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Does anyone else share this of my many neuroses?

Asked by poofandmook (17277points) September 26th, 2009

I have this HUGE aversion to eating with long sleeves. I don’t really know why, but if I happen to be wearing long sleeves I can’t remove, I must shove them up before I can eat. And if I have a sweatshirt on, I’ll take it off while I eat, even if that means I have to be cold.

Anybody else as nuts as me? Or have something equally as nutty that you do?

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dpworkin's avatar

Take a look here and relax.

dpworkin's avatar

I’m serious! Read a few of them!

poofandmook's avatar

I just submitted this one… lol

dpworkin's avatar

Good! See? You fit right in!

poofandmook's avatar

oh come on pd, you must have some quirk lol

mrentropy's avatar

I don’t have that particular problem. I am a sectional eater, though. If you give me a plate with three things on it I’ll eat all of each thing before moving on to the next. Usually in the order of what I like from least to most.

dpworkin's avatar

I am a very strange man, but you should know that by now, based upon my posts alone.

poofandmook's avatar

@mrentropy: I do that exact same thing, to the letter. Which I’ve read is a classic “symptom” of being overweight. By the time you finish what you like the least, you’re getting near full, but since your favorite is last, you’ll keep eating so you can get to it. I tried doing it the other way around, but I never could.

mrentropy's avatar

@poofandmook Hmm… That gives me something to think about and maybe I’ll give that a try. Thanks :)

Syger's avatar

Taken from the site that @pdworkin linked I do this except to a worse degree.
“I have several neuroses about eating at other people’s houses if the family sits at a table. I cannot eat until someone who lives in the house starts eating or if they tell me it’s okay to dig in. I have to finish all of the food on my plate because I don’t want people to think I didn’t like it or I was being wasteful. But I cannot finish eating first, because I don’t want to seem like I’m just scarfing the food down like a pig.”

poofandmook's avatar

@Syger: Creepy. I just clicked “me too” on that very entry.

fathippo's avatar

Don’t like the dangers of long sleeves: think of all the bacteria they must harbour =S
And then eating with them, it’ll all transfer, which is bad…
Also, if they get wet when you wash your hands, it feels disgusting and mouldy, and like they’ll pick up even more threatening microbes…

syz's avatar

My partner gags at the sight/feel/thought of wet bread. (She says that’s not a neurosis.)

And she just hit me for oversharing.

mponochie's avatar

I don’t share this one but have my own neuroses (can’t sleep without something covering my mid section) but I can’t help but wonder if this was caused by some childhood trauma that maybe you have regressed. Could it be you got in trouble once for getting your sleeves dirty?

augustlan's avatar

I never thought a bit about this until I read your question, but I do the same thing. I just feel like long sleeves will get in the food. I also have great difficulty eating if my hair isn’t pulled back, for the same reason. We all know I’m a mixed bag of neuroses anyway, just add this one to the list!

andrew's avatar

@pdworkin lol4rl at that site. I love it.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I have to push my sleeves up too, but I’ve never thought of it as neurotic, just one of my many many adaptations to combat my extreme clumsiness. My parents always said I would grow out of it, but I never did…

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