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#21 Posted on 22.11.05 1014.21
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That reminds me that I hate when someone opens up the microwave before it finishes and leaves the extra time just sitting there. I always clear it out whenever I see it.


DITTO. Man, that drives me nuts. It's really the only quirk I can think of right now, although I bet if you asked someone who knew me they could tell you at least one.



I think that comes under "annoyances" rather than "quirks". : )


Anybody can be annoyed by these things (blinking VCR clock anyone?). If you absolutely, just gotta, HAVE TO fix it...it crosses the line to quirk.

I guess the closest thing I have to a quirk is a tendancy to "hover" over my food (especially in a group setting).

It's kind of a hold over from the grade school cafeteria...a lot of my friends chewed with their mouths open, and spat when they talked.
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#22 Posted on 22.11.05 1145.37
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I cant poop at other people's houses, so if I'm there for a few hours or so I'll hold it till I get home. If I'm staying at someone's house for a few days, I'll either go to a nearby grocery store or a hotel & use their bathrooms (I live near the airport, so there's lots of hotels nearby), or I'll wait until late at night, then I'll go when everyone is asleep. When I was younger, I could hold it for a week if I was at camp our something, but I cant do that anymore. When I got married & moved in with my wife, it took me a few months to be able to #2 with her around. At work, I poop in the bathroom across the street at the bank.

When #2ing, I'll always read SOMETHING. IF nothing is handy, I'll walk around the house until I find something. Once I'm in there, I wont get up & leave until I'm finished reading. People always think I "must've really had to go", but really I'm just reading.

I dont like people to hear me pee, so I'll kneel down on the floor and aim for the rim of the bowl so it doesnt make any noise. It took me a few months not to have to do that around my wife.

When I eat, I eat each course seperately in order of which food I like the least first. If I like everything on my plate, I'll eat the foods that I like less than the others first.

I eat sandwiches & burgers in a spiral, starting on the outside edges & working my way in. I never knew I did that until my dad pointed it out.

I also always have to face the exit when sitting at a restaraunt.

I always check my pockets when I stand up too.

I talk to myself all the time. At work, in the car, at home, at the mall, everywhere. And not just "What the hell?" or "Where did I put my keys?", I'll have whole conversations with myself. Actually, I rehearse conversations I havent had yet or I'll relive old conversations. I used to do it no matter who was around and just ignore people staring at me, until I saw someone else do that & I realized how crazy it looks. Now I try not to do it in public anymore.

I know there's more, but I should probably get back to work.

I am a quirky bastard.
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#23 Posted on 22.11.05 1305.21
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I have to hook up people's home stereo equipment if it isn't hooked up correctly. If someone has Picture in Picture but doesn't have their TV set up to make it work, I must fix it.
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#24 Posted on 22.11.05 1314.07
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I have to be clean ANY time I'm out in public, and pretty much any time I'm out of bed. I used to go work out at 4 am, taking a quick shower BEFORE I fleft the house to go to the gym, then another one upon returning from the gym before going to work (of course).

If I'm staying at someone's house as a guest, I'll take a quick shower and get dressed before anyone sees me that morning.

I've been known to take three or four showers in a day.
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#25 Posted on 22.11.05 1406.02
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    When #2ing, I'll always read SOMETHING. IF nothing is handy, I'll walk around the house until I find something. Once I'm in there, I wont get up & leave until I'm finished reading. People always think I "must've really had to go", but really I'm just reading.

    When I eat, I eat each course seperately in order of which food I like the least first. If I like everything on my plate, I'll eat the foods that I like less than the others first.

    I always check my pockets when I stand up too.

    I talk to myself all the time. At work, in the car, at home, at the mall, everywhere. And not just "What the hell?" or "Where did I put my keys?", I'll have whole conversations with myself. Actually, I rehearse conversations I havent had yet or I'll relive old conversations. I used to do it no matter who was around and just ignore people staring at me, until I saw someone else do that & I realized how crazy it looks. Now I try not to do it in public anymore.




You are not alone my friend. Although I did not put some of these in my first post, I read these quirks of yours and I realized that I actually do all of those which I just quoted. Thankyou for making me seem less crazy =)



    I dont like people to hear me pee, so I'll kneel down on the floor and aim for the rim of the bowl so it doesnt make any noise. It took me a few months not to have to do that around my wife.


Although this is not a quirk of mine I know of some people who do....here's a couple of tips which may help;

- Run the tap for the duration of taking the leak. they'll just hear the tap running, not your pee.
- Hit the inside of the bowl but NOT the water. it's the liquid on liquid which makes all the noise, but hit the side part of the inside of the bowl, and there's MUCH less noise.

(edited by El Nastio on 22.11.05 1506)
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#26 Posted on 22.11.05 1409.08
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    I have to hook up people's home stereo equipment if it isn't hooked up correctly. If someone has Picture in Picture but doesn't have their TV set up to make it work, I must fix it.


Can you come over this weekend?
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#27 Posted on 22.11.05 1459.49
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      I dont like people to hear me pee, so I'll kneel down on the floor and aim for the rim of the bowl so it doesnt make any noise. It took me a few months not to have to do that around my wife.


    Although this is not a quirk of mine I know of some people who do....here's a couple of tips which may help;

    - Run the tap for the duration of taking the leak. they'll just hear the tap running, not your pee.
I dont know if the tap is loud enough! Good suggestion, though.



