Quirks

Posted By: E.E.G.B

Quirks - 07/17/14 01:57 PM

To go along with the Pet Peeves thread - what are some of your quirks? (Which maybe drive someone else's entry in the Pet Peeves thread.... whistle)
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 01:58 PM

<----- has none
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 01:58 PM

My phone volume goes by numbers. I cannot have it on an odd number - 4 is fine, 8 is OK, but God forbid I have my phone volume set on 7. eek
Posted By: #Just Jay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
My phone volume goes by numbers. I cannot have it on an odd number - 4 is fine, 8 is OK, but God forbid I have my phone volume set on 7. eek


Same way with car radio volume. eek
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 01:59 PM

When sitting for any prolonged period of time I need to bounce my knee or I go crazy. Been like that since I was born I was told.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: #Just Jay
Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
My phone volume goes by numbers. I cannot have it on an odd number - 4 is fine, 8 is OK, but God forbid I have my phone volume set on 7. eek


Same way with car radio volume. eek


these aren't quirks, they're signs of insanity
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:01 PM

The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:02 PM

I have to stop the microwave before it dings. smile
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:03 PM

I have to file things in chronological order. Any other organization system drives me nuts.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:04 PM

i never grab the nearest item to me on a shelf...always have to reach back or into the middle of a row/stack

i.e. loaf of bread, carton of milk, magazine/newspaper, etc.

eek
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.


Mine is too. And my car clock is 4 minutes fast. This apparently causes great confusion for my children.
Posted By: Stupendous Man

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:10 PM

I can't use nail clippers. like, not just wont, but i dont know how. Apparently when i was a kid i hated them and made my mom use those little scissor nail things. then when i got older i just figured out how to use them on myself. I dont even own a pair of nail clippers and dont really understand how everyone else uses them without destroying their nails.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:12 PM

I can't think of any...let me look a little harder and see if I can come up with one.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:12 PM

When I'm nervous or scared I count by 2's in my head but only up to 10.
Posted By: ahkcompliance

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Wolfy
When sitting for any prolonged period of time I need to bounce my knee or I go crazy. Been like that since I was born I was told.


Same here but I don't have to be sitting for a prolong period. My knee will just go anyways. I don't even know its going half the time. Drives my wife nuts!

Also, I have to have one foot out of the covers.
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:14 PM

I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:14 PM

My favorite radio stations are programmed in my car numerically rather than which I listen to most frequently.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:16 PM

When i'm bored, i multiply numbers in my head in odd sequences.
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:16 PM

This could be extensive based on the personalities I've met in compliance in general...
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.
Same here.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.
Same here.


10 mins for me
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
^^This! Also, I take it a bit further. If I'm eating flavored candy like Skittles, I eat the colors separately until there are even numbers of each left. Then I eat my least favorite flavor first saving my favorite for last. laugh cool
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.
Same here.


Ditto.
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
Originally Posted By: Wolfy
When sitting for any prolonged period of time I need to bounce my knee or I go crazy. Been like that since I was born I was told.


Same here but I don't have to be sitting for a prolong period. My knee will just go anyways. I don't even know its going half the time. Drives my wife nuts!



Ditto.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.


Mine is too. And my car clock is 4 minutes fast. This apparently causes great confusion for my children.


The clock in my car is set ahead 5 minutes. If I am going to do something multiple times, I tend to make it multiples of 5.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:22 PM

you people don't have quirks, you're nuts!
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
^^This! Also, I take it a bit further. If I'm eating flavored candy like Skittles, I eat the colors separately until there are even numbers of each left. Then I eat my least favorite flavor first saving my favorite for last. laugh cool

Me too. But I even do it with M&M's even though they all taste the same.
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
^^This! Also, I take it a bit further. If I'm eating flavored candy like Skittles, I eat the colors separately until there are even numbers of each left. Then I eat my least favorite flavor first saving my favorite for last. laugh cool


Ditto! I even do this with the big boxes of rainbow Nerds.....which is why I don't buy them very often (too time consuming).
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
^^This! Also, I take it a bit further. If I'm eating flavored candy like Skittles, I eat the colors separately until there are even numbers of each left. Then I eat my least favorite flavor first saving my favorite for last. laugh cool


I eat the colors separately but I start with my favorite and work my way down to my least favorite.
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
you people don't have quirks, you're nuts!


Um, yeah, we're compliance officers, duh!
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:22 PM

laugh grin @ Dani!
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:24 PM

I count the steps when I walk up stairs. If I'm feeling anxious I will touch the pads of my fingers to my thumb but it always has to start with the index finger.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
you people don't have quirks, you're nuts!


^^^^^ IS a quirk
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:24 PM

I do do ^^^^ alot! HEY! I have a QUIRK! cool

[reply was to Sarah's post] wink
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:25 PM

You do do a lot?
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:25 PM

blush mad
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:25 PM

laugh
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:25 PM

laugh @ raitch!
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:25 PM

* When I get bored at conferences or lectures, I do long division and multiplication by hand on paper then check it on my phone to see if I'm right.

* I can't make just regular desserts. I have to find a way to cutesy them up or make them special in some way. Drives my husband bonkers. wink Watermelon T-Rex, cookie monster cupcakes, lady bug cherry tomato appetizers, piped almond bark decorations for pastries, fancy pie crusts, etc.......
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
I count the steps when I walk up stairs.


Me too!
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Originally Posted By: Dazed Auditor
The clock in my bedroom is set ahead 15 minutes. I know it is set ahead. It does not cause me to get up any earlier.
Same here.


10 mins for me


You appear to be a little slower than the rest laugh
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:30 PM

sometimes slower is better
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
I count the steps when I walk up stairs.


Me too!


I do that too.
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
Originally Posted By: Wolfy
When sitting for any prolonged period of time I need to bounce my knee or I go crazy. Been like that since I was born I was told.


Same here but I don't have to be sitting for a prolong period. My knee will just go anyways. I don't even know its going half the time. Drives my wife nuts!

Also, I have to have one foot out of the covers.


Yes the one foot out of the covers makes it or breaks it for a good nights sleep. Wife hates it as it messes up the nicely tucked in blankets
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:37 PM

YOur wife wouldn't like me much, then, Wolfy...come to think of it...even my sheets probably don't even like me much.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:38 PM

It is simple tucked on her side untucked on mine.
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I have to stop the microwave before it dings. smile

But do you leave the unexpired time on it? mad
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
^^This! Also, I take it a bit further. If I'm eating flavored candy like Skittles, I eat the colors separately until there are even numbers of each left. Then I eat my least favorite flavor first saving my favorite for last. laugh cool

Skittles must be eaten in pairs, and the pair cannot consist of two of the same color. Three is allowable at one time IF they are the last three in the bag. If the numbers don't work out (say you have a handful of 20 and there are 12 of the same color) then you have to get more until the numbers do work out. In the case that you are unable to get the numbers worked out, you should always have a spare bag. But at no point should you purposefully pick or otherwise manipulate the order in which the colors come out of the bag - that would just be crazy!
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:46 PM

Who eats Skittles??
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Who eats Skittles??

Quirky people, apparently.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:48 PM

I can easily pop both of my thumbs in and out of their sockets.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:50 PM

Poor Skittles! frown
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I can easily pop both of my thumbs in and out of their sockets.
That is not a quirk, that is an physical oddity. laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Who eats Skittles??

Quirky people, apparently.


I don't like candy that doesn't have chocolate, and even that is just ok.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
I count the steps when I walk up stairs. If I'm feeling anxious I will touch the pads of my fingers to my thumb but it always has to start with the index finger.


I start with my pinky AND I also count the steps on the stairs (
What if I go blind one day! I will need this information.)
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I can easily pop both of my thumbs in and out of their sockets.
That is not a quirk, that is an physical oddity. laugh


mad laugh
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 02:53 PM

I won't go in the out door, or out the in door. It seems to frustrate people who think they're being kind and holding a door open for me. Cans and bottles must be properly faced. I can't sleep if any of my pig figurines is looking at me.
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:00 PM

I can't say "sword" without pausing to think about how to pronounce it correctly first.
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:00 PM

When pumping gas I must stop with .00 - no pennies!
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:02 PM

I pre-pay my gas (and am almost always making another purchase with it), so i'll get a funky amount of gas to make my entire purchase come out to an even dollar amount.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
Cans and bottles must be properly faced.
Agreed. I worked in retail before and I still catch myself facing product when I'm shopping.

I also collect rocks and have since I was old enough to walk. I even have 9 of them on my shelf in my office that have fossils in them. laugh They go nicely with my PEZ dispenser collection.
Posted By: Little Miss BSA

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:39 PM

OMG I think I do almost all of these "quirks" mentioned... WOW I think I may have issues...but I guess I'm not alone LOL
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
When pumping gas I must stop with .00 - no pennies!


doesn't everyone do this?
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:45 PM

no, normal people pay with a debit or credit card then fill up

who cares how much it comes to?
Posted By: QCL

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
I can't say "sword" without pausing to think about how to pronounce it correctly first.


I think "'S' Words", which are words that begin with the letter "S". Mr. Connery, it's your turn."

My quirks
- all clocks in the house have to match, exactly. Cars too. When we lose power, it drives me nuts.
- one foot out when I sleep
- Eat all of one type of food at a time when eating (except for salads, I can mix my food when I eat salad smile )

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
My favorite radio stations are programmed in my car numerically rather than which I listen to most frequently.
Me too!
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I can easily pop both of my thumbs in and out of their sockets.


shocked

eek
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:54 PM

I do the sleep with one foot out, laugh

I think the radio in order comes from the age when the buttons on the radio actually moved the dial.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/17/14 03:55 PM

he's just happy to be a primate
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:24 PM

I can only listen to my car radio when I am alone.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:26 PM

Me too...which means I listen to my radio a lot. smirk
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:40 PM

When the light is off I want the light switch down, when it is on I want it up. Have a light in our house with three switches and this doesn't work - drives me NUTS.

When I eat a meal whatever I think is the best tasting thing on my plate - I save a bite of that for last - eating my least favorite thing first. My husband makes amusing comments on that one.

I have everything ready for the morning the night before - all clothes out - makeup out - coffee ready (just need to switch it on). Saves me time in the morning.

I also eat M&M's (or Skittles - not my cat) by color with least favorite color first - and I eat them in pairs. If there is an odd number I'll eat one first and then go to pairs.

OMG - I am extremely quirky.
Posted By: The Minion

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
My favorite radio stations are programmed in my car numerically rather than which I listen to most frequently.


Mine too. That's not a quirk, though. It's common sense.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:54 PM

Mine are in no particular order...but it's okay...I know where the ROCK stations are located even tho they aren't even in the same order in the car vs the truck. smile
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:56 PM

i count...everything. Cars on the road, steps to the elevator, door, other departments, from my car to the store, in the store, books on the shelf, canned goods, steps when running, revolutions when pedaling, people in the department, in lines, seats in movike theaters, rows in movie theaters...i can tell you the number of spans on every bridge i cross to and from work, the number of traffic lights, street lights, major intersections and minor intersections i cross...

no idea why...
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 12:59 PM

You really ought to count your blessings for that woman who puts up with you. smirk
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 01:38 PM

I tried to wash the black off of my plum.

It's still black. eek
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 01:47 PM

I can not stand to listen to people whisper. in real life on TV, whatever. It's like some dragging a chain down my spine.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 01:50 PM

I can't stand that either...and there is an employee nearby who does this...a LOT!

The one positive...the other one who used to do it constantly is no longer here...she was one of those that the s's were obnoxiously 'loud'. mad
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:02 PM

I will respond with a loud "what?" whenever someone whispers something to me. They will always look around to see if anyone is looking at them.

If you want to have a confidential conversation close the door.
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:04 PM

Hard to have a closed door conversation when an employee doesn't have an office. Perhaps they are just trying to not distract others from their work? Esp. if a nearby coworker is on the phone?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:10 PM

hey, i'm not Rainman, it's not like i'm counting out loud or anything!
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles

I also eat M&M's (or Skittles - not my cat) by color with least favorite color first - and I eat them in pairs. If there is an odd number I'll eat one first and then go to pairs.

OMG - I am extremely quirky.


Quirky and peevey!

I do the same kind of thing as this with candy. If I grab a handful of M&Ms and there are 4 red, 3 blue, 3 yellow, and 2 brown...I'll line them up (in rainbow order generally) and would eat 1 red, then a red, blue, and yellow, then one of each x2 until they're all gone. I don't know why.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:19 PM

i also eat the colored candies by color, starting with the ones with the least number first (there i go with that counting again) and progressing up through to the color with the most last...
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Hard to have a closed door conversation when an employee doesn't have an office. Perhaps they are just trying to not distract others from their work? Esp. if a nearby coworker is on the phone?


my office has a door ... they walk right passed it to whisper to me.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:33 PM

I've come to the conclusion that most of you people eat way too much candy. grin
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:33 PM

Happy, I count steps, always, but I don't count as obsessively as you! Do you do it to quiet the screaming voices in your mind?
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I've come to the conclusion that most of you people eat way too much candy. grin


^^^^^ is upset because there has been no mention of Brach's
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 02:55 PM

Originally Posted By: DoS
Originally Posted By: manimal
Hard to have a closed door conversation when an employee doesn't have an office. Perhaps they are just trying to not distract others from their work? Esp. if a nearby coworker is on the phone?


my office has a door ... they walk right passed it to whisper to me.


That's a little quirky, I'll admit! Maybe they just like thinking they're a part of something secret! laugh
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Maybe they just like thinking they're a part of something secret! laugh


That's why they are wearing the trench coat and sunglasses. laugh
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles
I also eat M&M's (or Skittles - not my cat) by color with least favorite color first - and I eat them in pairs. If there is an odd number I'll eat one first and then go to pairs.

OMG - I am extremely quirky.


LOL--and I thought I was "special"
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:05 PM

You're still special Freak....no one jumps out of a cake quite like you do! laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:23 PM

He mentioned earlier he only ate chocolate candy...therefore there are no neon colors to obsess over. wink
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:34 PM

I recognized another quirk last night at the library. If a book or DVD is in the wrong spot, I'll lay it down so the librarian will see it and fix it. If the correct spot is close, I'll fix it myself. wink

I also like to sort things. Pennies by date, buttons by size/color/type, pens by ink color, etc. I think I have issues. laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:36 PM

I think so too. laugh
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:39 PM

Another quirk.....my paperclips have to be sorted by size, and I absolutely abhor those colored little colored ones. Those go in the trash when I find them.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:42 PM

I like colored gem clips! I miss them...all we have are boring silver ones...but I only use the jumbo's, so size doesn't matter. smirk
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:42 PM

I despise the paper clips with the little ridges on them. I throw them away. I'm ridding the world of them, one at a time.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Dani York, CRCM
I absolutely abhor those colored little colored ones. Those go in the trash when I find them.

Me too! I also don't like paperclips that have been bent out of shape.

Is it normal that I have more than half of these same quirks. Does compliance attract quirky people or did we all used to be normal and compliance made us quirky??
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:43 PM

Next time I find colored paperclips in the office, I'll package them up and send them to you Joker.
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
Does compliance attract quirky people or did we all used to be normal and compliance made us quirky??


I vote the latter. Compliance is enough to drive the sanest person bonkers.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:45 PM

I have some OCD issues...like setting the house alarm and then frantically checking the back door and door to the garage before I go out the front door. Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out...sometimes I do it twice....
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:49 PM

Sci - when my son was younger and we would be standing in the check-out line at the grocery he would make sure all of the candy bars were in the right spot. If not, he would correct them.
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles
Sci - when my son was younger and we would be standing in the check-out line at the grocery he would make sure all of the candy bars were in the right spot. If not, he would correct them.

I'm your son!?!?! Whoa shocked
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:03 PM

Save them for the orney exchange, in case you are my buddy! LOL!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:04 PM

Quote:
I also don't like paperclips that have been bent out of shape.


Perhaps you should not anger them!
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:08 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out.


I do this too, every once in a while. I start asking myself whether I actually saw the door go down. More often, I just slowly drive away watching the door in my mirror to make sure it closes. I will also doublecheck windows in the house to make sure I closed them.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out.


I do this too, every once in a while. I start asking myself whether I actually saw the door go down. More often, I just slowly drive away watching the door in my mirror to make sure it closes. I will also doublecheck windows in the house to make sure I closed them.


same here

i'm in the same company as you guys!?!? eek
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:09 PM

Sometimes when I pee it squirts out in two directions.


That may be more of a medical condition than a quirk......
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:10 PM

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

now THAT sort of explains the whole "why can't you aim" thing
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:10 PM

TMI Freak, TMI!
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
so size doesn't matter. smirk


that's wonderful news!

now a personal quirk of mine is no longer really a personal quirk

thanks!
Posted By: thomasj

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:25 PM

After reading this thread I feel much better about myself. In comparison you all, I think I can safely say I'm relatively quirk free.
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:26 PM

In my music collection (albums and CDs, not digital) I of course organize alphabetically by artist. When a band name begins with a number, I consider the spelled out number (311 filed under T) rather than putting them before the As. Then, within each artist I sort them by release date rather than alphabetically.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: thomasj
After reading this thread I feel much better about myself. In comparison you all, I think I can safely say I'm relatively quirk free.





his quirk is that he doesn't recognize his quirks!! ^^^^
Posted By: TMatt87

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:32 PM

My right shoe always has to be tied tighter than my left.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:34 PM

I'll bet TJ has lots of quirks about his workouts - and workout shoes.
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
I have some OCD issues...like setting the house alarm and then frantically checking the back door and door to the garage before I go out the front door. Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out...sometimes I do it twice....


