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This morning, before the spin class that I was in began, the instructor held up a screw (a hex screw to be exact) and explained that somebody had obviously lost a screw from the bottom of their spinning shoes.
Now I was already clipped in and I was almost positive it wasn’t me. The reason being that a spin shoe clip is held in by two screws and if one is missing then the clip is all wobbly and hard to clip in. I didn’t have any problem clipping in so it wasn’t me.
Or was it? You see, the minute she asked the question I knew it would bug me. I looked around and started looking down and the person next to me asked, “if that was going to bug me all class?” I started laughing and said that it definitely would and I should probably just stop and check rather than having it drive me nuts the entire time.
The person on the other side agreed and said “that she had already checked.”
So I stopped the bike and checked both my shoes and sure enough, they were fine. Do you see what the power of suggestion does to OCD individuals?
Kevin knows this about me and uses the fact all the time. For example, we’ll be lying in bed about to go to sleep and he will notice that a light was left on.
Kevin: crap. The lights on in the hallway
Me: so turn it off
Kevin: I’m in bed
Me: so am I
Kevin: but you’re getting up to go to the bathroom
Me: no I’m not
Kevin: you need to pee
Me: I already did
Kevin: are you sure you don’t need to pee?
And the minute he asks that I start thinking “hmmmm, maybe I DO need to pee” and then of course, it starts bugging me and eventually I just get up anyways and try just to be sure.
My thinking is “better now than in the middle of the night after I’ve fallen asleep” because invariably I have to wake up in the middle of the night.
Me: damn it, I hate you. I’m going to pee
Kevin: get the light while you’re up.
Uggghhhh…does that happen to you too??