Saturday, July 17, 2010

There must be a name for this disease

Lining up all the toiletries on one side of the sink.


And then using them in order and lining them up on the other side of the sink.


What's that called?

PS Apparently this runs in the family. My father writes:

My father would position a slide rule exactly equidistant from each side of a cabin drawer and I saw him adjust by a single mm with parallel pencil and carefully positioned planimeter. He also counted rivets - that is the next stage...

Hmm. On the counting rivets part, I guess that's like counting squares on the back of an airline seat.

3 comments:

Tim said...

I haven't the faintest idea, but I suspect the source was the comb.

Dan Parsonson said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder ?

Not to be confused with Obsessive-compulsive disorder, apparently!

Michael said...

I've no idea what you call it, but I dare you to line them up on the righthand side and move them to the left! Do you reckon you could do that?

And, what happens if you get a basin with no cabinet or shelf? Where do you line things up then? ;-)