We left for vacation and there was something that caused the garage door to go back up and until I talked to a neighbor I didn't know the garage door was up for a few days while we were away. Eh, nobody stole anything so no harm, no foul.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:39 PM

that is my fear!!! ^^^^^

especially since i'm bad about not locking the door that leads from the garage to the inside
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:43 PM

Now I understand why there are so many audit exceptions. You people are nutz, laugh
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 04:44 PM

not nutz...."quirky"

there's a difference ya' know! whistle
Posted By: Mocha's Mom

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 05:17 PM

OK, reading this I had to laugh because I share many of these same quirks:

Hate colored, or small or ridged paper clips - only use the large ones

I eat my M&M's two at a time, one on each side of my mouth and I color code them - if the colors do not work together they do not get eaten

I add up the digits of the license plates I see in front of me while driving and make up different combinations of those numbers

I type words in my mind - granted this is how I learned to type years ago but I still do it

Food has to be in certain locations on my plate and in proper order - the meat always has to be on the right side.

Does it mean anything that I have a sign in my office that says: Asylum for the Insane
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out.


I do this too, every once in a while. I start asking myself whether I actually saw the door go down. More often, I just slowly drive away watching the door in my mirror to make sure it closes. I will also doublecheck windows in the house to make sure I closed them.


same here

i'm in the same company as you guys!?!? eek


Good Lord...even if I had a garage door, I'd never give it a second thought. I don't really care whether I did or did not lock any of the doors!

Life is apparetly so much simpler in the swamp. smile

I bet ya'll lock your car/truck/giant SUV doors too, huh! shocked

ETA: On second thought...did ya'll develope this habit beFORE or AFTER the garage shooting incident thread? confused
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and driving around the block to double check that I REALLY closed the garage door when backing out.


I do this too, every once in a while. I start asking myself whether I actually saw the door go down. More often, I just slowly drive away watching the door in my mirror to make sure it closes. I will also doublecheck windows in the house to make sure I closed them.


same here

i'm in the same company as you guys!?!? eek


Good Lord...even if I had a garage door, I'd never give it a second thought. I don't really care whether I did or did not lock any of the doors!

Life is apparetly so much simpler in the swamp. smile

I bet ya'll lock your car/truck/giant SUV doors too, huh! shocked YES!

ETA: On second thought...did ya'll develope this habit beFORE or AFTER the garage shooting incident thread? confused i was crazy quirky well before that thread!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:10 PM

laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:17 PM

I live in the same town now as i did as a kid (not continuously, lots of moving around in between) and i never locked my pickup as a kid....but we lived off the beaten path. I live right in "town" now (okay....it's still very podunk and most of you--not counting Joker--would still think you were out in the country) so i do lock it nowadays.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Mocha's Mom
OK, reading this I had to laugh because I share many of these same quirks:

Hate colored, or small or ridged paper clips - only use the large ones

I eat my M&M's two at a time, one on each side of my mouth and I color code them - if the colors do not work together they do not get eaten

I add up the digits of the license plates I see in front of me while driving and make up different combinations of those numbers

I type words in my mind - granted this is how I learned to type years ago but I still do it

Food has to be in certain locations on my plate and in proper order - the meat always has to be on the right side.

And sometimes my pee squirts out in two directions.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:32 PM

laugh

ok...so maybe not "all"?
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:45 PM

I pretty sure if I didn't close my garage door, I'd be missing a JD mover, a couple bikes and two sets of golf clubs by the time I got home. And I live in a "nice" neighborhood.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:47 PM

yep...bikes and golf clubs would be missing from mine too!
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 06:52 PM

y'all don't play enough golf to be missin' clubs, just sayin'...
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Sometimes when I pee it squirts out in two directions.


can you sustain that for 21 seconds or longer?

you may also want to have your prostate checked...but by a professional this time.

For clarity, when I say "professional" i mean a medical doctor holding a medical degree from a valid school and a medical license from the proper state issuing authorities...just saying blush
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:29 PM

shocked
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:31 PM

and the doctor should use his hands
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:36 PM

I have to close the lid on the copier if I see that it's up when I walk by.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:45 PM

Since I travel and use other people offices, I have to clean the phone before I use it. sick
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Sometimes when I pee it squirts out in two directions.


can you sustain that for 21 seconds or longer?



AHA! A challenge!
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: MonkEE
Since I travel and use other people offices, I have to clean the phone before I use it. sick



ick...
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:50 PM

you may want to clean the keyboards too
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:51 PM

and the chair
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:52 PM

launder the money too
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:53 PM

And the door handles.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:54 PM

Jaime Quirk was a MLB catcher
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:56 PM

You don't say.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:56 PM

crazy
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 08:59 PM

I think I have one

when I butter toast I need to cover every part of it before I can eat it

I've gotten better with cheese and crackers though
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:07 PM

Crackers love cheese.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:11 PM

with wine!
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:16 PM

Just checked my facebook account before I leave for the day and one of my friends had posted the following:

"When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me, too!" be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."


grin
Posted By: RobinS

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:19 PM

^^like!^^
Posted By: ahkcompliance

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:36 PM

I have to line my shirts up in order. I group all by style (polo, long sleeve, t-shirt, etc), then by color, then by order I prefer to wear that shirt.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/18/14 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Just checked my facebook account before I leave for the day and one of my friends had posted the following:

"When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me, too!" be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."


grin



It appears we've created quite a quirky tribe!!!
Posted By: VWgirl21

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
I have to line my shirts up in order. I group all by style (polo, long sleeve, t-shirt, etc), then by color, then by order I prefer to wear that shirt.


My closet is organinized similarily.

I eat one food at a time and it cannot touch. I also eat the best thing last. I hate going to a picnic and the paper plates aren't divided. It totally grosses me out when someone potato salad is touching their fruit salad and hamburger bun.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: VWgirl21
Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
I have to line my shirts up in order. I group all by style (polo, long sleeve, t-shirt, etc), then by color, then by order I prefer to wear that shirt.


My closet is organinized similarily.


I'm so glad I'm not alone! My grandmother was the same way, except that she took it one step further and spaced all of the hangers exactly an inch apart on the rod.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
I have to line my shirts up in order. I group all by style (polo, long sleeve, t-shirt, etc), then by color, then by order I prefer to wear that shirt.


i'm the opposite...i hang from the right, wear from the left...kind of like a production line
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 01:10 PM

I just try to squish it in as there is no more room.
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i'm the opposite...i hang from the right, wear from the left...kind of like a production line


^^^That ... occasionally my wife will put clothes away in the center, I die a little inside each time
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 02:00 PM

To the rest of us BOLers not posting in this thread...is reading all of this making you feel totally sane and normal too?! cool
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: DoS
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i'm the opposite...i hang from the right, wear from the left...kind of like a production line


^^^That ... occasionally my wife will put clothes away in the center, I die a little inside each time


I do both of those. Polos are left of the closet, top rack. Long-sleeve on the right, top rack along with pants, t-shirts are bottom row. Clean goes to the outside of the racks, and I pull shirts from the inside to ensure a good rotation, and not wearing the same thing too often. My wife doesn't put away my laundry, she rarely has anything to do with it at all since I'm slightly picky about how it's done, put on hangers, and hung up (obviously). It all makes perfect sense to me though!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 03:50 PM

No real order to my closet. There are 3 small sections of clothes I wear...and one huge section of clothes I don't wear.

If I would go through and eliminate the huge section, I could probably space the rest out at least a foot or 3.
Posted By: ItNeverEnds CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: califgirl
I have to close the lid on the copier if I see that it's up when I walk by.


^^^OMG, yes, me too!

Funny, I didn't think I had any quirks until I read this now I'm realizing how wrong I was:

Bedroom clock - I'm in the same camp, set 15 mins ahead, I know it, but I can't change it back to the real time or I know I'd be late. Drives my daughter crazy.

Peanut M&M's - I have to eat them by cracking it in half, eating the peanut first, then the chocolate. And I have to eat the peanut on one side of my mouth and the chocolate on the other. Then the next one, I switch sides.

Flat iron - each day, I'm convinced I didn't turn off my flat iron, so I send my daughter back upstairs to check it. It's always unplugged, but I'm paranoid. This happens almost every day. My daughter gets so ticked off.

The same thing happens with checking my car doors are locked and the garage. Sometimes I turn around and drive back by my house to make sure the garage is shut.

I'm sure I have more now that I'm thinking about it.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 04:30 PM

I have driven home (from a decent distance away) to make sure the garage door actually closed.
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 04:36 PM

I have to check the front and back door locks before I go to bed. Even when I know I was the last one who came in that door and I locked it when I came in.
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah


"When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me, too!" be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe."


grin




This. XOXO to my quirky friends.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: VWgirl21
I eat one food at a time and it cannot touch. I also eat the best thing last. I hate going to a picnic and the paper plates aren't divided. It totally grosses me out when someone potato salad is touching their fruit salad and hamburger bun.


Those are not quirks in my book!

Ew--gravy slopping onto green beans. Ugh...and you know who you are.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Originally Posted By: VWgirl21
I eat one food at a time and it cannot touch. I also eat the best thing last. I hate going to a picnic and the paper plates aren't divided. It totally grosses me out when someone potato salad is touching their fruit salad and hamburger bun.


Those are not quirks in my book!

Ew--gravy slopping onto green beans. Ugh...and you know who you are.


It is me! Yes! I am a gravy sloppin' and soppin' fool!
I am totally non-compartmental in my eating! I dive in up to the elbows and eat it all with relish! Both figuratively and literaly! laugh
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:14 PM

Goodnight! It's all going to the same place! There are no compartments in your gut!
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ItNeverEnds CRCM

Flat iron - each day, I'm convinced I didn't turn off my flat iron, so I send my daughter back upstairs to check it. It's always unplugged, but I'm paranoid. This happens almost every day. My daughter gets so ticked off.


I've never tried plugging in a flat iron. I usually grill my steak. laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:15 PM

When i was a kid, i would mix all of my food up into a mass of....stuff. So, no, i don't care if my gravy gets on......anything.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:16 PM

Re-checking the locks on all exterior doors on my way to bed. Even if I just locked them myself (or just double-checked them myself) within the past hour.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:17 PM

Requiring a refill when my glass gets below about 1/5 left in the glass. I can't drink that last little bit. Usually not even on my last glass.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:17 PM

Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:18 PM

I can't stand to have unread or unopened items in my inbox.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:19 PM

All mail, envelopes included, must be either shredded or torn in half when I'm done with it. Even if it is just an advertisement addressed to "resident," it does not go in the trash until I've torn it in half.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


In a home, a closed bathroom door to me signals "somebody's in here".
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:20 PM

I need and crave and love clear surfaces. My kitchen bar must be completely bare and wiped down every day. Ditto for my dresser. I can't have papers laying around on my desk at work. Clear surfaces, clear mind.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


In a home, a closed bathroom door to me signals "somebody's in here".

I need them almost-shut. Like, the door is touching the door frame, but the handle is not engaged in the door. I go around the house closing the doors (and turning off unused lights) all day.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:22 PM

I'm with you on the unused lights, i do that too......but it would bug me if a bathroom door was closed and no one was in there.
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
All mail, envelopes included, must be either shredded or torn in half when I'm done with it. Even if it is just an advertisement addressed to "resident," it does not go in the trash until I've torn it in half.


I have an equally OCD system: When going through paperwork at home I tear documents in half that are to be shredded and simply fold those in half that do not have personal info and can go in the trash or recycle bin.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:24 PM

I don't eat from drive-ups much anymore, but when I did, a long wait meant that I would be counting my exact change, say, $6.87, including a dollar in quarters plus 87 cents and a 5-dollar bill, over and over and over until it was my turn to pay. I somehow kind of thought the amount in my hand might change somehow and I wouldn't have exact change, like it might be $6.77 or $4.87 or something.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:25 PM

You candy-counters….wow…I mean I do that with fruit-colored cereal (Trix, Froot Loops) and it drove me nuts when they started mixing the colors on the pieces so you couldn’t properly sort them and some of the blue-purple ones were more blue than purple, and some were more purple than blue, but I mean, sorting your Skittles? That’s just nuts. grin

And all you counters should go read “N” by Stephen King.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
All mail, envelopes included, must be either shredded or torn in half when I'm done with it. Even if it is just an advertisement addressed to "resident," it does not go in the trash until I've torn it in half.


I have an equally OCD system: When going through paperwork at home I tear documents in half that are to be shredded and simply fold those in half that do not have personal info and can go in the trash or recycle bin.


That reminded me of one more for me. I fold almost every 8 1/2 x 11 paper I get my hands on.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:26 PM

My comments about Skittle-counting notwithstanding, I will admit than an entire bag of M&Ms is ruined if the last one out of the bag is not a bright color.
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


In a home, a closed bathroom door to me signals "somebody's in here".

In CYM's home, I think it signals you're outta luck, cuz she won't let you lift the toilet lid anyhow.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:32 PM

Numbers on th eicons on my phone. For instance I get my work email on my phone (dammit). And I will have some emails that I cannot clear on the weekend depending on what must be done with it. So that little number (could be 1 or 101) will sit on there and mock me all weekend! eek
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:33 PM

::wondering if this thread shouldn't be re-labeled "OCD R Us"::

laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:34 PM

A bowl of cereal is prepared as follows: Bowl, spoon next to bowl, milk in bowl (less than I will eventually need, but some milk now), THEN cereal. Cereal first? You ruined it.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Numbers on th eicons on my phone. For instance I get my work email on my phone (dammit). And I will have some emails that I cannot clear on the weekend depending on what must be done with it. So that little number (could be 1 or 101) will sit on there and mock me all weekend! eek


Your numbers don't go away if you read the email? Mine go away if I open the email program, thankfully. (The numbers bug me too.)
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
::wondering if this thread shouldn't be re-labeled "OCD R Us"::

laugh


Well NO. It would "CDO R..." So it's in proper alpha-order.



grin
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
A bowl of cereal is prepared as follows: Bowl, spoon next to bowl, milk in bowl (less than I will eventually need, but some milk now), THEN cereal. Cereal first? You ruined it.


You would hate having me around....i would never fix a bowl of cereal the way you do. Milk first just seems wrong to me. laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:37 PM

Ever notice that people that have a different OCD quirk than we do are weird? grin
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:39 PM

As long as you give me cereal, you can pour the milk in first if you want to. grin
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Ever notice that people that have a different OCD quirk than we do are weird? grin


That is because they are laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
A bowl of cereal is prepared as follows: Bowl, spoon next to bowl, milk in bowl (less than I will eventually need, but some milk now), THEN cereal. Cereal first? You ruined it.


You would hate having me around....i would never fix a bowl of cereal the way you do. Milk first just seems wrong to me. laugh

Having cereal with milk is a waste of time. Cereal was meant to be had with Half n Half! Also "cereal" means Corn Flakes, Rice Crispies and Shredded Wheat all in the same bowl at once!

Which is why I dont get to have cereal very often.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:44 PM

Lock the car door with clicker. Put clicker in pocket while walking away. Take clicker out and press “lock” because I can't remember if I locked it or not. Press "lock" at least 2 or 3 more times now because I’ve walked so far away that I can’t hear the click of the door locks, and this model makes no confirming horn honk to tell you it got the signal and locked the doors. I tell myself it's because I'm not sure if I locked it or not. Problem is, I do this method nearly every time.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


boy, the splash quotient must be high...i'd think you'd at least lift it when you needed to go...
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:48 PM

i eat my Cheeri-os with water instead of milk...all other cereal is with milk...i have no idea why...
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:49 PM

Cheerios and water? sick
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i eat my Cheeri-os with water

sick grin
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


boy, the splash quotient must be high...i'd think you'd at least lift it when you needed to go...

Ok, policy revision: AT. ALL. TIMES. (except when in use, when the lid may be raised AS LONG AS THE DOOR IS SHUT).
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:51 PM

My 13 year old son will not put milk on any cereal. He eats it dry and drinks the milk from a cup to wash it down. Always been that way. He says it's because he doesn't like his cereal to get soggy.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:52 PM

so the bathroom door has to be shut even when it's not in use?
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
so the bathroom door has to be shut even when it's not in use?

At least pulled closed, almost closed but not quite.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:54 PM

The part of the watermelon closest to the rind should be eaten first, saving the sweetest part (the center-facing part) for last.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:56 PM

Don't care how long you smoked it or baked it or grilled it, if the beef is still pink when you serve it, I'm not eating it.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
so the bathroom door has to be shut even when it's not in use?

At least pulled closed, almost closed but not quite.


ok...just curious

'cuz i have a "quirky-ness scale" for ranking purposes...

from...."hmmm...that's a lil' odd" to "that's just batsh$t-off-the-charts-crazy!"

smile
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 05:59 PM

Do you run an OCD Dictatorship at home? I think I might. Everyone in the house is allowed to have 1 pair of shoes by the exit door. Just 1. If I get home and anyone has a 2nd pair there, they must come and remove those shoes to their room before I can take my shoes off. Uh, yeah, and, no shoes are worn in my house, except by guests, and we scrub the floors after they leave.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:00 PM

BBB1 cant stand people that speak of themselves in the 3rd person! crazy

grin
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Dani York, CRCM
My 13 year old son will not put milk on any cereal. He eats it dry and drinks the milk from a cup to wash it down. Always been that way. He says it's because he doesn't like his cereal to get soggy.

That's why I prepare cereal my way (milk first then cereal). You only put a light sprinkling of cereal, no more than 2 stacked layers. Before it can get soggy, you've finished that, and you pour some more. I might pour 10 times while eating.
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:08 PM

So your screen name is really just your real name, huh, ComplyYouMust?

eek

laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:09 PM

Okay swiggles..I have come to the conclusion that CYM has you beat on the Quick vs. Peeve scale by 129.99%.

Wow...just wow.

