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Strange habits

Posted March 17, 2011

Do you have a strange habit?

I started thinking about this topic while listening to a CD series on world history. Did you know that Winston Churchill always wore a mask to bed? Did you know that Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath to cover his baldness. Do you remember Michael Jordan’s protruding tongue on the basketball court? Did you know that Senator Richard Burr hates wearing socks. 

I will disclose my five strange habits tomorrow on this blog. In the meantime I ask you to share yours. At the end of the day I will pick a name among all of the contributors and offer them two free tickets to the Bill Leslie & Lorica Concert at Johnston County Community College in Smithfield on March 26th at 7:00PM. 

So what are your strange habits?


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  • buckykatt020998 Mar 20, 2011

    I have been on medication (first Luvox, now Anafranil) for 19 years for obsessive compulsive disorder. All these comments make perfectly good sense to me! My worst habit (compulsion) is that I can't get out of bed if the time on the clock is 7:13, 8:13, or so on. 9:13 is a double no-no because the digits also add up to 13.

  • Legswilson Mar 18, 2011

    I'm not sure if it's a strange habit... but I always go potty before I leave the house. Sure wish my hubby would do this! We end up having to find the restroom everywhere we go.

  • WinnieFan Mar 18, 2011

    Me too, with the sock/shoe order. Left sock, left shoe, right sock, right shoe. Just makes logical sense to me!

    I also tend to count things. Like, when walking up stairs, passing parked cars, etc... and I obsess over the inspection sticker on peoples license plates. When I pull up behind somoene at a stop light, that's the first thing I look at.

  • WinnieFan Mar 18, 2011

    More OCD I guess... and similar to many I've read here.

    I, too, like things neat. I will not leave a pen laying with the cap off. Everything on my desk (or knick-knacks at home) must be adjusted, just so, so they are sitting exactly right.

    The K-cups of coffee in my carousel must all be turned so the writing is upright. The same is true for CD's or Blu-Ray discs, when I open the case I want the disc be readable.

    Clothes in my closet all face the same direction and are grouped: short sleeves, long sleeves, sweater sets, skirts, pants, etc...

    Organization makes all things easier!

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 18, 2011

    When I talk, I have to move my head side to side.

  • country4ever Mar 18, 2011

    When I visit my coworkers offices I MUST have something in my hand(s) - a pen, pencil, piece of paper, cup of coffee, etc.

  • wandecki1 Mar 18, 2011

    Whenever I see a phone number that is "words" instead of numbers (like 1-800- call daves) I have to count it out to make sure it's a real phone number, that it doesn't have too many digits. Sometimes the words are longer than a real phone number. Drives me nuts!! What do you do with those last 2 or 3 extra letters or digits????

    Also, I always tear off the first few squares of toilet paper before I pull off what I use because I know someone else has touched it already.

  • happy Mar 18, 2011

    When I wash my hands at a public rest room, I have to grab 4 paper towels. Doesn't matter how thick or thin they are. 4 is the magic number.

  • jpittard2 Mar 17, 2011

    During my careers as a coach and a teacher, if the kids came running up to me, I'd say "Hi guys" earning more than a few "We're not guys!!!". I just told them I was from Chicago which made them say "oh. That explains it." Not sure what it explained but they all became used to it by the end of the year.

  • Not Now Mar 17, 2011

    And, always left sock, left shoe, right sock, right shoe.




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