It is possible that I may suffer just a little from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as suggested by P.
I like to keep the place relatively neat and tidy but it is most certainly not pristine. Our house tends more to the shabby rather than chic.
However, I don't like lots of "stuff" lying around everywhere and prefer to put things away when I have finished with them.
P is currently suffering from a leg muscle injury and has to use heat and ice treatment a couple of times each day. This involves using a hot water bottle followed by an ice pack. When he has finished with the hot water bottle, he leaves it on the kitchen worktop. I put it away and he shouts that he will need it again in a few hours so just leave it where it is. Just the sight of it there makes me feel twitchy all day!
It's the same with any medication. I usually take mine then put the pack back in the cabinet until the next dose is due. P likes to leave the pack on the kitchen or bathroom windowsill - to remind him to take the next dose. I always itch to put the pack away but know that will cause more debate on my OCD.
This little cartoon sums me up quite well....
You sound like my wife! She's always putting my stuff away or moving it around. A bit of untidiness is healthy.ReplyDelete
I suppose so. Provided it is not dismantled motorbike engines on the kitchen floor or smelly walking shoes in the hallway.Delete
You could have his spaces and her spaces. It is very annoying if something is moved in one of my spaces without asking or telling me. And I wouldn't dream of moving anything in one of her spaces without saying. My spaces are: most of the garage, the shed, one tiny corner of a kitchen cupboard, the loft, half a shelf in the bathroom cabinet, my bedside unit (although I am not allowed not to have a bedside unit and use the floor instead) and, that which spoils me, the box room office.ReplyDelete
Oh yes. The shed, workshop and outside spaces are very much *his* spaces. He does what he likes with his bedside cabinet and his desk in the office but I like to keep the main shared spaces in the house clear and tidy. That's where the disputes arise!Delete
What I meant is that we have no shared spaces. No disputes!Delete
I see I shall have to divide the house in half!Delete
This sounds exactly like me I am afraid.ReplyDelete
Glad that I am not the only one!Delete
I have suffered from OCD for years. My Pete is wonderful about it - even hangs his towels up in the bathroom with the tags in the "correct" position for me. He's been quite easy to train! (haha) But he has his own areas even in our shared spaces. The table beside his lounge chair is all his own doing. I try not to look too closely!ReplyDelete
You are lucky that your Pete is so considerate. My P sometimes does things on purpose, just to wind me up!Delete
I cannot understand and hate it when people do not return things to the place where they belong. Everything in my house has a place and everything is in its place - or it would be if it wasn't for the OH.ReplyDelete
The three worst offences are: empty carrier bags left on sofas and kitchen worktops; closely followed by empty bottles returned to the fridge and finally scrunched up kitchen towel left absolutely everywhere....can you hear me screaming?
I am joining you in screaming!Delete