What weird habits do you have

chrisw

Well-known Member
I saw this on another forum, and honestly, it was one of the funniest things I've ever read...

1) I have to have the remote control - can't stand someone else being in control!
2) I remember number plates from cars in case they are involved in a crime

just a couple to start off - don't want to sound too odd!
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
A mate of mine has to have the volume setting on his car hifi set to an even number !
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
And have it at a odd number?! ... breathe ... ;)

I get really cheesed off with uncorrected spellings in thread titles... *cough* Jensen Button *cough*...I've been so tempted to PM...don't mind in posts mind. Just the thread title

If I see a crease in paper, or a book, mag etc I will try to flatten it with a heavier object. I just can't let it lie....or rather poke up at the folded angle

I'll shut up. I also ramble. Does that count?
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
If he didn't have such an idiotic name then perhaps I might have known how to spell it correctly.
 

DJT75

Distinguished Member
JohnG said:
A mate of mine has to have the volume setting on his car hifi set to an even number !
That's not weird, is it ?:confused: :eek: :D

I'm obsessed with round/even numbers - a Volume setting can be any of the following but nothing else: 2,4,5,6,8,10,12,14,15,16,18,20,22,24,25,26,28,30 etc....Multiples of 5 are round numbers in my head.

I wash my hands far too often

I can't shower or bath without cotton-budding my ears afterwards, it would drive me mad not to do this, even if there's no water in my ears.
 

RichardBoult

Novice Member
I can't stand seing a dripping tap...I've been known to make things worse in an effort to tighten the blighters up to stop them dripping!
 

chrisw

Well-known Member
The washing your hands thing is very common - know loads of people who do it... some say it is slightly OCDish, but I think for some it is just habit.

I have a rather strange one, in that when I travel on airplanes, as soon as the cabin becomes pressurised, I get, ahem, a little excited down there. It's really odd, but makes my other half laugh like hell. It normally goes away after 20 minutes or so, but can be v. embarassing!
 

indianwells

Well-known Member
chrisw said:
The washing your hands thing is very common - know loads of people who do it... some say it is slightly OCDish, but I think for some it is just habit.

I have a rather strange one, in that when I travel on airplanes, as soon as the cabin becomes pressurised, I get, ahem, a little excited down there. It's really odd, but makes my other half laugh like hell. It normally goes away after 20 minutes or so, but can be v. embarassing!
How do you get your meal tray down?:confused:
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
chrisw said:
A bit of turbulence normally sorts out the problem..!
Well that's the first time I've heard it called that ;)
 

DJT75

Distinguished Member
Planes, cars, buses - yep, they've all had my most upwards attention at some point in time.:D

Never choose an aisle seat - "excuse me sir, could I just get out of my seat for a few mins?"

"erm..........:eek: :eek: :eek: ........":D
 

Woodywizz

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I have a weird habit of often repeating myself during a conversation and sometimes it can even happen when I am writing and sometimes it can even happen when I am writing.
 

la gran siete

Distinguished Member
I do have prolongued discussions with myself often gesticulating wildly which does draw attention from passersbys. It drives my missus mental, particulalry when she is trying to tell me something and I am off on one. I call it think out loudly nad as i can make more sense to myself why not? Put the world to rights many times over I do:D

Am I mad ? God knows. I know no different:)
 

HMHB

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I do talk to my Koi Carp when feeding them, especially when they are taking food from my hand. It's nice that they are never cheeky or answer you back :D
 

Geordie Jester

Well-known Member
I must admit I don't leave the car volume on 13. Im not particularly superstitious either - touch wood.

My wife also told me that when you see a single magpie you should salute it (to counteract its unluckiness). Now I have to do it. So even out in a busy street I have to make out Im just scratching my head :rolleyes:

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chrisw

Well-known Member
The other forum I read this topic on had some really strange things, like people having to take numbers and somehow make them divide all the way back to 1, making sure all the notes in your wallet are arranged in value order, stacking all coins in size order, and more worryingly the removal of clothing when going for a number 2 and whether or not to stand up or not to wipe.... I felt reasonably normal after reading it...
 

Dwarf Mash

Active Member
When I lock the door I have to got back two or three times to check it's locked on the car or house! even though I locked it myself I also do not leave the volume on 13 in the car or else where.
 

rio1981

Well-known Member
woodywizz said:
I have a weird habit of often repeating myself during a conversation and sometimes it can even happen when I am writing and sometimes it can even happen when I am writing.
I like this one :rotfl:
 

BrianC

Novice Member
I salut magpies as well. I also have to have a glass of water on my bedside table before I can go to sleep even though I never drink from it and I'll empty it out in the morning to replace it with fresh water before I'll drink from it. And I always rinse out glasses/cups before I'll drink from them, thats a precaution from when I used to live at home as my mothers washing/drying up left a lot to be desired.
 

rio1981

Well-known Member
I often get chastised by my other half for putting all my CD's, DVD's, games, etc, in alphabetical order. Now I don't think this is strange - what's wrong with finding something quicker?!

I'm also petrified of wasps, but only if I'm walking around without a top or shirt on... maybe I'm worried that my ever-so-important-to-my-well-being man nipples will be damaged or something?! :eek:
 

Geordie Jester

Well-known Member
I was really surprised to hear not long ago that some people do "stand to wipe" !! But what about the possible flakes collecting in your trolleys ?!!
 

Garrett

Moderator
If a buy a paperback in a shop I look for the one with the least defects on them.

I try no to open public toilet exit doors if possible i.e. time it so someone is exiting just before me or in the winter time put my gloves on. As most people do not wash hand after having a leak or a poo.
 

Garrett

Moderator
rio1981 said:
I often get chastised by my other half for putting all my CD's, DVD's, games, etc, in alphabetical order. Now I don't think this is strange - what's wrong with finding something quicker?!
I put mine in alphabetical order and split the DVD's into TV and Film sections.
 

BrianC

Novice Member
rio1981 said:
I often get chastised by my other half for putting all my CD's, DVD's, games, etc, in alphabetical order. Now I don't think this is strange - what's wrong with finding something quicker?!
There is nothing wrong with that, its when you start sorting things by director or year of publication or genre that you have to start to worry.
 

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