ETA: At first, I was simply going to introduce ya'll to each other...then I decided someone would surely DIE as a result! eek
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Don't care how long you smoked it or baked it or grilled it, if the beef is still pink when you serve it, I'm not eating it.


Oh Yeah! That's not quirky, that's called delicious! Well done is the only way!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:11 PM

::puts bloody platter of thick juicy steak down::

Enjoy. smirk
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
no shoes are worn in my house, except by
guests, and we scrub the floors after they leave.


we'd have an issue then, because the only time I'm not in shoes at home is when sleeping, showering, changing clothes...other than that, always have shoes on...i can't stand being bare footed.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
::puts bloody platter of thick juicy steak down::

Enjoy. smirk


hey, look...Joker brought us something to grill! awesome
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
::puts bloody platter of thick juicy steak down::

Enjoy. smirk


Yeah, I'll take this one!

Most of the steaks I cook could be saved by a talented veterinarian. wink
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:14 PM

grin

See...now everyone is happy. smile
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:16 PM

Toilet lids down - always. Bathroom doors - used to be open, but after getting him (my avatar) we had to shut them. He chewed up several rolls of toilet paper and one bathmat. There's only two of us in the house anyway so we pretty much know where the other is at all times.

And I'll enjoy my steak with Joker and BBB1.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:19 PM

I leave my lids up...one of the dogs might be thirsty and their bowl might be empty. smirk
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:42 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I don't eat from drive-ups much anymore, but when I did, a long wait meant that I would be counting my exact change, say, $6.87, including a dollar in quarters plus 87 cents and a 5-dollar bill, over and over and over until it was my turn to pay. I somehow kind of thought the amount in my hand might change somehow and I wouldn't have exact change, like it might be $6.77 or $4.87 or something.


eek Good Lord I also do this eek
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:47 PM

i like this thread

makes me feel normal

grin
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
i like this thread

makes me feel normal

grin


The post in this thread must be more mess up than I thought. laugh
Posted By: Big Dog

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:52 PM

Please define "Normal"

I am not, but I feel better now.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:54 PM

laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 06:55 PM

I don't want my cereal to be dry-crunchy....if i wanted it dry-crunchy, i would just eat it out of the box. I don't want my cereal soggy though. There's a perfect balance between crunchy enough but not too crunchy.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:06 PM

Happy Cake Day, Big Dog! smile
Posted By: Big Dog

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Happy Cake Day, Big Dog! smile


Thanks RR
Posted By: VWgirl21

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
Goodnight! It's all going to the same place! There are no compartments in your gut!


This is true. But I prefer to enjoy one thing at a time. Plus if the cook wanted it to be eaten as one big mess they would mixed it all together before serving.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:11 PM

If I know someone has a food phobia...I'll mix mine up on purpose. smirk
Posted By: VWgirl21

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:15 PM

I also like for baked goods to be cut in an orderly fashion. Rows have to be straight and you have to finish one row before you start cutting the next row. I have eaten extra brownies on occasion when my husband messed up the row just to even the row out.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:20 PM

I've been known to just tear a hunk off of baked goods. laugh
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:21 PM

isn't one pan of baked goods one serving?
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:22 PM

Yes
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:24 PM

If food needs salt, I need it added while it is cooking. Sprinkling salt on it after you plate it is not the same. I want my salt "cooked in." I'm not sure if there really is such a thing, but I know I want it.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:26 PM

I don't like using other people's ice from ice trays. I drink a lot of room temperature tap water, which I don't like, because I like the taste of other people's ice even less. I can kind of taste their house odor in their ice. I mean even the normal, nice-smelling houses - all ice has a taste.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:28 PM

Don't like sitting on other people's couches or furniture if made of fabric. I always figure it is one of the dirtiest things in their house.

If they have a dog, I don't even want to go inside.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:29 PM

Compulsively clearing my eyes of sand/sleep. As in, 30 to 50 times a day, with frequent mirror checks. Tiny mirror in my desk drawer for this express purpose. If I ever counted, I'm sure the real number would be much higher.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:31 PM

I'm afraid those aren't quirks, you're borderline psychotic
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
I'm afraid those aren't quirks, you're borderline psychotic

Just borderline? Whew! That's a relief. But you won't find me color-coding my Skittles, no-sir-e-bob. Just my M&Ms. And cereal.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:34 PM

Quote:
If they have a dog, I don't even want to go inside.



That's it...marks CYM completely off the 'to invite over' list. shocked
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:38 PM

Quirk #57: Compulsively adding quirks to this thread!
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:39 PM

Cannot have a mirror facing my bed in such a way that I can see myself while laying down. And no mirrors facing toilets.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:40 PM

Me too, Joker. Although I highly doubt CYM would even want to come into my house with 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:40 PM

Won't buy furniture with sharp corners. Has to be rounded. Night tables, bedsteads, dressers, desks, dining room table - in my house these all share a feature, which is that they have no sharp corners.
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I can kind of taste their house odor in their ice.

Maybe you should suggest that they keep the bathroom door closed. AT. ALL. TIMES. smile sick smile
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:43 PM

Notices that there are a lot of dog adoptions in the past hour.


laugh
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I don't want my cereal to be dry-crunchy....if i wanted it dry-crunchy, i would just eat it out of the box. I don't want my cereal soggy though. There's a perfect balance between crunchy enough but not too crunchy.


pictures RJ dipping each individual froot loop or corn flake in a glass of milk, then gently wiping off the excess moisture before savoring each sugary bite
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles
Me too, Joker. Although I highly doubt CYM would even want to come into my house with 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Also I'm allergic to dogs and cats and there's nothing you could do - nothing - that would ever get all that hair and dander out of the carpet, couch, ceiling, air conditioning ducts, etc. If I were to inherit a dog-owner's house, the purification process would involve a bulldozer and rebuilding. laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I can kind of taste their house odor in their ice.

Maybe you should suggest that they keep the bathroom door closed. AT. ALL. TIMES. smile sick smile

I'd support a federal law to that effect!
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I don't eat from drive-ups much anymore, but when I did, a long wait meant that I would be counting my exact change, say, $6.87, including a dollar in quarters plus 87 cents and a 5-dollar bill, over and over and over until it was my turn to pay. I somehow kind of thought the amount in my hand might change somehow and I wouldn't have exact change, like it might be $6.77 or $4.87 or something.


eek Good Lord I also do this eek


Oh...and the same with tickets, boarding pass, ID before boarding a flight a flight...they get checked over and over and over....and then checked again to make sure they're in the right zippered compartment in my backpack...over and over and over...oh, and the gate assignment...let's check that thirty thousand times to make sure we got it right the first time....over and over and over...ugh...and I have a flight in three weeks...
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
If I ever counted, I'm sure the real number would be much higher.


i could provide assistance in this area, if you'd like
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I don't want my cereal to be dry-crunchy....if i wanted it dry-crunchy, i would just eat it out of the box. I don't want my cereal soggy though. There's a perfect balance between crunchy enough but not too crunchy.


pictures RJ dipping each individual froot loop or corn flake in a glass of milk, then gently wiping off the excess moisture before savoring each sugary bite


I should have quoted the quote above.....this was in response to the idea of only putting a little bit of cereal in the bowl because if you put a lot "it gets too soggy". I put a lot of cereal in a bowl, add the milk, have the first few bites be too crunchy...the middle bites are perfect...and the last few bites are too soggy.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Won't buy furniture with sharp corners. Has to be rounded. Night tables, bedsteads, dressers, desks, dining room table - in my house these all share a feature, which is that they have no sharp corners.


you should check into living in a bubble
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:47 PM

Freak, i print out about 5 copies of my boarding pass...one in the book i'm reading, one in my carry on, one in my pocket with my wallet, one in the pocket with my cell phone, and one in the front zipper of my suitcase...and i check each one of them constantly
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:51 PM

I did the electronic boarding pass for the first time in March. I still had to print out a paper copy. And checked constantly to make sure the paper copy was in the front pocket of my bag while simultaneously opening my text to make sure I could still access my e-pass.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:52 PM

how are you people able to sleep?
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and the same with tickets, boarding pass, ID before boarding a flight a flight...they get checked over and over and over....and then checked again to make sure they're in the right zippered compartment in my backpack...over and over and over...oh, and the gate assignment...let's check that thirty thousand times to make sure we got it right the first time....over and over and over...ugh...and I have a flight in three weeks...

Totally. A typical silent conversation with myself in an airport: "Gate D57. Let's see, that's gate D. 57. D57. So that will be on Concourse D. Which is not A, B, or C. Concourse D. Gate D57. 57 is probably at the end. It probably goes up to about 60. I'll probably enter by Gate 1. Probably. But it might be in the middle. I might have to turn left or right. D57. I need to find Concourse D. There's a sign for Concourse D. It was Concourse D that I wanted, right? Let's check. Yep. D57. D. 57. Heading towards D now. It was D57 though, right?"
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
how are you people able to sleep?

Not easily. If I find that the blinds are not perfectly shut just right with curtains closed over them and overlapping one another, I must exit the bed and fix that before going back to bed. Otherwise the tiny amount of light entering the room keeps me awake until I get up and fix it anyway. And I must wash hands after touching dusty curtains or blind-pulls. All curtains are dusty if the # of days since cleaning is greater than 1.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:00 PM

I only drink fountain soda or iced tea if it's Styrofoam cups. The ice lasts longer and my hands don't get wet from condensation when I pick up the glass.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Oh...and the same with tickets, boarding pass, ID before boarding a flight a flight...they get checked over and over and over....and then checked again to make sure they're in the right zippered compartment in my backpack...over and over and over...oh, and the gate assignment...


Bingo. I really didn't think I had any quirks. I don't care how I eat stuff, I don't count things, I don't care where my clothes go in the closet, but then I remember the re-checking of the garage door, and now THIS! I realize I'm a compulsive re-checker.

Pre-flight, everything has to be placed in the right compartment, the liquids in their baggie in this one, the boarding passes and flight info in another, everything has it's place and I check it a half dozen times the night before. I check it again on the parking shuttle. I check it again in the TSA line.

I think it's because I'm responsible for all the details of the travel. I plan it, book it, memorize maps, make lists of restaurants, study useful words and phrases. So, it's 100% up to me to make sure we smoothly get through the airport and onto the plane. I'm a nervous wreck until the plane starts down the runway.

We have a trip planned in January. I probably should make a note to check tonight and make sure I know where the passports are.

I actually went into my home office the morning after booking the trip to make sure I hadn't screwed up the dates on the airline tickets. I'll check that tonight, too.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: Peepers
how are you people able to sleep?

Not easily. If I find that the blinds are not perfectly shut just right with curtains closed over them and overlapping one another, I must exit the bed and fix that before going back to bed. Otherwise the tiny amount of light entering the room keeps me awake until I get up and fix it anyway. And I must wash hands after touching dusty curtains or blind-pulls. All curtains are dusty if the # of days since cleaning is greater than 1.


Blinds folded up, or down?

Oh..and you could eliminate some dust factor by eliminating unnecessary curtains...that's what blinds are for!
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Don't care how long you smoked it or baked it or grilled it, if the beef is still pink when you serve it, I'm not eating it.


YES!
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:25 PM

My son does the dry cereal and a glass of milk too.

CYM, please seek help, you need it laugh
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: justsayjulie
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Don't care how long you smoked it or baked it or grilled it, if the beef is still pink when you serve it, I'm not eating it.


YES!


Absolutely yes! If I had a dollar for every time I've sent my plate back at a restaurant...
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Bathroom doors and toilet lids must be shut AT ALL TIMES. AT. ALL. TIMES.


In a home, a closed bathroom door to me signals "somebody's in here".


Yeah, I think the same way. And I'd likely stand outside the closed door pacing for 20 minutes before knocking.
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I only drink fountain soda or iced tea if it's Styrofoam cups. The ice lasts longer and my hands don't get wet from condensation when I pick up the glass.


You may be interested in a new product the company my hubby works for has developed...

http://ir.berryplastics.com/phoenix.zhtm...&highlight=
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
how are you people able to sleep?


i went to bed at 2:15 this morning and woke up at 5...i slept very well, thanks
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:44 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I don't want my cereal to be dry-crunchy....if i wanted it dry-crunchy, i would just eat it out of the box. I don't want my cereal soggy though. There's a perfect balance between crunchy enough but not too crunchy.


You should get some of that non-nutrative cereal varnish from Clark Griswold. It's non-osmotic. laugh

But I also need my cereal to have the optimum balance of crunchiness and milkiness.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust

Not easily. If I find that the blinds are not perfectly shut just right...


Blinds folded up, or down?

Oh..and you could eliminate some dust factor by eliminating unnecessary curtains...that's what blinds are for!

Good point - if they are folded the wrong way, I have to fix them, day or night. I like them to be folded in such a way that the blinds reflect light back out the window, rather than letting half of it inside. I guess that is folded "up." And without curtains, there is a 1/16" or 1/8" gap between the blinds and the window frames, allowing too much light in. I need it pitch black to sleep well and so I hate the green light on the smoke detectors so I have it covered up with a piece of cardboard taped over the light so that causes me not to know if it has power so I have to look at it a few times a week to make sure the green light is still on even though at night I can still tell the green light is on.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:54 PM

Some of you would spontaneously combust or something the second you walked into my house.......
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I only drink fountain soda or iced tea if it's Styrofoam cups.

Not me. Always wondering if little bits of styro are floating in the drink and washing down my gullet.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I only drink fountain soda or iced tea if it's Styrofoam cups. The ice lasts longer and my hands don't get wet from condensation when I pick up the glass.


Tervis cups.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust

Not easily. If I find that the blinds are not perfectly shut just right...


Blinds folded up, or down?

Oh..and you could eliminate some dust factor by eliminating unnecessary curtains...that's what blinds are for!

Good point - if they are folded the wrong way, I have to fix them, day or night. I like them to be folded in such a way that the blinds reflect light back out the window, rather than letting half of it inside. I guess that is folded "up." And without curtains, there is a 1/16" or 1/8" gap between the blinds and the window frames, allowing too much light in. I need it pitch black to sleep well and so I hate the green light on the smoke detectors so I have it covered up with a piece of cardboard taped over the light so that causes me not to know if it has power so I have to look at it a few times a week to make sure the green light is still on even though at night I can still tell the green light is on.


The green light can go out at any time after you have looked at it. smirk
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:56 PM

You cereal folks should really try the ComplyYouMust Milk First, Multiple Pourings of Cereal method. It is adaptable to the inherent crunchiness of any given cereal, as you can pour more or less cereal each time you pour, ensuring that no sogginess results.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
The [smoke detector's] green light can go out at any time after you have looked at it. smirk

Dangit!
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 09:00 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and the same with tickets, boarding pass, ID before boarding a flight a flight...they get checked over and over and over....and then checked again to make sure they're in the right zippered compartment in my backpack...over and over and over...oh, and the gate assignment...let's check that thirty thousand times to make sure we got it right the first time....over and over and over...ugh...and I have a flight in three weeks...

And don't forget to check your boarding pass against every Flight Status display screen you pass, one or more times for each screen. And to become alarmed if it is 2 hours before your flight and your flight still isn't listed.
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Some of you would spontaneously combust or something the second you walked into my house.......

Thinking the same thing. I used to think I was slightly neurotic but nope, I'm downright laid back comparatively.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 09:31 PM

I have issues with socks. For example, I have three pairs of white no-show running socks; they have different color toes and heels. My wife sometimes gets the navy and black pairs mixed up. I can't wear socks that do not match even if no one can see the toes/heels with my shoes on. Just freaks me out and throws everything off.....
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Oh...and the same with tickets, boarding pass, ID before boarding a flight a flight...they get checked over and over and over....and then checked again to make sure they're in the right zippered compartment in my backpack...over and over and over...oh, and the gate assignment...let's check that thirty thousand times to make sure we got it right the first time....over and over and over...ugh...and I have a flight in three weeks...

And don't forget to check your boarding pass against every Flight Status display screen you pass, one or more times for each screen. And to become alarmed if it is 2 hours before your flight and your flight still isn't listed.


You've seen me in the airport?

I also have to go straight to my gate, just to be sure it's where it should be and that the flight is listed, even if it's two hours before my flight. No stopping for food or drinks until I've verified the gate.
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 11:10 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
I have issues with socks. For example, I have three pairs of white no-show running socks; they have different color toes and heels. My wife sometimes gets the navy and black pairs mixed up. I can't wear socks that do not match even if no one can see the toes/heels with my shoes on. Just freaks me out and throws everything off.....


Also, you never know which is heavier, the black dye or the blue dye. You could end up running in circles. laugh
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 07/21/14 11:13 PM

I regularly wear two completely different socks. Today is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (left foot) and Before and After Pig/Bacon (right foot) sock. I find it's twice as much fun that way.
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:21 AM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie

I used to think I was slightly neurotic but nope, I'm downright laid back comparatively.
Me too! Gotta get my husband to read this so he can see that I'm far from quirky.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Some of you would spontaneously combust or something the second you walked into my house.......

Thinking the same thing. I used to think I was slightly neurotic but nope, I'm downright laid back comparatively.


Me, three. I know 'normal' is a relative term, but some of the neuroses around here make me feel positively well adjusted.

(BTW - my house has pet hair, cluttered surfaces, mismatched blinds, open bathroom doors, and no curtains at all. Apparently my crazy focuses on things other than the state of my home. wink )
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 12:29 PM

Obviously...VERY obviously, so does mine! I like our kind of crazy better! crazy

I did get to do the crazy laugh (muwahahahah, I think)and rub my hands together last night looking at the bazillion hair balls dancing around the living area and how I could ruin many people's day by exposing them to my madhouse! smirk
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Some of you would spontaneously combust or something the second you walked into my house.......


laugh
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:42 PM

I right there with ya, Joker and Becca! These folks would die if they came to my house.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:44 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Obviously...VERY obviously, so does mine! I like our kind of crazy better! crazy

I did get to do the crazy laugh (muwahahahah, I think)and rub my hands together last night looking at the bazillion hair balls dancing around the living area and how I could ruin many people's day by exposing them to my madhouse! smirk


Me too, I used to be a fanatic that everything had to be spotless when someone came over, or the world would come to an end. Now it's more like, if they don't like it, they don't have to come back. Life goes on, too many things to enjoy, the dust and hair balls will forever remain! Well not forever, I do clean!
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
if they don't like it, they don't have to come back.


