Saturday, 1 July 2006

A Blessing. And A Curse.

Monk. What a great TV show.

If you haven't seen it, then I urge you to. It's up there with Columbo as one of the more intelligent TV cop/detective shows.

Adrian Monk is different because he has multiple phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and autistic symptoms which plague his life, but which make him uniquely able to solve cases that have the regular police stumped.









I think we all have bizarre behaviour like this sometimes. Mostly it's harmless.

For example, when I'm hanging out the washing I always have to use matching pegs. It doesn't feel right unless each item of clothing has pegs of the same colour. Or if they're wooden pegs, they have to be pairs of old ones, or new ones.

It's odd. But not a problem.

I'm pretty sure that it's the only 'compulsive' quirk that I have. Do you have any?

7 comments:

Chris said...

Must be inherited, Pete, 'cos I've always done that too.

Chris said...

Football just about to start here; very tense atmosphere as there is also a big wedding reception in the dining room so half of the pool area was cleared of sunbeds this morning and the dining tables and chairs put in their place, upsetting those who like to claim their own 'space', the Germans have all gone off in a sulk, the staff are sulking because THEY want to watch the football with the English, a lot of the wedding party have taken up the seats in front of the telly that the English want (mind you, now's the time to go and claim one of the few sunbeds), because the wedding is being held in the dining room dinner tonight is outside next to the pool and it looks a bit like rain (I don't care 'cos we're going to a lovely restaurant up the road). It'll be tears before bedtime, mark my words!!

PT said...

It didn't rain here. It's been the hottest day of the year so far.

So why am I depressed...?

I don't think I want to talk about football for a few weeks!

jomoore said...

Aargh - me too!! I blame the parents.

I have an 'odd' peg in my peg bag. I don't know where it came from but it's different from all the rest. I use it now and again just to prove to myself that I don't have a problem...

I do have an obsessive compulsive thing about checking the doors and windows at night. If I don't do my 'routine' I have to get out of bed, even when I know for sure all the doors are locked and the windows closed. Sometimes I see how long I can go without getting up, but I know I always will.

I'm also becoming a bit of a hand-washer. But I'm in denial about that one...

meljoy said...

cleanliness, it's a problem, I take two and three showers a day.

Clare said...

at uni all my books had to be organised in height order, preferably by publisher as well (all the nice red and white CUP ones etc). And I tidy when I'm stressed. Does that count??

Liz said...

I count as I hang out the washing.