    - Hit the inside of the bowl but NOT the water. it's the liquid on liquid which makes all the noise, but hit the side part of the inside of the bowl, and there's MUCH less noise.
Yeah, but thats what I do, but I do it while kneeling on the floor and I aim right AT the inside of the bowl and there's NO noise at all.
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#28 Posted on 22.11.05 1503.39
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I sort M&M's out by color and usually eat them one color at a time.

The brown ones get eaten first because they're the ugliest. The orange or green ones are usually last.
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#29 Posted on 22.11.05 1824.39
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I do the color grouping thing too but with skittles.
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#30 Posted on 22.11.05 2209.16
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      I have to hook up people's home stereo equipment if it isn't hooked up correctly. If someone has Picture in Picture but doesn't have their TV set up to make it work, I must fix it.


    Can you come over this weekend?



Yeah....put me on your visitation list too.
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#31 Posted on 22.11.05 2229.23
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I am compulsive about taking free things. I mean, things I have absolutely no use for, but I'll take them because they don't cost anything. I usually wind up throwing them away. Also, I noticed several people have to pick up pennies. I throw them away. Why? Lucky pennies gotta come from somewhere.
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#32 Posted on 22.11.05 2352.41
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in public restrooms, I can't pee in the urinal. I HAVE to go pee in one of the stalls. I really don't know why, but I just prefer going there.

I also don't like taking a #2 when i'm not home either. Obviously if i'm staying over someone's place for the night, I can hold it. If it's a long weekend or something, then I will go. but yeah, not a fan of doing that in public bathrooms mainly.

I know i've gotta have more quirks than that, but those are the main ones that come to mind.
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#33 Posted on 23.11.05 0100.43
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    Originally posted by GrubbyLongJohns
    in public restrooms, I can't pee in the urinal. I HAVE to go pee in one of the stalls. I really don't know why, but I just prefer going there.


No more protection for the pee-shy. Oh damn.

If I have to go bad enough, I can piss with others around in public, or if I'm drunk enough to not care. But usually, if I even hear someone else in the restroom, I can't.
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#34 Posted on 23.11.05 0811.39
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I dont know if the tap is loud enough!


It's works for my girlfriend (albiet she's sitting).


Well, sense we're talking about taking leaks;

- I never go in a urnal inbetween two people who are going. One is ok, but two? Nope. I'll go to a stall otherwise.
- Speaking of stalls, if doing a number two in a public washroom, I ALWAYS wipe the seat first, regardless of how bad I have to go.



This was definitly the most fun thread during anonymous mode, I'd have to say. I first stumbled across it after it started, so I had NO idea who anybody was posting (except for Stagger, who was implicated in someone's post).

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#35 Posted on 23.11.05 0824.28
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My bare feet cannot touch each other, it really grosses me out. At night I have to wrap the bottom of the sheet around one of my feet because if they accidentally touched during the night it would wake me up.
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#36 Posted on 23.11.05 0926.15
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I can never finish a glass of water...I'll drink a couple of swallows and dump it out...then usually go back and get some more water, take swallows, and dump the rest out...not sure why I do it.

I'm one of those who eat in order too....entrees last, except with burger & fries, when I'll mix and eat.

Organization...my CDs, DVDs, and Video Games have to be in Alphabetical order, all of the time. And the boxes can't be out of order either, Boxed sets go together alphabetized, and the 2 main types of DVD boxes are grouped together, to keep up the appearance. If I have more than one CD by an artist, I always go in order of release...

I also have to drive. Right now I do a lot of driving at work, and usually with a partner, and I always have to drive....the few times I don't drive, I hate having to get in the passenger seat, just because of how much different it is to climb in. I'm not the world's best driver by any means, but I am very untrusting with other people's driving, and would rather behind the wheel myself.
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#37 Posted on 23.11.05 0928.48
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    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Anybody can be annoyed by these things (blinking VCR clock anyone?). If you absolutely, just gotta, HAVE TO fix it...it crosses the line to quirk.


I work in a call center and we refer to dumb people as "12 o'clock flashers" meaning every clock in their house in blinking 12 o'clock.

I also hate ANY clock that is not exactly the right time. Other people's cars, kitchen clocks, answering machines, microwaves, computers, whatever. How do people know what the real time is if the freaking clock is wrong?!?
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#38 Posted on 23.11.05 0948.17
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    Originally posted by britishiles
    I also hate ANY clock that is not exactly the right time. Other people's cars, kitchen clocks, answering machines, microwaves, computers, whatever. How do people know what the real time is if the freaking clock is wrong?!?


True dat. People who purposely set their clocks ten minutes fast drive me CRAZY.
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#39 Posted on 23.11.05 1255.56
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... A few of the above apply to me as well.

- I need something to read before I sit on the pot.

- I always clear out unused cooking time on the microwave.

- every clock must be correct in my apartment.

- I always sort out Skittles by color before eating them (not M&M's, though; they all taste the same).

A couple others:

- I will always clear out unneeded "missed call" numbers on the phone -- hate the clutter.

- When I'm drinking beer, I never throw away the bottles until after I'm completely done drinking. I also keep the bottle caps, and place them on top of each bottle I've emptied.
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#40 Posted on 23.11.05 1853.12
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Well, let's see.

I always have at least two pens on me

I check my watch against the atomic clock EVERY day

I have about 10 different framed pictures of Leonard Nimoy as Spock hanging around, but no other Trek stuff.

I still use OS/2 Warp for a lot of tasks.

I'm sure there are others....

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