This. A home is a place to live in, not clean every 5 seconds. And when it comes to animal fur... what's that saying?

My dog lives here. You don't.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:50 PM

I should clarify: my home isn't a pig-sty or anything, but i am a single guy living alone...i mean...everything's relative. There might be (ok, who am i kidding...there ARE) a few dirty dishes in my sink right now.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:51 PM

Quote:
Life goes on, too many things to enjoy, the dust and hair balls will forever remain! Well not forever, I do clean!


I'm sure we all clean...the dust and hairballs just keep procreating! smirk
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:53 PM

I'm right there with you Manimal. Plus I like my animals much more than I like most people.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:53 PM

POST OF THE DAY, SKITTLES WINS!!!!
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:53 PM

I can not stand anyone (except my wife and kids) touching me. Don't put your hand on my shoulder and you better not try and hug me ... that gets pretty awkward pretty quickly.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: DoS
I can not stand anyone (except my wife and kids) touching me. Don't put your hand on my shoulder and you better not try and hug me ... that gets pretty awkward pretty quickly.


{{{HUGS}}}

Sorry, I couldn't resist!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:01 PM

laugh
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: DoS
I can not stand anyone (except my wife and kids) .


Enough said laugh
Posted By: DoS

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
Originally Posted By: DoS
I can not stand anyone (except my wife and kids) .


Enough said laugh


You're right ... I could have stopped there and still have the comment be accurate. laugh

:uncomfortable and awkward smile for Jwills:

Thanks smile
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:12 PM

One thing I realized when I came back to work after being home with the kids for 6 years was that I had to lower my expectations. My house is not filthy but it's not museum-clean either. My dinners aren't always 5 star but they're delicious and made with love. I'd rather spend time with my kids, hubby, dogs and cats than cook and clean. My house is loud, messy and absolutely perfect for me!
Posted By: ahkcompliance

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
One thing I realized when I came back to work after being home with the kids for 6 years was that I had to lower my expectations. My house is not filthy but it's not museum-clean either. My dinners aren't always 5 star but they're delicious and made with love. I'd rather spend time with my kids, hubby, dogs and cats than cook and clean. My house is loud, messy and absolutely perfect for me!


Neither my wife or I like clutter. We used to clean almost daily! That kind of all changed when we had our daughter. Toys are laying around, etc. We much rather spend time with her than to worry about picking everything up all the time. After she goes to bed, we will make sweep through to clear the path!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:43 PM

my epiphany with having everything 'perfect' was when I remarried. My husband is not a slob, but he doesn't find it necessary to have all surfaces clear of clutter every night. I either had to learn to live with it - or live without him. I choose him.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: DoS
I can not stand anyone (except my wife and kids) touching me. Don't put your hand on my shoulder and you better not try and hug me ... that gets pretty awkward pretty quickly.


i'm not an overly huggy person either, unless, of course, Brooke Burke is wanting to hug...then i'll make an exception.

i also have worn my hair in a flat top crew cut, or buzzcut for the past 15 or so years...and still people feel the need to want to run their hands over it...it used to make me irritated, now i just return the favor to them...you'd be surprised how many women are upset that i would do that to them, never thinking that they had just done it to me...the longer the hair they have, the more i attemot to mess it up
Posted By: RebekahL CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 03:02 PM

A close friend of mine has a plaque on her wall that says "My home is clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy." laugh

I have to repeat this to myself a lot. I'm hardwired to be a perfectionist, but man, it sure sucks the fun right out of life!

I'm a Martha trying to be a Mary. Luke 10
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
One thing I realized when I came back to work after being home with the kids for 6 years was that I had to lower my expectations. My house is not filthy but it's not museum-clean either. My dinners aren't always 5 star but they're delicious and made with love. I'd rather spend time with my kids, hubby, dogs and cats than cook and clean. My house is loud, messy and absolutely perfect for me!


Mine is very loud! But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I know people with immaculate homes, perfect meals, but it is not homey, you just don't feel the love.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I should clarify: my home isn't a pig-sty or anything, but i am a single guy living alone...i mean...everything's relative. There might be (ok, who am i kidding...there ARE) a few dirty dishes in my sink right now.


I'm shocked!


that you use dishes
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
One thing I realized when I came back to work after being home with the kids for 6 years was that I had to lower my expectations. My house is not filthy but it's not museum-clean either. My dinners aren't always 5 star but they're delicious and made with love. I'd rather spend time with my kids, hubby, dogs and cats than cook and clean. My house is loud, messy and absolutely perfect for me!


Yay! You've said what I think about my home, too!
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 03:37 PM

I use the clean dishes right out of the washer then reload them once they are used up. Saves time putting them away just to drag them back out.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 04:04 PM

Pet owners live in denial, as if a "clean house with hairballs in it" is a real thing. laugh
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:07 PM

Not in denial at all - just love my furbabies and I'm happier for having them in my life.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles
Not in denial at all - just love my furbabies and I'm happier for having them in my life.


Me too. smile
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:11 PM

Who are you to judge whether the hairballs in my house are clean or dirty? Wouldn't that depend on how recently the 110 dalmations have had a bath? crazy
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:11 PM

Clean is a relative term, and like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

As far as I'm concerned, hairballs don't count as dirt provided they are on the floor and under furniture or in an innocuous corner.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:13 PM

This reminds me of the FB post RR Becca posted of the dancing hairball. It was hilarious! grin
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:28 PM

Hairballs? Hairballs?!! I thought those were Tribbles?!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:29 PM

I think they are kin, Okie!
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:38 PM

ComplyYouMust, Therapy Seek You Must smirk
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:53 PM

I don't see how a stray piece of dog fur is much different than a stray piece of human hair. We all shed, it just looks different.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: MonkEE
Originally Posted By: Skittles
Not in denial at all - just love my furbabies and I'm happier for having them in my life.


Me too. smile


Me three. They love me no matter what. They don't argue, they don't judge, they make me smile, and they take my mind off of the day!
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 05:56 PM

At least their fur forms 'tumbleweeds' and is easier to pick up.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 06:07 PM

Speaking of hairballs, I was at Insanity after work and there whas a giant hair/dust/clumpy thing on the floor that was swirling around everytime some little kids ran by it. I didn't have my glasses on and my OCD caused me to focus on the mouse-sized hair/dust/clumpy thing (sometimes they have pubic hair in them! Ever get face to face with a gym floor during burpees? Ugh!!!) Anyway, I was freaking out when it swirled my direction because I didn't want it contacting me.

Back to work....
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 06:12 PM

Put Freak and ComplyYouMust in a room, bet they could talk for weeks about all of their concerns! laugh
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By: DD Regs
ComplyYouMust, Therapy Seek You Must smirk


laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Speaking of hairballs, I was at Insanity after work and there whas a giant hair/dust/clumpy thing on the floor that was swirling around everytime some little kids ran by it. I didn't have my glasses on and my OCD caused me to focus on the mouse-sized hair/dust/clumpy thing (sometimes they have pubic hair in them! Ever get face to face with a gym floor during burpees? Ugh!!!) Anyway, I was freaking out when it swirled my direction because I didn't want it contacting me.

Back to work....


Becca's living mouse-sized furbee made it all the way across the country?

Awesome!!!
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 08:16 PM

I was telling my husband about this thread and he pointed out two others about me:

1) I am adamant that toothpaste be squeezed from the top down. He squeezes it in middle and doesn't always snap the cap shut so the cap gets full of gunk.

2) If we get a 6-pack of beverages that is held together by the plastic rings, I always cut the plastic into small 1" sized pieces so the birds/animals don't get caught in it. I remember watching a video in 2nd grade about pollution and it showed dead birds with those plastic rings around them. cry

There were more, but I think I've shared enough for now. laugh
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 08:40 PM

I can't take the last cookie, or other food item, on the tray because I can't stop thinking how many times it must have been touched before I got there.

But for some reason the 2nd to last cookie is just fine. smile
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 08:44 PM

I can't just dig into a potluck supper without knowing WHO cooked something. (But i don't think that's quirky...i think it's smart.)
Posted By: Queen Mum

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 08:52 PM

When I open a package of Skittles I have to save the red ones until last. I like them the best and want to have the flavor to be the last I taste.
Posted By: ahkcompliance

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 08:54 PM

I hate going to buffets. I remember when I was younger seeing this lady at a buffet and sticking her hand in the dish to "try it" and then stuck it back in for a second time! That was it for me.

We will go to a pizza buffet for lunch sometimes but I will sit there until a fresh pizza comes out and will be the 1st in line to get a fresh pizza before anyone touches it.
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 09:03 PM

I guess the only "quirk" I can think of is like Queen Mum's. Except it is like that for anything I eat. I save what I like the best for the last bite.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Put Freak and ComplyYouMust in a room, bet they could talk for weeks about all of their concerns! laugh



::stares::
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Queen Mum
When I open a package of Skittles I have to save the red ones until last. I like them the best and want to have the flavor to be the last I taste.


This is no Quirk this is sage advice based on empirical data that my research has confirmed to be true. wink
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I was telling my husband about this thread and he pointed out two others about me:

1) I am adamant that toothpaste be squeezed from the top down. He squeezes it in middle and doesn't always snap the cap shut so the cap gets full of gunk.

2) If we get a 6-pack of beverages that is held together by the plastic rings, I always cut the plastic into small 1" sized pieces so the birds/animals don't get caught in it. I remember watching a video in 2nd grade about pollution and it showed dead birds with those plastic rings around them. cry

There were more, but I think I've shared enough for now. laugh


I do both, too!
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 07/22/14 09:47 PM

When I put towels away in the linen closet, the folded side (not the edges) must be facing out. Paper napkins, too. Our napkin holder is upright, so the fold must be at the top...less chance of someone grabbing more than one napkin at a time.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 12:31 PM

I do that with the napkins, too. But, I really had no logical reason. laugh
Posted By: Purple Pride

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 12:57 PM

I love this thread. It is not often I can be part of a group and look like the "normal" one of the bunch. laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 01:08 PM

I can't believe it. Yesterday, the BM walked in my office and said: "I can't remember if I closed the garage door or not...I've got to go check it...brb" crazy laugh
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I can't believe it. Yesterday, the BM walked in my office and said: "I can't remember if I closed the garage door or not...I've got to go check it...brb" crazy laugh


if you had a bowel movement walk into your office and talk to you, i think you have bigger issues than if the garage was closed or not. You may wish to talk to your doctor about the psychotropic drugs he has you on! eek
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 01:16 PM

Lithium? Yes, please. smile
Posted By: Hoosierland

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Wolfy
I can't take the last cookie, or other food item, on the tray because I can't stop thinking how many times it must have been touched before I got there.

But for some reason the 2nd to last cookie is just fine. smile


I agree with this one, Wolfy. I also can't eat candy, chips, etc. out of a bowl that others have had access to--can't think about anything other than whose hands were last in that bowl. Every month our directors have big bowls of M & Ms at their meeting, as well as pretzels, etc. The leftovers always end up in the break room the next day. It pains me to leave those M & Ms alone but I just can't eat them!
Posted By: YosemiteSamIAm

Re: Quirks - 07/23/14 02:01 PM

What's with the sudden topical obsession with BMs and M&Ms...jus sayin...? laugh
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 02:14 PM

I think I may be a borderline hoarder. It's not like there are piles of stuff all over the house, but in the basement I have stacks of boxes full of stuff that I'm having trouble throwing away. I also have shelves full of books, including old textbooks, and shelves full of miscellaneous hardware and other types of stuff, making the basement look like a combo of Home Depot and Barnes and Noble.

I keep all of it, because, you know, I may need it someday.

I also still have most of the PCs and monitors and other computer stuff I've ever owned, going back to an early 90s Acer. I have a ton of floppy disks.

I have my 8mm movie camera and an 8mm projector that won't rewind, and my dad's 8mm projector that he bought in 1946. I have my dad's golf clubs. Dad's been gone 14 years, but yes, I have his clubs.

I have the crib we bought when my son was born. He's 31. I kept thinking I'd be able to use it for a grandchild by now.

We're talking about downsizing in a couple years, and I need to get rid of stuff, but every time I start, I end up just looking through it and putting it all back.

I may have a more of a problem than a quirk.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 02:38 PM

have a rummage sale

not only will you spend eight hours of your day (more if you have it over the coarse of a couple of days) sitting there but you will also take home a whopping $58.50 to show for it!

you will also have wonderful memories on how you and a prospective buyer haggled over $1 for some item

you can make a game of it, if they won't pay you what you want, smash it on the sidewalk in front of them so no one can have it
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 04:34 PM

MBH, you ought to see if Amazon would buy some of those textbooks. Apparently even older ones can sometimes bring $$$.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 04:57 PM

sounds like you need to load it up and head to World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn in Las Vegas...
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 05:12 PM

Don't bother getting a quote from Half-Priced books, unless you have some very rare editions. The price per pound will not cover the cost of gas.
Posted By: noelekal

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 05:43 PM

I collect old books. Old (even really old - as in 19th century) textbooks are at the bottom of the list for collectability and value. Amazon may ask and even get those prices but it's a cinch that you and I won't.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 06:02 PM

The only reason I suggest Amazon is because I know someone who sold her husband's old college textbooks for a decent amount of money. I think they were engineering texts, although I'm not sure of that.

Amazon makes it easy to find out though, you can price it out on their website to see what they'll offer you. If it isn't worth your while, you're only out the time you sat in front of the computer. smile
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 06:27 PM

I never knew you could sell books to Amazon. Thanks for that tip. But, I think someday, Goodwill might get a big delivery.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
I think I may be a borderline hoarder. It's not like there are piles of stuff all over the house, but in the basement I have stacks of boxes full of stuff that I'm having trouble throwing away. I also have shelves full of books, including old textbooks, and shelves full of miscellaneous hardware and other types of stuff, making the basement look like a combo of Home Depot and Barnes and Noble.

I keep all of it, because, you know, I may need it someday.

I also still have most of the PCs and monitors and other computer stuff I've ever owned, going back to an early 90s Acer. I have a ton of floppy disks.

I have my 8mm movie camera and an 8mm projector that won't rewind, and my dad's 8mm projector that he bought in 1946. I have my dad's golf clubs. Dad's been gone 14 years, but yes, I have his clubs.

I have the crib we bought when my son was born. He's 31. I kept thinking I'd be able to use it for a grandchild by now.

We're talking about downsizing in a couple years, and I need to get rid of stuff, but every time I start, I end up just looking through it and putting it all back.

I may have a more of a problem than a quirk.


My Dad was like this until he had to clean out my grandparents house. After moving tons of stuff and things and carp (3 different times) he went home and started tossing his stuff out. LOL He FINALLY got rig of Omni magnazines he's had since I was a child (I'm 38!). I do think he is still holding on to his Consumer Reports from the 90's. One step at a time.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 07:05 PM

I think this thread is making me paranoid. I've started noticing habits/quirks that I've never paid attention to before. Case in point: I was eating a bowl of Lucky Charms this weekend and I realized that I always save enough marshmallows to have at least one in each bite. Same with the raisins in Raisin Bran. crazy
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: MonkEE
(I'm 38


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Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 07:23 PM

I bought some grapes and washed them

I also bought some nectarines and apples but I won't bother washing them. Those have been fondled much more than the grapes.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: MonkEE
(I'm 38


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Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 08:23 PM

He's jealous, Monk. wink
Posted By: ahkcompliance

Re: Quirks - 07/28/14 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I think this thread is making me paranoid. I've started noticing habits/quirks that I've never paid attention to before. Case in point: I was eating a bowl of Lucky Charms this weekend and I realized that I always save enough marshmallows to have at least one in each bite. Same with the raisins in Raisin Bran. crazy


Same here to both..noticing habits/quirks and the lucky charms.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 01:17 PM

Originally Posted By: MonkEE
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: MonkEE
(I'm 38


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Way to mess up the page, Happy. Why is my age so funny anyways?


I thought women claimed to be 39...not 38
Posted By: thomasj

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 02:05 PM

She is 38. I've seen her driver's license.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 02:12 PM

Are you sure it's not fraudulent??
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 02:18 PM

Originally Posted By: thomasj
She is 38. I've seen her driver's license.


How many years ago? The age changes each year. laugh
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: MonkEE
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: MonkEE
(I'm 38


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Way to mess up the page, Happy. Why is my age so funny anyways?


