You know what really makes me mad? People think that obsessive-compulsive disorder is merely the compulsion to have everything a certain way. THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS. The next time one of my co-workers giggles and goes “I am so OCD!” they are gonna get a punch in the mouth. This Reddit comment sums it up better than I ever could:
Flicking a light switch on and off for 20 minutes until it flicks off “correctly”, because you think if you don’t flick it off “correctly” your whole family will die and there’s nothing you can do to prevent yourself from giving in to these compulsions…
Yes, thats OCD.”
I’m taking an abnormal psychology class and this week’s chapter is on personality disorders. We have to post weekly on a discussion board and this week’s question was “When might a personality disorder be an advantage to a person or vocation?” I wrote about how people with narcissistic personality disorder tend to be in leadership and management positions, and I backed that up with a link to an article about an actual study done on this. My classmates? “Well, people with OCD like to be really organized so they would make good accountants! Or cleaners!”
Oh. MY. GOD. Seriously. I want to throw myself on the floor in a fit of despair. I want to throw an epic hissy fit. One of them was even like “I have OCD tendencies (which I diagnosed myself!) because I like to make lists!”
KILL ME. RIGHT. NOW.
On the bright side, I feel really good about myself because their dumb, vague, WRONG comments make me feel super smart.
In other news, two of my co-workers called in sick last night so I worked a 12 hour shift. That is not a fun thing to do. I work 10 hours normally and when it gets to be around hour 7 I’m like “THREE MORE HOURS STILL? REALLY?!” so you can imagine how tacking on another 2 hours made me feel. Oh well. I do enjoy getting the overtime on my paycheck because that means more money, which means more vintage jewelry from eBay! Gosh. I am just so cool.
Did I ever mention I collect vintage books? I just really like old stuff, I don’t know what that is all about. Anyway, my oldest book WAS 1900, but then I found a book at some random thrift store the other day. Now my oldest book is from 1890! How cool is that? It’s a Lutheran hymnal and it’s all in German. It’s in terrible shape (binding is falling apart and it has a burn mark on it) but I was excited to beat my oldest book record for a mere $2. My vintage book collection has also expanded way too much so I’ve had to change my standards from “ANY OLD BOOK!” to “interesting old books.” Like, I got a weird old book titled “The Schooling of the Western Horse.” That’s pretty interesting and odd. My man friend found me a vintage veterinary book at Savers last time we went so of course I had to get that one. I really need to organize my bookshelves. And get rid of some and donate them to the bookshelf at work to make up for all the Phillipa Gregory paperbacks I snag from there.
I REALLY need to do some Christmas shopping. My sister is easy to shop for because I know what she likes, but my mom and dad… bleh. My mom wants some clothes from Woman Within, so I’ll do that, but my dad? I DO NOT KNOW.
You know what I love? Candles from Bath and Body Works. They smell stronger and better than any other candle in the WORLD. IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
SO CUTE I CAN’T EVEN