Friday, March 07, 2008

Trouble Me

The other day, at work, I received a FedEx package that contained the following mouse pad:

The receipt had no sender information or return address - it just said: GUESS WHO?

I will admit I was stumped. Not only could I not figure out who sent it - I also didn't get the image on the pad itself. I fretted over it (well......kind of, but not really) most of the day.

Near the end of the day, my administrative assistant was at my desk and I showed her what came in the mail and admitted to not understanding it. Without a second passing by, she asked if the pencil that was askew bothered me. DUH! How'd I miss that??

In another instant, I knew exactly who sent this to me.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my physicians loves to tease me about my self-diagnosed OCD. I shot off an email that said "Bother me? Why not at all. Why do you ask?" Never once acknowledging the mouse pad itself. I just wanted to let her know that I knew.......even though someone basically had to point it out to me.

I never focused on the fact that something was out of place on the pad, because, not only is my desk is usually a little messy - not having things all neat and tidy is not my OCD issue. I don't need everything symmetrical - exactly.

Jon will tell you that all my CDs had to be in order alphabetically by artist then by title. Ok..Ok..they still do. BUT - in my defense, when you open the cases, I no longer have to have the disks facing straight up. It's progress, albeit small.

So now you know - I'm not a germ-a-phobe or someone who has to have everything symmetrical.

Who knows - in another 100 posts, you might all just figure it out by powers of deduction.

Song by: 10,000 Maniacs


rebecca said...

How could you not notice that???

You're crazier than we thought!

Anonymous said...

Personally I'm more bothered by the fact that the pencils go from small to big, which doesn't fit with the even smaller pens. On my desk they would definitely run big to small.

Crazy right there with ya!