I thought women claimed to be 39...not 38


Getting older does not bother me. I am really 38 and next year I will be 39 and the year after I will be 40. smile
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 04:19 PM

And you're fabulous.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 04:21 PM

:flips hair: Thank you. cool
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 04:32 PM

::flips hair::


Oh...never mind....
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 04:57 PM

laugh @ Le Freak.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/29/14 05:38 PM

shocked laugh
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 01:07 PM

when putting on deodorant, i count the number of swipes, and the right side needs to be 1 more than the left...I HAVE NO IDEA WHY
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 01:10 PM

Are you right handed? Maybe that pit gets more friction during the day. crazy laugh
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
when putting on deodorant, i count the number of swipes, and the right side needs to be 1 more than the left...I HAVE NO IDEA WHY


My OCD requires both sides to have even amounts. If one side gets more swipes I have to apply a similar number of swipes to the other side. And now that you mention it, I have noticed that the right side typically gets more swipes because I don't feel it's "fully protected" [you'd think 25-30 swipes would be sufficient]
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 03:27 PM

crazy

Ya'll are some strange ones! I'm beginning to think I am quirkless...and I'm not sure if I like that or not. confused
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 04:06 PM

You would be better off Joker if you checked the water 2 or 3 times before you left for work!!!!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 05:09 PM

You are so right, Pale! This is absolutely NOT the first time this has happened, it's just one of the RARE times I realized it, instead of stumbled upon it. frown
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 05:11 PM

I would have thought that when you stopped pumping it it would stop. laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 05:17 PM

I ran an electrical line from the pole down the road. wink
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I ran an electrical line from the pole down the road. wink


Someone else s meter I presume? laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 07/31/14 06:18 PM

Of course! Gah!
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/04/14 07:10 PM

My hoarding quirk paid off. My daughter is getting ready to move, and said the movers won't take her TV unless it's packed in a box. She didn't know where to get a box. I went down in the basement, and came right back up with a box for a 32" flat screen TV with the styrofoam packing still in it. We bought a TV just like hers a few years ago, and I had saved that box just in case I needed it someday.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/04/14 07:12 PM

wow...just wow~!
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 08/04/14 07:38 PM

You never know!!! Sounds like MBH was trained by someone surviving the depression. Those folks saved everything!
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 08/04/14 07:50 PM

My grandmother used to say "Use it up or wear it out, make it do or do without." Drove me nuts as a kid. Now I get it.
Posted By: Carolina Blue

Re: Quirks - 08/04/14 08:44 PM

I keep the TV boxes for that very reason. The last moving company I had wanted to charge a $200 Flat Screen TV packing charge.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/05/14 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
when putting on deodorant, i count the number of swipes, and the right side needs to be 1 more than the left...I HAVE NO IDEA WHY


My OCD requires both sides to have even amounts. If one side gets more swipes I have to apply a similar number of swipes to the other side. And now that you mention it, I have noticed that the right side typically gets more swipes because I don't feel it's "fully protected" [you'd think 25-30 swipes would be sufficient]

Oh boy. I've got something in that area too. I get distracted while applying it, so, sometimes when I'm about to leave for the day, or, while I'm halfway done putting on a shirt, or while I'm still holding the stick, I can't remember if I did one side or both sides or neither side. Wifey then happily gives me a sniff test and informs me if I'm going commando, or have already applied it, or have applied it twice. And I can ONLY put it on if it is right after the shower. I dare not put it on why I am completely dry and no longer moist.

I often get distracted and cannot remember if I used shampoo, and frequently wash my hair twice as result. As soon as I lather up, I can tell and/or I remember that I already did that.

I prefer to think that this happens because I am a genius and have no time to think about such mundane things as grooming, or generally, what I am doing. That's MUCH better than the alternatives.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 04:16 PM

I stress in the line at McDonalds dual drive through. Which line should I get in? Then what if the one I pick is the slow one? What happens if the vehicle beside me go through faster? It is so stressful? One can only truly enjoy your dinner if you got through the line faster than the person that started beside you in the other line.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 04:19 PM

Okie, get an H1 Hummer. Then any lane you want is yours. wink
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 04:32 PM

I would be stressing whether getting in line at McDonalds was a good idea to start with, maybe I should of went to BK or maybe KFC or Taco Bell, maybe I should just make something at home... Oh the choices cry
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 04:40 PM

i find service was always faster when i park and go inside...and a much better chance of me getting what i ordered and how i ordered it

(not that i eat fast food anymore, but when i did...)
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 04:47 PM

My poor dad has never figured out the drive thru rules of survival. The first of which is to keep your order as simple as possible... "A number 1 and water"

Dad will go to the drive thru and order like this..."I want a cheeseburger with no cheese with the meat pretty done and some pickles and onions but no lettuce and some tomatoes but with the tomotes on top and the pickles on bottom and some mustard with some fries and some slices of raw onion one the side but not in with the fries......and a coke 10."
And then will wonder why he didnt get what he wanted. crazy
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 05:57 PM

laugh
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Okie, get an H1 Hummer. Then any lane you want is yours. wink


grin At first glance I thought you were saying "Okie, get a humor".
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:07 PM

I don't know if this is Peeve or Quirk, but:

I believe the last little bit of some products, like deodorant and soap, are not as strong or effective as when you first opened them. The last 1/2 inch of deodorant never seems to work right, and I replace it before it's all used up. Once soap is so used up that the bar breaks into two pieces, I feel like what is left isn't doing the job anymore, and I throw them out.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I don't know if this is Peeve or Quirk,


i think this is a quirk...because it is really weird...and quirky and weird seem to go together... whistle
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:47 PM

And it's not an excessive overreaction to something someone else is doing, it's just you being you. Thus, I think that's a quirk. Maybe a poll is needed though?
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:48 PM

I dunno? The back half of a bullet seems to work just well as the front half.....
laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
I dunno? The back half of a bullet seems to work just well as the front half.....
laugh

Hah, The worst:
The last dregs of a bottle of water
The last bowl of cereal, with all that dust
The last cold, burnt partial piece French fry
The last paper towel, with glue on it
The last square of TP
Surely I'm not the only one who thinks the last bit is the worst. Best bite of cereal? Fresh out of the box, first spoonful. All other bites pale in comparison.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 08:55 PM

Ok, I'll agree on most of those, except I love the last little nearly burnt french fry! Crispiest of the bunch!!!
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I only drink fountain soda or iced tea if it's Styrofoam cups. The ice lasts longer and my hands don't get wet from condensation when I pick up the glass.


Tervis cups.


Love the Tervis tumblers! Double-wall insulation means no condensation. smile
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
I dunno? The back half of a bullet seems to work just well as the front half.....
laugh

Hah, The worst:
The last dregs of a bottle of water
The last bowl of cereal, with all that dust
The last cold, burnt partial piece French fry
The last paper towel, with glue on it
The last square of TP
Surely I'm not the only one who thinks the last bit is the worst. Best bite of cereal? Fresh out of the box, first spoonful. All other bites pale in comparison.



I'm just the opposite. I use every last bit of everything. I use the deodorant down to the bare plastic. When the shampoo or dish soap is empty, I put water in it to get the last bit out. I'll turn jars upside down in the fridge to get the last bit of salsa or mustard out. We eat the whole loaf including the ends. And I'll pick through the dust at the bottom of the cereal box to get any remaining full size pieces.

Yes, my parents lived through the Depression. My wife, who grew up in public housing, is just like me.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 09:40 PM

Your not that bad Brain. There was a lady on the news the other night that was N_V_T_S NUTS!!!
1. She saves the water she boils pasta in to use over and over and over
2. She scrapes the spaghetti sauce off of the plates and puts it back in the jar after the meal!
3. She times everyone in the ouse when they shower (no baths allowed). They get 10 seconds to get wet and its off, the soap up and they get 20 seconds to get the soap off and thats it!
4. The house has two (2) light bulbs that they move from room to room.
When she goes to the grocery store, she picks the grapes off of the vine so she doesnt have to pay for the wight of the vine.
There is way more but she is a loon!
No they are not a financially strapped household. She and her poor husband both have good jobs with an annual household income in the $185,000 range.
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/06/14 09:51 PM

I haven't felt so "normal" in ages. I love reading this thread. laugh The only "quirk" identified here that I catch myself doing is lowering the lid of the copy machine if it's up when I walk past. But that's because I think it looks messy in the bank lobby. Not because I *have* to close it.
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 02:04 PM

I just can't part with all the toys from fast food kids meals from the 80's and early 90's. Most have duplicates that are still mint in the box or bag. They take up large containers in the attic above the garage.
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 04:01 PM

o.m.g., Pale. You need to see if you have whole collections, etc. and then head over to that Pawn Stars shop in Vegas. You could have a nice piece of your retirement just sititng in the attic over the garage!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
Not because I *have* to close it.



Of course you don't.... ^^^^^ is still foating down that river in Egypt.
laugh
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
Not because I *have* to close it.



Of course you don't.... ^^^^^ is still foating down that river in Egypt.
laugh


Just to prove you wrong, TripleB, I'm leaving it open today! laugh to see if I can haha laugh
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:13 PM

::runs over to close BurntSienna's copier::

I feel better now.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:15 PM

today in the cafeteria I purposely left time on the microwave
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
I just can't part with all the toys from fast food kids meals from the 80's and early 90's. Most have duplicates that are still mint in the box or bag. They take up large containers in the attic above the garage.

I left some in my attic for about 10 years and the heat was not great for them, particularly ones that had rubber parts (like GI Joes, they have a rubber part on the inside that connects the top to the bottom) and they are now falling apart. However, my attic is not climate-controlled so it's probably 120+ degrees in there for much of the year.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:26 PM

Have to stop the microwave from running (or wait till it stops) before opening the door. Those of you who just wrench open the door while it is running? You're killing us all.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:28 PM

i can't drive past a car on the interstate and not look over at the driver...but i have no problems not looking if on a city street...
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
today in the cafeteria I purposely left time on the microwave


mad
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:32 PM

I usually do four seconds

four seconds is about average for me
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
I usually do four seconds

four seconds is about average for me


that's what she said
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:37 PM

I just made copies and left the top open on purpose.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
I just made copies and left the top open on purpose.


evil, you are just evil wink
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: HRH Okie Banker
I stress in the line at McDonalds dual drive through. Which line should I get in? Then what if the one I pick is the slow one? What happens if the vehicle beside me go through faster?

I cannot STAND the McD's that have the double-lines. I'll drive 5 mins away to a different McD's sometimes just to avoid the stress of line-picking.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i can't drive past a car on the interstate and not look over at the driver...but i have no problems not looking if on a city street...

This. Yes. But mostly only certain car types. Compacts, motorcycles, and really old cars. I almost never look at pickups.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:01 PM

Worse is people who don't understand how to use the 2 lines. If both lines are occupied with 1 car each, then the car behind them sits in the spot right before the fork, and advances to EITHER spot as it opens first. Cutting in front of that vehicle as it sits in the garden spot is uncool and forbidden.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:02 PM

hey....commit and pick a line

it's a game of chance!
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:06 PM

mad
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:05 PM

I try to avoid committing to any drive-up, whether fast food or pharmacy. I leave at least one full car-length or I don't go far up enough to be trapped in by the little "Ha ha we gotcha now" 8 inch concrete barriers they put up to trap people in the drive-up. I always have to look at my car's clock when I first come to a stop. If I haven't moved within the first 2 minutes after I first stopped, I then pull hard to the right and take off out of there and go someplace else.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:07 PM

it appears ya'll eat a lot of fast food
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:07 PM

When at home, if there is anything special or unusual that I have to remember to bring with me the next day, I have to go out and put it in the car as soon as I think of it, even if it is 11 at night.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:09 PM

what if you need to bring a bag of ice?
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:10 PM

My carkeys have a special place to be, just inside the exterior door. No matter where I am or what I am doing, if I discover that I have brought my keys further into the house (say, down the hall and into the bathroom), I have to immediately go back and put them where they go.

I also won't enter the house through some other exterior door (even if someone is holding it open for me) because then I might put my keys in the wrong place.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
what if you need to bring a bag of ice?

Good one. laugh But really, ice or other things that can't logically spend the night in the car (say, a cake) would require a big note taped to my carkeys just inside the exterior door of the house.

I've been known to get out of bed to go create and post just such a note.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:13 PM

if you locked your keys in the house and someone let you in with a spare, would that completely throw you off because you just entered the house with no keys at all?
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:14 PM

are you conducting an official study or something?
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
if you locked your keys in the house and someone let you in with a spare, would that completely throw you off because you just entered the house with no keys at all?

Very much so. However, in designing my house, I chose doorlocks that can't be locked unless the key is on the outside of the door, in my hand. There's no button to push or way to accidentally lock the door.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
if you locked your keys in the house and someone let you in with a spare, would that completely throw you off because you just entered the house with no keys at all?


That's what the dog door is for.
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
mad


don't make me come over there smirk
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
are you conducting an official study or something?


yes and you've provided me with plenty of material for the spreadsheet
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:19 PM

eek
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Originally Posted By: Peepers
if you locked your keys in the house and someone let you in with a spare, would that completely throw you off because you just entered the house with no keys at all?


That's what the dog door is for.


not me! I would be calling 911 when I got stuck halfway through
Posted By: bOaty

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:22 PM

Y'all make me realize that I'm pretty normal.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
mad


don't make me come over there smirk


You'd just cut in front of me in line. smirk
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By: bOatn Shasta
Y'all make me realize that I'm pretty normal.



yeah....uh....no you're not

smirk
Posted By: bOaty

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:23 PM

Shhhh!
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:23 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i can't drive past a car on the interstate and not look over at the driver...but i have no problems not looking if on a city street...
I do this as well. Most of the time I've got the "WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU" look my face followed by a haughty derisive shake of my head. wink
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I do this as well. Most of the time I've got the "WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU" look my face followed by a haughty derisive shake of my head. wink


wow

i sooooooooooo do that! eek
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Worse is people who don't understand how to use the 2 lines. If both lines are occupied with 1 car each, then the car behind them sits in the spot right before the fork, and advances to EITHER spot as it opens first. Cutting in front of that vehicle as it sits in the garden spot is uncool and forbidden.


sorry, there are 2 lines, you don't sit at the junction to see which opens first, you pick a line and get in it...sometimes it goes faster, sometimes it doesn't...but blocking everyone behind you is definitely not an option
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:36 PM

There is 1 line that forks at the very end into 2 lines...if you're the 3rd car in line, you stop at the fork...what you don't do is pass all the other cars in line to get into the line that opens up.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:39 PM

If there's any 'blocking' going on, it's the cars at the ordering booth that take 18 minutes to place their order.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:39 PM

I think one of the McD's near me with the two lanes has the lane split just before the fork into two lanes

not sure but now I'll have to go tonight to see

thanks for making me fatter
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:40 PM

Mine isn't that^^^ way. It splits at the last possible moment.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:42 PM

Totally agree...that's just rude.

Around here, many of us that drive super long trucks bypass the regular intrance and hit the outside line
FROM the outside, not from the 'alley'.

But what made me leave one the other day was this:

Both lines were full...I left enough room between the next car and mine for through traffic to get to one of the exits. Someone whips in front of me...rides next to the last car in line, barely missing them to push their way into the outside line.

I think it's THE. FIRST. TIME i've EVER seen someone 'break in line' in a vehicle.

mad I left and went next door to a different line. I don't know that I could have controlled myself had the opportunity arisen for me to ram their arse for what they did. whistle
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 06:42 PM

it's not like McD's are consistent or anything

one will freely give out extra bbq sauce for the 20 piece nuggets while the next one will hold on to them like they're some kind of precious metal
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
it's not like McD's are consistent or anything

one will freely give out extra bbq sauce for the 20 piece nuggets while the next one will hold on to them like they're some kind of precious metal

Ach! Those officious sauce-deprivers! Can't tell you how mad it makes me to spend $25 for meals for multiple people then hear "Well if you want an extra sauce I'll have to charge you 50 cents. We charge for that," acting as though I asked her to throw in a couple of McFlurries.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 09:47 PM

Taco Bell is just the opposite. They'll give me six hot sauces for every taco.

For those doing the math that comes out to about sixty hot sauces when I'm really hungry
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 09:51 PM

Or at Mcdonald's...they're fine with giving me 2 sauces with a 5 piece mcnuggets........but with a 20 piece mcnugget, you're suddenly supposed to be satisified still with just 2 (maybe 3 if they're feeling generous). Start asking for sauces 4, 5, or 6 and they look at you like it's an armed robbery attempt.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 09:51 PM

::pulls out pocket calculator::

Jingkies!
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 09:55 PM

don't judge me
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/07/14 10:01 PM

Dont feel bad Peepers. Taco Bell had a .25 taco day here once. I went in with a $10 bill and left with a bag-o-tacos and no change......and about a gozillion hot sauce packets! grin
Those plain tacos are like eating potato chips. Once you start you have to eat the whole bag!
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:45 PM

I can't stand to have anyone watch me brush my teeth.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:46 PM

Every time I replace a pillow, I buy 2 to 3. Because the first 1 or 2 are going to be terrible.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Dont feel bad Peepers. Taco Bell had a .25 taco day here once. I went in with a $10 bill and left with a bag-o-tacos and no change......and about a gozillion hot sauce packets! grin
Those plain tacos are like eating potato chips. Once you start you have to eat the whole bag!


At one time they had a promotion where if you ordered 12 you got a Bullwinkle T shirt. IDK why they needed to give you a card that was punched for the next visit just order 12 or 24.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:48 PM

I won't tie shoes daily. They are all pre-tied, double-knotted, and slipped on and off without untying.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:50 PM

We have new "cool" foam pillows.
Still deciding on whether or not I'm in on these.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:49 PM

I currently own 5 toothbrushes.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I currently own 5 toothbrushes.


One per tooth?
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
We have new "cool" foam pillows.
Still deciding on whether or not I'm in on these.

Foam anything is the worst.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I currently own 5 toothbrushes.


One per tooth?

laugh No.
#1 and 2 in car, because sometimes 1 is dirty and I need a backup. #3 in glove box is additional backup. #4 at my desk. #5 at home.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:52 PM

When at home: crushed ice only! Cubed ice?! You ruined it.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:56 PM

I often check the mailbox even when I know good and well that there is no way the mail has run by that time (e.g., 10am, noon, 2pm, when it never runs until 4 or 5).
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 05:58 PM

Phone avoidance disorder...At home, I generally can't stand to answer an incoming phone call, but I like it even less when someone leaves me a message. An unanswered message left for me will dominate my evening, and ruin everything until I return the call.

