Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, not old cars dump.

5 Dec

“OCD” (which SHOULD have DOTS – i.e., O.C.D. – bring back PUNCTUATION! – one of the first things I ever wrote – “There is a thief in our midst – and he’s stealing our dots and commas…” – way back in 1994) stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We ALL have it to some degree. Little things we do for NO real reason. It only becomes a problem when we start washing our hands thirty times a day, to avoid germs – or say the same thing fifty times, until we get the inflection JUST right – or check we turned the gas off eighty times before retiring to bed – or… you get the idea.

As they say in psychiatric circles: always marry an OCD woman – at least you’ll have a clean house!

I have always had it a LITTLE bit – but am entirely functional. I recognise it – laugh at it (most OCD-ers do) – and live with it.

The condition has ALWAYS existed – but has only been recognised and NAMED for a couple of decades. Before that, people with mild cases were merely thought to be “fussy”, “ordered” or just plain ANAL!

But Howard Hughes was DESTROYED by it…



One Response to “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, not old cars dump.”

  1. Vincent December 6, 2010 at 2:43 am #


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