Jen recently discovered a worrying habit about herself:
I have just discovered something totally neurotic about myself. I have a corporate logo coffee tumbler that I swill my caffeine from daily. I can’t begin drinking, until the mouthpiece is centered over the logo. If the logo isn’t facing me all nice and neat, I can’t start drinking. Bring on the rubber room.
Jen shouldn’t sweat it–we all have these foibles. Off the top of my head:
- I must tap the sun visor twice when I go through a yellow light.
- I feel deeply uncomfortable if I sit down to eat (anywhere) and I don’t have a napkin.
- I’m terribly exacting about my pillow’s position in bed.
- In my childhood, I would always ensure that the books beside my bed were face-down. I’ve gotten over that one.
Reassure Jen and I that we’re not freaks–what [sic] idiosyncrazies do you have?
Incidentally, what is the right term for these things? I feel like there’s a great Yiddish word, but I can’t think of it. That’s probably because I only know, like, 20 Yiddish words.