(Can't remember who said it, but loved the rant I heard that went something like: "The returning of calls should be optional. Optional! New social order! Why do I have to return your phone call, just because YOU decided to leave ME a message? How does your decision to blab into my voicemail create a responsibility on MY part to return YOUR call? Why do I have to DO SOMETHING just because you decided to talk to my machine?")
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 06:08 PM

You've got to be making these up or pulling it from some website, comply, because there's simply not enough time in the day for you to have all of these obsessions and still have time to take in oxygen!
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 06:30 PM

I won't listen to recorded messages since my recorded greeting says it is best to email me and not leave a message.
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
You've got to be making these up or pulling it from some website, comply, because there's simply not enough time in the day for you to have all of these obsessions and still have time to take in oxygen!


werd. smirk
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 06:58 PM

I found out that our CFO is a compulsive checker and re-checker like me, and that she's also going to Mexico for the first time, soon. I had her insane in three minutes. First, I told her to bring a pen on the plane. That gave her one more thing to worry about forgetting. Then she wanted to know why, and I told her it was for the government paperwork. More worry. When I told her they will give her part of her immigration form, just a tiny piece of paper, and that if she loses it, she'll never be able to get out of Mexico, she was ready to cancel.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 07:03 PM

tell her to guzzle tap water while there
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 07:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
You've got to be making these up or...
Wish I was.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
When I told her they will give her part of her immigration form, just a tiny piece of paper, and that if she loses it, she'll never be able to get out of Mexico, she was ready to cancel.

Tell her to bring a pen for the return flight as well, when they will want her to "OFFICIALLY DECLARE" anything of value she may have purchased or acquired while in Mexico, and that if she forgets anything, she should expect to be detained, questioned, delayed such that she misses her connecting flight(s), and possibly fined and/or imprisoned.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 07:54 PM

Also tell her to watch Brokedown Palace the night before the trip.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 07:56 PM

if my boss were about to go on vacation, i would not be doing anything to make them reconsider...because that means they would be coming to work...when the boss is on vacation, work is so less stressful...
Posted By: MPComply

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
I won't listen to recorded messages since my recorded greeting says it is best to email me and not leave a message.


I will need to borrow this one!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/12/14 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
When I told her they will give her part of her immigration form, just a tiny piece of paper, and that if she loses it, she'll never be able to get out of Mexico, she was ready to cancel.

Tell her to bring a pen for the return flight as well, when they will want her to "OFFICIALLY DECLARE" anything of value she may have purchased or acquired while in Mexico, and that if she forgets anything, she should expect to be detained, questioned, delayed such that she misses her connecting flight(s), and possibly fined and/or imprisoned.


Whats really going to be funny is if they take her pen away as potential weapon! laugh
Posted By: PATSGirl74

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 06:55 PM

OMG Me too !!!!! and if I accidentally grab an uneven handful I will add another one to make an even amount. I then east them in pairs

Originally Posted By: manimal
I have to eat small candy (M&Ms, Tic Tacks, etc.) in even amounts.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:00 PM

I have a quirk that was pointed out to me last night while golfing with friends. I can not walk on a green without checking for and repairing ball divots, even if I did not cause them.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:04 PM

The greenskeepers love you though. smile
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:08 PM

I'm sure they do! laugh I never feel guilty about grabbing a handful of the free divot repair tools out of the bin at the golf course either.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:11 PM

If the pet peeve thread were still around, i'd add 'people that don't repair their pitch marks' on greens.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:14 PM

Another one is playing partners who can't be still while you putt.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:16 PM

I don't know, I kind of encourage that behavior because it gives me something to blame for my awful putting. smirk
Posted By: PATSGirl74

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:16 PM

I willclose kitchen cabinet doors in other peoples houses if they leave them open. For example my grandmother is notorious for getting a glass and only half closing the cabinet door.UGH I can not stand it. I am constantly closing her cabinets. She just laughs at me ..... I do not think she is funny hahaha
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:18 PM

I had 43 putts (i counted them) the last time i played. eek I would have had a good score with anything like a decent putting round.
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
If the pet peeve thread were still around, i'd add 'people that don't repair their pitch marks' on greens.

I was thinking the same.

Only thing worse is when those same people turn around and complain about all the pitch marks on the greens. mad
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
If the pet peeve thread were still around, i'd add 'people that don't repair their pitch marks' on greens.

I was thinking the same.

Only thing worse is when those same people turn around and complain about all the pitch marks on the greens. mad


Another golf-related pet peeve: slow play, esp. when said slow play is caused by someone plumb-bobbing every putt, taking 3 practice swings before every shot...etc......all while in the process of shooting 150. No crime in being bad, but i can play bad in a hurry.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:27 PM

Another golf pet peeve...when the group behind you tees off before you are out of the way and doesn't yell fore when they see the ball heading for another player. I had a ball land 10 feet from me on the way to the cart to go to the next hole last night. mad
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:28 PM

Or they let you play thru...then don't let you get clear of them before they're already hitting into you. mad
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Another golf-related pet peeve: slow play, esp. when said slow play is caused by someone plumb-bobbing every putt, taking 3 practice swings before every shot...etc......all while in the process of shooting 150. No crime in being bad, but i can play bad in a hurry.

Word!

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Another golf pet peeve...when the group behind you tees off before you are out of the way and doesn't yell fore when they see the ball heading for another player. I had a ball land 10 feet from me on the way to the cart to go to the next hole last night. mad

Word!

Last two times out we've been behind a group that treats every putt like it's for the win at the Masters. Both times, while waiting for said slow-pokes, the group behind hit into us. mad
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:41 PM

All of the above is why I only drive the beer cart around a golf course.
cool

For those of you who insiston eating candy in pairs/even numbers..what do you do if the bag, itself, has an odd amount inside...throw the extra one away? shocked
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
All of the above is why I only drive the beer cart around a golf course.
cool



You need to come up and drive the beer cart for us! Last night the beverage cart didn't find us until the 7th hole...and there was only four groups total on the course! I was mighty parched by then... laugh
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
For those of you who insiston eating candy in pairs/even numbers..what do you do if the bag, itself, has an odd amount inside...throw the extra one away? shocked

No! You have to keep going until it evens out. If you have to buy a new bag, thems the breaks. wink

Better question: sometimes you get a skittle that is deformed and roughly half the size of a regular skittle. Do you count this as 1, or 0? Do you alter this rule if you run into the predicament that Joker asked about above? smile
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:50 PM

That's when you pick it up and throw it back at them or kick out of bounds.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I had 43 putts (i counted them) the last time i played. eek I would have had a good score with anything like a decent putting round.


did you do any better on the 2nd hole?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Another golf pet peeve...when the group behind you tees off before you are out of the way and doesn't yell fore when they see the ball heading for another player. I had a ball land 10 feet from me on the way to the cart to go to the next hole last night. mad


goofball - the cure for this is simple. pick up their ball and throw it in the lake
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Another golf pet peeve...when the group behind you tees off before you are out of the way and doesn't yell fore when they see the ball heading for another player. I had a ball land 10 feet from me on the way to the cart to go to the next hole last night. mad


goofball - the cure for this is simple. pick up their ball and throw it in the lake


Well, I wasn't going to say anything but...that ball may or may not have ended up in the mosquito infested woods...
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:02 PM

That's the way us RR's roll!! grin

fixed for non-genderism purposes.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
That's my fellow, RR! grin


RR Sara is a fellow. I need a scorecard for this. laugh
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Another golf pet peeve...when the group behind you tees off before you are out of the way and doesn't yell fore when they see the ball heading for another player. I had a ball land 10 feet from me on the way to the cart to go to the next hole last night. mad


goofball - the cure for this is simple. pick up their ball and throw it in the lake


I have been known to "return" it with my 5 wood.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I had 43 putts (i counted them) the last time i played. eek I would have had a good score with anything like a decent putting round.


did you do any better on the 2nd hole?


Sadly, it was almost that bad.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:16 PM

My driving and iron play are still relatively good....my chipping and putting have gone to h*ll in a handbasket. I watch the pros.....a pretty bad day putting for them is like 30 putts...a good day putting for them is like 20. I had 43.....it was truly awful.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
My driving and iron play are still relatively good....my chipping and putting have gone to h*ll in a handbasket. I watch the pros.....a pretty bad day putting for them is like 30 putts...a good day putting for them is like 20. I had 43.....it was truly awful.


Who are you trying to kid? If your iron play was any good, you wouldn't be chipping.
Posted By: TXBSA

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: PATSGirl74
I willclose kitchen cabinet doors in other peoples houses if they leave them open. For example my grandmother is notorious for getting a glass and only half closing the cabinet door.UGH I can not stand it. I am constantly closing her cabinets. She just laughs at me ..... I do not think she is funny hahaha


My husband has the same quirk. When we are at his mothers house she purposely goes into the kitchen and opens all the cabinets just to drive him nuts. laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
My driving and iron play are still relatively good....my chipping and putting have gone to h*ll in a handbasket. I watch the pros.....a pretty bad day putting for them is like 30 putts...a good day putting for them is like 20. I had 43.....it was truly awful.


Who are you trying to kid? If your iron play was any good, you wouldn't be chipping.


I didn't say my iron game was PGA Tour-ready.....but i hit them solidly still and hit i'd say 40-50% of greens in regulation. (Not sure if your tongue was in cheek or not.)
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 08:56 PM

I'm rarely sarcastic
Posted By: Bobby Boucher

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
...a good day putting for them is like 20.

20 putts? You might want to run the math on that before accepting it as the standard.

To only putt 20 times means you're either

1) scrambling, A LOT!, with wedges made of gold, or

2) you're shooting in the 50's, and assuming you're not on the Tour, will probably be struck by lightning before leaving the course.

(Nevermind the above if you meant "20" like my wife means "20" - IOW, could be anywhere from 15-29. Unless she's asking to buy something, then "20" definitely means $29.99. Not to be confused with "20 or so", which could mean anywhere from $30.00-$49.99. Call it a quirk.)
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:24 PM

Maybe i should have said a "great" day putting is 20.....but i've seen more than one PGA guy have only 20 putts for a round. 27-30 is probably an average day for one of those guys.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:25 PM

I just googled it and 18 is the PGA record for fewest putts (been done more than once). So yeah, 20 is more on the 'great' than the 'good' side.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:27 PM

I can have a round with only 20 putts......on the front nine.....maybe. laugh
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:29 PM

But if they were only playing 9 20 would still be good and 43 on the first hole not so good.


BB1 beat me to it laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:29 PM

My 43 putts included in the first 4 holes: a 4-putt and 2 3-putts (my "highlight" hole of those 4 was a 2 putt from 12 feet). My playing partner can vouch for how lousy my putting was....that's all i'm saying.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:30 PM

Since your driving is so good would it not be to your advantage to just put it in the cup on the drive? laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:31 PM

That would be advantageous, yes. I'll talk to my driver about that. smile
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay


(Not sure if your tongue was in cheek or not.)


Of course it was.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
That would be advantageous, yes. I'll talk to my driver about that. smile


What is his or her name and which car? laugh
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/13/14 09:41 PM

His name is Taylor Made something or the other and if he's hit a car, i don't know him.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: TXBSA
Originally Posted By: PATSGirl74
I willclose kitchen cabinet doors in other peoples houses if they leave them open. For example my grandmother is notorious for getting a glass and only half closing the cabinet door.UGH I can not stand it. I am constantly closing her cabinets. She just laughs at me ..... I do not think she is funny hahaha


My husband has the same quirk. When we are at his mothers house she purposely goes into the kitchen and opens all the cabinets just to drive him nuts. laugh


Your husband's mother and I would probably get along really well! smirk
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 01:45 PM

My wife doesn't like drawers to be open a inch. They all need to be fully closed. I used to be bad about leaving a kitchen or dresser drawer open a bit. Yesterday, I walked into the kitchen here at work for a cup of coffee. A drawer was open a bit, and I shut it. I've picked up my wife's quirk.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 01:47 PM

try not to start yelling at yourself to take out the trash
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:25 PM

Packing up this morning to leave the hotel. I checked every drawer and closet nine or ten times (minimum). I even kept checking the closet that I didn't even use.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:26 PM

did you check under the bed? you may have left something behind
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:30 PM

I did...for clowns. Also, I was hoping for something good. There were just dust bunnies under the dresser. Oh, and one drawer didn't open because it contained the audio/video equipment. But I still kept trying to open that drawer.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
I did...for clowns. Also, I was hoping for something good. There were just dust bunnies under the dresser. Oh, and one drawer didn't open because it contained the audio/video equipment. But I still kept trying to open that drawer.


And so you should you have a right to at least a copy of what was filmed while you were there. laugh
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:40 PM

I don't check the drawers that many times, but I always check more than once, even the drawers I know I didn't use. This all stems from the one time when I was about 7, and my pajamas were the exact same color of the sheets, and were left behind in a motel in GA.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Packing up this morning to leave the hotel. I checked every drawer and closet nine or ten times (minimum). I even kept checking the closet that I didn't even use.


I check everything as well too, and double check. And then get half way home, and wonder again if I checked.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Packing up this morning to leave the hotel. I checked every drawer and closet nine or ten times (minimum). I even kept checking the closet that I didn't even use.


I check everything as well too, and double check. And then get half way home, and wonder again if I checked.



::sitting in class having checked out and now kinda freaking out that I might have forgotten something::
Posted By: Pale Rider

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 03:58 PM

I forgot to check the drawers in the hotel I was in this past weekend, and I left a new cap my son bought me, all my player cards, and a goody bag from the new casino that opens this December. I don't check the drawers cause I never use them, except this one time.....
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:02 PM

Freak, you forgot to check the in-room safe. You know you forgot to check the safe. There is something in the safe. Leave class and go back to the hotel now.
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:27 PM

Freak, you also forgot to check the back of the bathroom door...
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:38 PM

The save was too small so I just left the good stuff in my luggage with dirty underwear. And the toilet was in a separate room with no hooks on the back door. And I never touched the iron.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:51 PM

But are you sure.........
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
I even kept checking the closet that I didn't even use.


Of course! How else are you going to know if there is a murderer in there! Sheesh!
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:55 PM

You compliancey types and your quirks! I don't have to check and re-check drawers and closets in a hotel room to be sure I don't forget anything! I simply check off every item on my packing spreadsheet as I pack. If something's missing, THEN I go hunting for it. laugh laugh Easy peasy!
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:58 PM

I need a copy of your spreasheet, and the policy and procedures please. smile
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 04:59 PM

If you have to share a room with someone on a business trip, do you have a "roommate agreement" that each of you sign off on?

Yeah, me neither.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 05:01 PM

I won't share a room. My snoring would keep them awake!! wink
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
I need a copy of your spreasheet, and the policy and procedures please. smile


laugh laugh whistle
Posted By: Queen Mum

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
Originally Posted By: JWills
I need a copy of your spreasheet, and the policy and procedures please. smile


laugh laugh whistle


Don't forget the Risk Assessment!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 05:41 PM

What about the items you obtain WHILE you are there?
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
I don't check the drawers that many times, but I always check more than once, even the drawers I know I didn't use. This all stems from the one time when I was about 7, and my pajamas were the exact same color of the sheets, and were left behind in a motel in GA.


I often wondered whose those were. crazy
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
I won't share a room. My snoring would keep them awake!! wink


I won't share a room, 'cause EWWWWW.....
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: JWills
I won't share a room. My snoring would keep them awake!! wink


I won't share a room, 'cause EWWWWW.....


IT depends who with, Joker, well yeah of course, Peepers, get your own room. Swiggles, too many issues laugh
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:16 PM

cool
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:41 PM

I'm a spooner
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:44 PM

She said room, not bed! laugh
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
I'm a spooner


huh

i pegged you as more of a sporker
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:45 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
She said room, not bed! laugh


oops
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: Peepers
I'm a spooner


huh

i pegged you as more of a sporker


::googles this::
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:48 PM

laugh
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:50 PM

If there is a stack of cups on the counter, will take one from the middle since most people touch the top one and the rim of the bottom one has been resting on the counter. Same with plates --> from the middle.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 08:54 PM

what about toilet paper?
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
If there is a stack of cups on the counter, will take one from the middle since most people touch the top one and the rim of the bottom one has been resting on the counter. Same with plates --> from the middle.


now THIS makes perfect sense smile

(seriously...i do this)
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
what about toilet paper?


always tear off and dispose of the first 5 squares (at a minimum)
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:08 PM

that's psychotic
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:09 PM

What if you do not have a square to spare?
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:09 PM

Its amazing that some of y'all have any immune system at all!
I exercise the snot out of my immune system! I use the top AND bottom plate! I use the FIRST sheet of TP! On purpose!!!
I pick up food that falls off of my plate onto the table....
and eat it!! laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:10 PM

Oh! And I get pickles out of the jar with my fingers!!
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:11 PM

even I use a fork for that...........animal
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:13 PM

Ok....hand me your fork.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:14 PM

In the olden days (some may remember olden days) baseball pitchers would soak there hands in pickle juice to prevent blisters.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Ok....hand me your fork.


not if you are exercising you snot. sick
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
What if you do not have a square to spare?


uh...women have a keen sense for avoiding this predicament smirk
Posted By: Miscuit

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Oh! And I get pickles out of the jar with my fingers!!


oh the horror!

laugh
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
even I use a fork for that...........animal


laugh
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:33 PM

Packing Procedure Addendum A: Items Acquired After Initial Packing

1) Any items acquired after the initial packing shall be added within a reasonable time frame (no later than 12 hours prior to hotel check out) to the initial packing list spreadsheet brought from home (with a backup copy emailed so that it may be retrieved from the smartphone or laptop or tablet).
2) Electronic or paper alterations to the aforementioned spreadsheet will be acceptable.
3) Any such items being considered for acquisition shall be properly risk-assessed prior to purchase (and vendor of such purchase shall be properly run through the standard vendor management system and risk assessed separately) so that risk is minimized before any purchase.
4) BurntSienna or any co-traveler designee who has been properly trained and signed off may make the necessary adjustments to the spreadsheet.

