always wet the toothbrush before putting toothpaste on it.

» Even after I *know* I’ve put my keys into my bag, I must double-check that they’re there before closing car door or trunk

» I have to start walking with my left foot

and here are a few of my own:

» french fries are eaten in groups of three

» i smell a glass before putting liquid in

» check and recheck that the alarm is set, even though i always wake up and turn it off before it goes off

how many of them do you recognize in yourself? what are yours?


  1. Nice question…
    I need to wet the toothbrush before putting the toothpaste too.
    Before turning off TV, I set the channel to a “neutral” channel (say news or discovery channel) and then to the channel where it was or another neutral channel. It’s a bit paranoid, considering I only watch Warner, Sony, Discovery or Nat Geo.
    When I set the time of the microwave oven, the time must be a prime number or power of two.
    We are all a bit crazy, aren’t we?

    Posted on 01-Aug-08 at 3:10 pm | Permalink
  2. i used to have a weird microwave habit too — all times were entered using one number button — “:33” or “5:55” or “7:77”. but my new microwave has a button that is 1 minute per push, so that’s the one i use now.

    indeed we are all a bit crazy, but some more than others : )

    Posted on 02-Aug-08 at 7:45 am | Permalink

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