Following of the above procedure addendum along with the original Packing Procedure, Packing Policy, and Packing Risk Assessment shall ensure adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and best practices concerning travel.

laugh laugh laugh laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
Packing Procedure Addendum A: Items Acquired After Initial Packing

1) Any items acquired after the initial packing shall be added within a reasonable time frame (no later than 12 hours prior to hotel check out) to the initial packing list spreadsheet brought from home (with a backup copy emailed so that it may be retrieved from the smartphone or laptop or tablet).
2) Electronic or paper alterations to the aforementioned spreadsheet will be acceptable.
3) Any such items being considered for acquisition shall be properly risk-assessed prior to purchase (and vendor of such purchase shall be properly run through the standard vendor management system and risk assessed separately) so that risk is minimized before any purchase.
4) BurntSienna or any co-traveler designee who has been properly trained and signed off may make the necessary adjustments to the spreadsheet.

Following of the above procedure addendum along with the original Packing Procedure, Packing Policy, and Packing Risk Assessment shall ensure adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and best practices concerning travel.

laugh laugh laugh laugh



Hmmmm.....yes.....I see.

Wanna pickle...?
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:53 PM

No. No no no. You didn't use a fork!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
No. No no no. You didn't use a fork!


Did so!
Found one layin' on the floor over there.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: BurntSienna
Packing Procedure Addendum A: Items Acquired After Initial Packing

1) Any items acquired after the initial packing shall be added within a reasonable time frame (no later than 12 hours prior to hotel check out) to the initial packing list spreadsheet brought from home (with a backup copy emailed so that it may be retrieved from the smartphone or laptop or tablet).
2) Electronic or paper alterations to the aforementioned spreadsheet will be acceptable.
3) Any such items being considered for acquisition shall be properly risk-assessed prior to purchase (and vendor of such purchase shall be properly run through the standard vendor management system and risk assessed separately) so that risk is minimized before any purchase.
4) BurntSienna or any co-traveler designee who has been properly trained and signed off may make the necessary adjustments to the spreadsheet.

Following of the above procedure addendum along with the original Packing Procedure, Packing Policy, and Packing Risk Assessment shall ensure adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and best practices concerning travel.

laugh laugh laugh laugh


The life and times of traveling with me:

throw everything in your purse on the way out of the room since your luggage is closed and full. Wrangle your keys, purse, phone, luggage handle like a juggler. Start looking for your sunglass under everything that you've currently stuck in your purse. Ask yourself why you picked up all those brochures by the checkout desk when you knew you were not going to do/go/partake. Looking around for a trashcan. Where did my keys go? OMG, someone stole my keys...oh....wait.... here they are. grin OMG....someone stole my sunglasses......oh....wait.....never mind.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 10:05 PM

If the truth be known, I do have a spreadsheet/packinglist for motorcycle trips. Space is at a minimum and each item is important. Finding oneself in the middle of the Utah desert at 1:00am without a flashlight trying to perform the otherwise simple task of replacing a light bulb in ones headlight and 80 miles from the nearest town will teach one how to make a check list. smile
Posted By: BurntSienna

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 10:07 PM

I knew you were a schmart cookie, BBB1! I really do have a packing spreadsheet, too. smile
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/14/14 10:36 PM

I have wonky hearing. My friends will say, "What did you hear me say?" when I get a quizzical look on my face whilst talking. They usually find what I've heard, as opposed to what they said, rather humorous.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/15/14 02:58 PM

You carry spare bulbs in your limited space? crazy Wow!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/15/14 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
You carry spare bulbs in your limited space? crazy Wow!

I have a small pack that has spare bulbs, fuses, wd-40, electrical tape, flat repair kit, etc. that I always take. I alo have enough tools to damn near disassemble the bike. All of that fits under the seat and doesn't even get into the two hard bags, the trunk or the tank bag.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/15/14 07:03 PM

Ah! Very smart.. However, I see an error and important omission in your list.

You have the essential WD and electrical tape (smaller version of duct tape) BUT you are missing hay string.

You MUST add hay string! You can't have WD, Tape and NO HAY STRING!!! shocked
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/15/14 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Ah! Very smart.. However, I see an error and important omission in your list.

You have the essential WD and electrical tape (smaller version of duct tape) BUT you are missing hay string.

You MUST add hay string! You can't have WD, Tape and NO HAY STRING!!! shocked


LMBO!! I'm afraid I go back a bit further. I do, really and truly, have bailing wire under my seat!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 12:52 PM

Thank goodness. I thought you had a major flaw going on there for a minute! eek
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:23 PM

i only eat regular chips...can't stand any of the flavored ones...
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i only eat regular chips...can't stand any of the flavored ones...


Me too. I call them plain. Everyone else in my house eats all kinds.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:26 PM

I wouldn't say i can't stand the flavored ones (some of them are bad though), but i greatly prefer plain old Lay's potato chips.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:28 PM

Yep, Lay's potato chips in the yellow bag--they are usually the last one my family eats. Lucky for me!
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:28 PM

I only eat fresh chips. When the bag is first opened, the chips are crisp and delicious. After that, they're hardly fit for human consumption no matter the preservation technique attempted. So I just feed them to my children until I can buy a new bag.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:31 PM

My first job was at Jays' Potato Chips. We could eat all we wanted. They're really good when still warm.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:35 PM

Warm potato chips sound good indeed.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:36 PM

I am horribly disturbed by the recent trend in trendy restaraunts towards making their own trendy homemade potato chips. Why, you may ask?
Because homemade hot potato chips are like CRACK!! crazy
grin
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:37 PM

I don't like 'corner' brownies. I do like 'corner' lasagna.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:37 PM

Oh...and i don't like kettle-style potato chips (at least, that's what i think they are). They are TOO crunchy.....like anything, crunch can be carried too far IMO. And it's the wrong KIND of crunch....hard to explain.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:39 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I don't like 'corner' brownies. I do like 'corner' lasagna.
Corner lasagna/baked pasta is the best! The burnt/crunchy cheese is my favorite. Mmmmmm......
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Oh...and i don't like kettle-style potato chips (at least, that's what i think they are). They are TOO crunchy.....like anything, crunch can be carried too far IMO. And it's the wrong KIND of crunch....hard to explain.

Yes, kettle chips are burnt and are therefore garbage.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
I only eat fresh chips. When the bag is first opened, the chips are crisp and delicious. After that, they're hardly fit for human consumption no matter the preservation technique attempted. So I just feed them to my children until I can buy a new bag.


why don't you just buy the small bags, one serving
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:47 PM

Ruffles regular potato chips with french onion dip is awesome!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:47 PM

Crunchy can be good or bad.
Crunchy potato chips? Sure! I like crunchy chips!
Crunchy bologna? Not as much.
Crunchy dark chocolate toffee? Da Bomb!
Crunchy tomatos? Nuh uh!
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:48 PM

crunchy apple - good

crunchy nectarine - not good
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:49 PM

Meatloaf is either great and one of my favorite things(slightly crunchy bottom, ketchup glazed just right on top, texture just right...not too fall-apart-y, not too firm) or the work of the devil (mushrooms or something goofy like that added to it, not properly browned, way too firm, way too fall apart-y).
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:48 PM

I won't eat/drink/chew sugar-free anything, or products containing artificial sweetener a.k.a. sweet poison.

Besides the unknowns and apparent body, brain, and metabolism complications they can supposedly induce, I have a reason that predates all that info: they just taste plain nasty to me.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Meatloaf is either great and one of my favorite things(slightly crunchy bottom, ketchup glazed just right on top, texture just right...not too fall-apart-y, not too firm) or the work of the devil (mushrooms or something goofy like that added to it, not properly browned, way too firm, way too fall apart-y).

Word.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:51 PM

meatloaf with egg in the middle - mmmmmmmmmm
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:52 PM

Never tried that, and i do eat tons of eggs...but that just doesn't sound good. Guess i'd have to try it before passing judgment.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
meatloaf with egg in the middle - mmmmmmmmmm

That's the preamble to the sound I would make. sick
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:54 PM

At a potluck dinner where there are many cooks involved, i have to know WHO cooked something before i'll eat it.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:55 PM

Fried eggs are good on lots of things!!
Hamburgers, enchilladas, pizza....
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 08:57 PM

I love deviled eggs, but don't like hard-boiled eggs....I love fried eggs...but hate it when they're 'hard-fried' as i call them, with crunchy edges.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:01 PM

Me too. I'm a "loose egg" guy.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:05 PM

I call them "soft-fried".....medium-heat only and the whites, while cooked all the way thru (nothing worse than runny whites sick), stay soft. The yolk is nice and runny too (nothing worse than busting the yolk when you crack it in the pan....might as well toss that egg and start over).
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:08 PM

I learned how to flip eggs in the pan just for that purpose. I kept busting the yolks when I tried doing it with the spatula when I was a kid.

Although I do like scrambled eggs and omlettes. But only when that's what I meant to make. smile
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:09 PM

Exactly. smile
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:13 PM

I haven't had one in quite some time, but whenever I eat Little Debbie Nutty Bars, I eat them a layer at a time. Or Hostess Ho-Ho's? I eat the chocolate off around the outside first, then the cakey middle. grin
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:16 PM

I remember as a kid eating my Lucky Charms kinda like that....i'd eat all the oat cereal first, leaving all the marshmallow ones for the end. But nowadays, although i don't buy Lucky Charms anymore anyway, all the marshmallows at the end would be wayyyyy too much sweetness.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:19 PM

All this talk of eggs makes me think about one of my favorite movies, Pink Flamingos. Miss Eddie just loved eggs!
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Exactly. smile

Apparently Okies all like their eggs the same way. Ditto to all egg comments.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:51 PM

Egg-zacktly!
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
i only eat regular chips...can't stand any of the flavored ones...


Me too. I call them plain. Everyone else in my house eats all kinds.


My hubby and daughters not only eat the flavored chips, but they also use them in various dips, too. Eeewwwww...
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 10:25 PM

so the egg meatloaf I was thinking of basically has hard boiled eggs in the middle

when you slice off a piece, you get a chunk of egg

add some bacon to the recipe and it's delicious!
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 10:36 PM

Some old dude was chasing a bird in the street and tried boxing it up on the light rail tracks! As a train was coming!!! Who does that?
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 08/18/14 10:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I haven't had one in quite some time, but whenever I eat Little Debbie Nutty Bars, I eat them a layer at a time. Or Hostess Ho-Ho's? I eat the chocolate off around the outside first, then the cakey middle. grin


I used to eat Ding Dongs by first eating the chocolate layer around the edge, then eat from the bottom and save that thick chocolate top for last. Now it gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it. But if offered one, I would accept it and eat it that same way. smile
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 11:42 AM

I can't eat eggs unless they are scrambled or omelets or deviled. I can't look at the big yellow eye in the middle of a fried egg... eek
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
I can't eat eggs unless they are scrambled or omelets or deviled. I can't look at the big yellow eye in the middle of a fried egg... eek


Me either, I think they look gross.
Posted By: Hoosierland

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 12:58 PM

I agree with everyone who says they like plain chips (preferably Lays) best. I will eat a few others but plain is always my first choice. I don't know if these are being sold elsewhere (I think we are somewhat of a "test market" in Indiana for some products) but in the last couple of weeks, I have been seeing CAPPUCINO flavored Lays chips. How disgusting must that be!!

I also eat the outer chocolate layer first if I eat a Hostess Ho Ho, Little Debbie, etc. I've done that for as long as I can remember.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:06 PM

why would anyone need addition junk on a plain chip? if you need to go fancy there are always ridges or ruffled .
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:06 PM

Here in Michigan, we have dill pickle flavored Lay's chips, and a couple other kinda weird ones, but not Cappucino. That does not even sound appealing.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:07 PM

Potato chips and need to be plain. In a pinch you can go for the low salt ones.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
dill pickle flavored chips


these were awesome for the first few fistfuls but then they get old real quick
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:11 PM

Glad I never tried them.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:12 PM

FYI, eating Ruffles and dipping them in french onion dip then falling asleep in the recliner and waking up hours later, you really notice that taste and what it does to your breath
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:16 PM

The cappuccino flavored are one of the four 'new' ones that people are to vote for their favorite. These are:

Cappuccino
Wasabi Ginger
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Mango Salsa

They are also different types - regular - kettle cooked, etc.

To me the cappuccino sounds awful!
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:19 PM

Cappuccino
Wasabi Ginger
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Mango Salsa

all sound awful
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:22 PM

Ever since a certain fellow RR turned me on to 'real' potato chips...I don't want any out of a bag so much. I also have done this with sweet potatoes, however I haven't mastered the perfect timing of these quite yet...but I will. smirk

Beyond that, I agree with all the "Okie" comments about meatloaf, eggs and all that.

Peepers, the boiled egg in the middle of the meatloaf/bacon sounds kinda good/interesting...it doesn't get tuff/rubbery tho? confused
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Peepers, the boiled egg in the middle of the meatloaf/bacon sounds kinda good/interesting...it doesn't get tuff/rubbery tho? confused


the one time I tried it (someone else made it) and it was good, not rubbery

I haven't tried to make it myself yet
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Skittles
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese


this has potential

a winner a year or so ago was cheesy bread or garlic cheesy bread, something like that
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: edAudit
Cappuccino
Wasabi Ginger
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Mango Salsa

all sound awful


Agree!!! Who comes up with these???
Posted By: CompliantOkie

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
Originally Posted By: Skittles
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese


this has potential

a winner a year or so ago was cheesy bread or garlic cheesy bread, something like that

The kids liked the Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese. Not brave enough to try the others. My SIL said the Mango Salsa are horrible!
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers
Originally Posted By: Skittles
Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese


this has potential

a winner a year or so ago was cheesy bread or garlic cheesy bread, something like that


I love cheesy garlic bread, so I broke my own rule, tried that one, and immediately spit it out. I couldn't get to my toothbrush quick enough!
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 01:57 PM

I've tried the Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese and honestly you could barely taste anything. I've also tried the wasabi ginger and they were OK. I don't care for mango salsa anyway so I won't try those.
Posted By: PATSGirl74

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 03:06 PM

Quirky Food .... Favorite snack from when I was a kid. BBQ Fritos with soft Philadelphia cream cheese. Sort of use it like a dip but you scrap the Frito across the cream cheese as to not crack the frito !!!!!! YUM !!!!!! My friends mom (originally from Texas) used to give it to us all summer long.
Posted By: Purple Pride

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 03:12 PM

Bagged potato chips = sick

Mrs. PP slicing potatoes and frying them up with a little seasoned salt = YUM.
Posted By: Queen Mum

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:11 PM

Ruffles potato chips with cottage cheese! Yum!

I also like chocolate covered potato chips.

Eggs - don't like the yolk runny. Would rather have mine over hard not over easy.
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:24 PM

Another quirk for me - I can't eat Ruffles. The ridges bother me. They don't taste the same as regular chips.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:29 PM

sensitive gums?
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:32 PM

No, they just don't taste right. I know, they're exactly like regular chips only with ridges. No thanks.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:39 PM

How did zombies ever go from victims of a voodoo curse to brain eating fiends caused by a virus?
Also, all you zombies need to pick a speed. Either be fast or slow. You can't have it both ways.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:39 PM

There are too many threads with food discussions going on. It's making me hungry.
Posted By: Hoosierland

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: califgirl
No, they just don't taste right. I know, they're exactly like regular chips only with ridges. No thanks.


I agree with you, they don't taste the same. My husband and I have this discussion frequently. He likes the ridges but never wins the argument!

I like to dip plain chips in ketchup. Delicious!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 04:52 PM

Yes, but ridges make dipping copius amounts of sodium and fat laden dip onto your sodium and fat laden chip much easier!
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Hoosierland
Originally Posted By: califgirl
No, they just don't taste right. I know, they're exactly like regular chips only with ridges. No thanks.


I agree with you, they don't taste the same. My husband and I have this discussion frequently. He likes the ridges but never wins the argument!

I like to dip plain chips in ketchup. Delicious!


sick Your argument is invalid.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 05:47 PM

I like my steaks medium rare...but not my burgers. I want my burgers thin (if i need more meat, i'd rather have 2 or 3 thin patties, not one thick, fat one), charred, and well-done.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:23 PM

Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I like my steaks medium rare...but not my burgers. I want my burgers thin (if i need more meat, i'd rather have 2 or 3 thin patties, not one thick, fat one), charred, and well-done.


do you make your own patties?

I usually take the lazy way out (shocking, I know) and buy frozen patties but they are usually really thick
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:27 PM

Yeah, i make my own (i mean...i don't hand grind my meat, but i don't buy the pre-formed patties).
Posted By: PATSGirl74

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:28 PM

I dip my french fries in mayonaisse. I understand it is the norm in some parts but in New England they think its odd
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:33 PM

And another thing about zombies, and tied in to food. Why, oh why, do so many shows/movies have them eating intestines. That just grosses me out. Aside from the blood vessels, is there any nutrional value in waste-filled intestines?? Surely, I'm not the only one bothered by this.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:36 PM

French fry dippers vary by geographical location.
Down here (Oklahoma) its typically ketchup. Someplaces use BBQ sauce or "hickory sauce".
I have also seen mayo, dipping sauce (ketchup and mayo), thousand island, brown gravy and white gravy. Also malted vinegar.
Any others?
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
And another thing about zombies, and tied in to food. Why, oh why, do so many shows/movies have them eating intestines. That just grosses me out. Aside from the blood vessels, is there any nutrional value in waste-filled intestines?? Surely, I'm not the only one bothered by this.

Zombies in french chef hat, making foie gras from human livers might be a harder network sell?
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:44 PM

Originally Posted By: PATSGirl74
I dip my french fries in mayonaisse my frosty.


Fixed for me.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:46 PM

Ketchup + Mayo = Fancy Sauce.

Fries go in ketchup here. Growing up I hated the stuff, used mustard instead.

But a chocolate shake is still the best place to dip a fry.
Posted By: manimal

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:47 PM

::high fives the twin::
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 06:52 PM

Agree on the shake method.

Yeast rolls dipped in 'nilla icecream is also really yummy.

I also like my fries dipped in mustard.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 07:17 PM

Ketchup/Mayo combo or sour cream or ranch dressing for fries. Depends on my mood and the quality of ranch dressing available.
Posted By: Queen Mum

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 08:53 PM

Cheese fried dipped in ranch dressing! Eskimo Joes style!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Queen Mum
Cheese fried dipped in ranch dressing! Eskimo Joes style!

Mum, did you have to sneak in, incognito, to eat in (gasp) Stillwater!?! laugh

I love those dang fries at Joes too!
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
But a chocolate shake is still the best place to dip a fry.

My mom does this....
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 08/19/14 11:36 PM

One of my quirks is I have to count things. Like when I stir a glass of iced tea I count the number of revolutions I make with the spoon. I don't have any set number, I just count for some reason.

Or if I am walking along a sidewalk I try to determine how many steps I can take within a section of concrete without stepping on a crack. I am not superstitious... but my Mom's back is not broken either! laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/20/14 09:29 PM

Dislike eating anything off butterknife, afraid will cut tongue.

Eat apple slices off paring knife all. the. time.
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 08/20/14 09:35 PM

Isn't that like kinda backwards?
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 08/20/14 09:35 PM

Or quirky?
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/20/14 09:43 PM

you should try slicing your food with a chainsaw
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/20/14 10:06 PM

And when the sharknado happens, you'll have the perfect weapon. If you have a chainsaw, that is.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 03:56 PM

There are two sets of stairs to get from the first floor to the second here, each broken into two sets with a landing.

The back set has 11 steps in each flight. The main set has 11 in the first flight, and 10 in the second.

This bothers me more than it should.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 03:59 PM

Put in a capital request for removal of 1 step from the back step. Fixed
Posted By: califgirl

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B

This bothers me more than it should.


How much should it bother you? How do you know?
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
There are two sets of stairs to get from the first floor to the second here, each broken into two sets with a landing.

The back set has 11 steps in each flight. The main set has 11 in the first flight, and 10 in the second.

This bothers me more than it should.


That would bother me as well.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: edAudit
Put in a capital request for removal of 1 step from the back step. Fixed


Actually, as part of the renovation we're going through, the main set will be torn out. So I should check the plans and see if they're going to make the steps correctly this time! This may make it all better for me.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:13 PM

What if 10 and 11 are correct?
Posted By: Smee

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:13 PM

Each night, I obsessively check and re-check 5-10 times that my alarm is set correctly and at maximum volume. It's a quirk that I developed during my college years, and it has never left me.

At least now I only set one alarm instead of three.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: edAudit
What if 10 and 11 are correct?


Anarchist.

No, the two sets should have an equal number of stairs, and be consistent with the other stairs!

Given that we're going from straight to a sharp turn at the landing to conserve space, the resulting change in the angle of the stairs should put us at 11 & 11 and will be right with the world.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Originally Posted By: edAudit
What if 10 and 11 are correct?


Anarchist.

No, the two sets should have an equal number of stairs, and be consistent with the other stairs!

Given that we're going from straight to a sharp turn at the landing to conserve space, the resulting change in the angle of the stairs should put us at 11 & 11 and will be right with the world.


How can any of this be right when you have two sets they are stairs and when you have one it is still stairs?
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 05:11 PM

I would have to do one step twice or skip one to make it even.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 05:18 PM

The correct number of steps is dependent on the high of the ceiling and the building code So since they are remodeling anyway find a regulatory cite for the number of step required for the height of your ceiling/floor (see where I am going with this). Then insist that they move the ceiling/floor to conform to the code and the number of steps that you wish.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 05:23 PM

This one goes to 11.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 08:35 PM

I can't get them to follow banking regs, I darn sure can't get them to abide by anything else!
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 08/21/14 09:01 PM

Alas, poor me, I have no stairs..........
Posted By: justsayjulie

Re: Quirks - 08/22/14 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Hoosierland
Originally Posted By: califgirl
No, they just don't taste right. I know, they're exactly like regular chips only with ridges. No thanks.


I agree with you, they don't taste the same. My husband and I have this discussion frequently. He likes the ridges but never wins the argument!

I like to dip plain chips in ketchup. Delicious!


Yum!! Next best thing to french fries dipped in ketchup!
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 08/28/14 02:31 PM

There is a right way and a wrong way to use the shower:

The right way (my way): Enter shower, turn on water in lower faucet and wait for it to warm up, then activate shower head. When exiting, you must turn off the WATER first, then you deactive the showerhead. In my case, twist off the water, then push down the button so it stops coming out of the showerhead. Some water will drip out of faucet maybe, but then it will stop. That's the only right way.

If you do it wrong, one of two very bad things happen:
1. You deactivate the showerhead while water is still blasting, and it makes a loud pop like something wants to break, and all that water shoots out of the bottom faucet, then you turn it off anyway. In addition to the unpleasant pop, you also caused the showerhead to leak small amounts of water for an hour or so, because you did it wrong. But this is the lesser of these two evils.

2. You turn off the water AND TOTALLY FAIL TO DEACTIVATE THE SHOWER HEAD. I get in the shower later, and turn on the water first (like any normal sane person would do), and cold water shoots out of the showerhead causing me to dance and yipe until I can get the showerhead deactivated.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: Quirks - 08/28/14 02:38 PM

I did bad thing #2 to my Dad once (and only once). Wow, was he mad.

Currently, I avoid this by having a separate shower with no lower faucet. I reach in, turn on the water, then while it's warming up, see what the scale says today.
Posted By: burkemi

Re: Quirks - 08/28/14 05:05 PM

I once read that 93% of people who quote percentages just pulls the number from the air. . . . .
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 08/28/14 06:50 PM

showers could kill me, I avoid them
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/02/14 03:15 PM

Have to drink water right after I brush my teeth. Unable to tolerate the lingering aftertaste of toothpaste, yet must brush constantly.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Quirks - 09/02/14 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
Have to drink water right after I brush my teeth. Unable to tolerate the lingering aftertaste of toothpaste, yet must brush constantly.


move to Arkansas...problem solved
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/02/14 09:08 PM

Living/working near airports or anyplace where low air traffic is constantly overhead, because it will mess with your heartbeat etc. Besides haven't airport planners and homebuilders ever seen that episode of the Simpsons (#305) where air traffic is routed over their house?

http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/living-near-an-airport-could-be-bad-for-your-heart/
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 09/02/14 09:12 PM

http://www.edudemic.com/10-ways-the-internet-is-bad-for-you/
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 09/03/14 12:36 PM

I'm in a direct flight path to the airport about 3 miles from me. Sometimes I think they can see in my windows...especially the copters that like to attempt landing on top of the house. crazy
Posted By: Busy Bee, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 09/05/14 05:20 PM

I'm sitting here in my office, just dumped a little serving of Planters Energy Snack mix (the one with peanuts, soy nuts, pecans, and almonds) and as I separated it out and ate the ingredients from least favorite to favorite, I couldn't help but think about this particular thread!! smile
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: Quirks - 09/05/14 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Busy Bee, CRCM
I'm sitting here in my office, just dumped a little serving of Planters Energy Snack mix (the one with peanuts, soy nuts, pecans, and almonds) and as I separated it out and ate the ingredients from least favorite to favorite, I couldn't help but think about this particular thread!! smile



I do the same with my Skittles! ^_^
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: Quirks - 09/05/14 05:34 PM

Don't sort Skittles into ingredients.

And definitely don't eat Skittles! eek Cannibalism is frowned upon, even in the Cooler.
Posted By: Skittles

Re: Quirks - 09/05/14 05:57 PM

Yes - please don't.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/09/14 04:26 PM

Don't want anybody watching me when I brush my teeth.

This started at age 15. A girlfriend of the time was standing there a foot away just watching me adoringly, and for no discernible reason, I somehow messed up the simple process, slopping toothpaste onto my hand and chin, causing her to giggle, while I said something like "I messed up" and then forever after avoided having anyone present during this private moment.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 09/09/14 08:33 PM

but pooping in front of her is ok
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: Quirks - 09/09/14 08:44 PM

That's true love, baby! laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 01:54 PM

I now know I’m not OCD, at least by comparison to someone who definitely is: today I learned that we have a family member who handles her kitchen trash as follows.

All food trash is washed down the garbage disposal – that’s rule #1. However, when removing, say, meat, from a disposable container, the container is washed with soap, rinsed, and dried, then placed into a plastic bag, which is tied shut, and often further placed into an additional plastic bag, which is also tied shut, and then placed in the refrigerator. It waits there up to a week, until trash day.

She only goes to the grocery on the morning of trash day, because her fridge is too full of things intended for the garbage can for her to do it on any other day. On trash day, she goes to the grocery store early, returning slightly before the trash service comes by. She rushes out with her kitchen trash to place it in the outdoor garbage can just a few minutes before the trash is picked up. Her outdoor can has no odor and seems about as clean as one that has never been used.
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 02:00 PM

three words

Plastic trash bags
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: ComplyYouMust
I now know I’m not OCD, at least by comparison to someone who definitely is: today I learned that we have a family member who handles her kitchen trash as follows.

All food trash is washed down the garbage disposal – that’s rule #1. However, when removing, say, meat, from a disposable container, the container is washed with soap, rinsed, and dried, then placed into a plastic bag, which is tied shut, and often further placed into an additional plastic bag, which is also tied shut, and then placed in the refrigerator. It waits there up to a week, until trash day.

She only goes to the grocery on the morning of trash day, because her fridge is too full of things intended for the garbage can for her to do it on any other day. On trash day, she goes to the grocery store early, returning slightly before the trash service comes by. She rushes out with her kitchen trash to place it in the outdoor garbage can just a few minutes before the trash is picked up. Her outdoor can has no odor and seems about as clean as one that has never been used.


Your family member is not OCD. Your family member is batsh*tcrazy. There's a difference. Subtle, but a difference nontheless. laugh
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 03:13 PM

Need spew warning BBB1!!!!
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 03:14 PM

Considering how my garbage can is currently stinking up the garage because someone forgot to rinse it before starting to refill it, I'm thinking batsh*tcrazy at least smells better. laugh
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 03:55 PM

I realize I may have a quirk and have successfully passed it onto my son as I observed him doing the same thing.

Whenever going into a public bathroom, when I go to wash my hands, if the towel dispensor is a "Manual" touch to advance paper, i will advance the paper, then wash my hands and then remove the paper to dry my hands.

Then if the door is a "Pull" door, I will use the paper to open the door.
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:27 PM

I don't know DD, leaving the paper towel exposed for too long allows bacteria to fall on it from the ceiling. laugh
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:29 PM

What do you do if someone steals your paper towel while you are washing your hands and doesn't advance more for you?
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:31 PM

::pictures DD having to wash his hands several times because people keep stealing his paper towels::
Posted By: Peepers

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:34 PM

what if it's the old time cloth towel?

is there a fear that the used and soiled portion may accidently make it's way back into the stream of those parts that are clean?
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
Considering how my garbage can is currently stinking up the garage because someone forgot to rinse it before starting to refill it, I'm thinking batsh*tcrazy at least smells better. laugh


You are just batguanocrazy sweetie.
That's someone that's sort of nutty but much more useful to society and that can grow things! grin
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 06:38 PM

A conversation in the year 3001....
"Did you know once there was a superstition that if you rubbed alcohol on your hands it would protect you?
Hahahahahahaha!"

laugh
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
A conversation in the year 3001....
"Did you know once there was a superstition that if you rubbed alcohol on your hands it would protect you?
Hahahahahahaha!"

laugh


Followed by:
“You know, that reminds me…Lately I’ve been reading the writings of ComplyYouMust, that mysterious character from the past, particularly his oft-quoted “Everything is Going to Kill Us” thread. It turns out that CYM, as the poster was then known, accurately sorted out fact from fiction and had a good reckoning of the many dangers inherent in commonplace, “normal” activities of the time, which we all now know and fully realize, are in fact, deadly killers. CYM was way ahead of the curve, with the so-called “preposterous reasonings” (as now taught in medical schools everywhere) preceding by years, even decades, in some cases, the actual medical research which would later prove his theories correct. His list of dangers probably would have been even longer, if not for the heart attack he suffered while responding to a critique of his 799th posting, which, as we all know, was about the dangers of “fried” food (for the Amerexican peoples of the early 2000s, “frying” was an ancient cooking practice widely used until they realized it was a deadly killer).” smile
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 08:48 PM

Epitaph -
CYM, prognosticator, author and health advocate. Smacked in the head by a frying pan, once and for all proving that fried foods are dangerous. RIG (Rest In Grease)

laugh

JK
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 08:52 PM

or they could be saying prior to CYM people lived only to 80-90 years (excluding BB1, Miscuit and Pale) Can you imagine only a quarter of a lifetime. laugh
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
::pictures DD having to wash his hands several times because people keep stealing his paper towels::


At 6'4" 285, no one takes my paper towels smirk

Originally Posted By: Peepers
what if it's the old time cloth towel?

is there a fear that the used and soiled portion may accidently make it's way back into the stream of those parts that are clean?


I treat those the same as the Blow Dryer type. I turn around go out and get some napkins to dry my hands.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 09:28 PM

I have a friend that carries santitary wipes everywhere he goes. He trusts no one's towels. Paper or otherwise.
What's really funny is that he is a healthcare professional that is exposed to germs of all kinds 10,000 times a day! What a profession for a germaphobe to choose!
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
I have a friend that carries santitary wipes everywhere he goes. He trusts no one's towels. Paper or otherwise.
What's really funny is that he is a healthcare professional that is exposed to germs of all kinds 10,000 times a day! What a profession for a germaphobe to choose!


Could be that one more germ could put him over the edge. laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/11/14 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: edAudit
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
I have a friend that carries santitary wipes everywhere he goes. He trusts no one's towels. Paper or otherwise.
What's really funny is that he is a healthcare professional that is exposed to germs of all kinds 10,000 times a day! What a profession for a germaphobe to choose!


Could be that one more germ could put him over the edge. laugh


Oh, he's over the edge. Trust me! laugh
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:29 PM

I think I just realized one of my "quirks" (or endearing qualities) is that I eat trail mix one item at a time. No popping a handful of mix into my mouth at one time. That's wrong.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:31 PM

Me too. I'm eating some right now and that's how I'm doing it!
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:33 PM

I do that, too. I don't think it qualifies as a quirk anymore if more than 2 people have the same habit.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:36 PM

I will agree with that logic! grin
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
I do that, too. I don't think it qualifies as a quirk anymore if more than 2 people have the same habit.


Well seeing how it's both of you then that makes me just weird.







::runs from thread::
Posted By: edAudit

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
I do that, too. I don't think it qualifies as a quirk anymore if more than 2 people have the same habit.


The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, subsequently the Weston State Hospital, was a Kirkbride[3] psychiatric hospital that operated from 1864 until 1994 by the government of the U.S. state of West Virginia, in the city of Weston. Built by architect Richard Andrews, it was constructed from 1858- 1881. Originally designed to hold 250 people, it became overcrowded in the 1950s with 2,400 patients

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Allegheny_Lunatic_Asylum

I am thinking that 2 may be a little short laugh
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:38 PM

I said that I don't think it qualifies as a "quirk." Didn't say anything at all about crazy.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:40 PM

Sounds like a fun place (but a bit of a tourist trap)!! cool
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:41 PM

You have to be crazy to be in compliance!! smile
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 07:46 PM

I ordered the T-shirt. Oh wait...it didn't say we were crazy...it said we were BAMF's!!! grin
Posted By: MB Guy

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I ordered the T-shirt. Oh wait...it didn't say we were crazy...it said we were BAMF's!!! grin


My neighbor calls himself that. Even has the Pulp Fiction-esque wallet. I asked him if his 8 yo daughter is allowed to call him that since his birthday cake had it written on it. He thought I was crazy for asking that. What an idiot.
Posted By: JWills, CRCM

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I ordered the T-shirt. Oh wait...it didn't say we were crazy...it said we were BAMF's!!! grin


We ARE BAMF's!!!!!

smile
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: Quirks - 09/12/14 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: JWills
Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I ordered the T-shirt. Oh wait...it didn't say we were crazy...it said we were BAMF's!!! grin


We ARE BAMF's!!!!!

smile


::In my best Britich Butler's accent::

But of course you are.....hommie.
Posted By: ComplianceDude

Re: Quirks - 09/25/14 09:24 PM

I think I have another one: Obsession with current existence or length of any unwanted facial hair.

That same mirror that I use to constantly check for eye sand, I also use to (at least daily) check that my shave was adequate, particularly near the mouth and on the neck, and that I don't have any stray, fugitive hairs that escaped the blade, etc. At home I often return to the bathroom for one additional dry nick/scrape with the blade. At work, I, on about a daily basis, use tiny scissors and mirror to snip at hairs that are only about 1/16 of an inch long. I can't feel them and they're short enough that probably no one can see them. Yet, they MUST. GO.
Posted By: raitchjay

Re: Quirks - 09/25/14 09:28 PM

I have a form of that, but it's more about the once a week when i shave my head.....i'll have the first cut, the finishing cut, then after i wash my head, 2 or 3 more times over where i'm catching stray hairs i missed.