Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Am I weird?

I decided to come clean today. I have some weird quirks and I just have to tell you about them. For years now I have been counting my steps. When I go from point A to point B I count. If there are cracks or changes in what I am walking on I always want the steps to come out to an odd number. 9 or 11 are the best numbers to have. 21 is ok too. Heaven forbid if I were to come across something like this picture. More than likely I would just not walk on it because I hate to step on cracks unless of course it ends in an odd number.

I hate even numbers. I despise them. I have been known to take baby steps to avoid ending on an even number. I know how many steps it takes to get to the toilet when I get out of bed in the middle of the night. This comes in really handy since I never turn the light on at those times.

I have no idea where I came up with the need to count my steps, nor when it started. I do know that my boss does the same thing. When I first started my employment he and I were chatting and some how or another the subject came up. Needless to say we were both very relieved to find another human on this earth that counts steps. He said his mother used to put something in the path for him to trip on when he came in late as a teenager. She stood at the bedroom door and snickered at him.
What weird things do you do, if any?


Bill said...

Since my mother died, I step on cracks with impunity.
Oddly, I am free of superstitions ever since going to AA. I just realized this a few months ago.
I used to think I would get my wish if I made it from point A to point B before a timer dinged (like, say, on the microwave). It rarely worked.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Oh, Honey, I can't put my weird things in print. I count ceiling tiles. Then the dots in each tile.And then if I haven't forgotten the number of tiles on the ceiling by then, I multiply the tiles x the dots. This really comes in handy in the Dr.s office.

Scott W said...
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Scott W said...

I am with you about the odd numbers. I dislike even ones.

I count all the punctuation in the twelve steps. In groups of 3, of which there are 6, plus the dash in the first step. That makes 19, a good even number, because when you break it down, 1 + 9 = 10 which is 1 + 0 = 1 and that is still odd. Then there are the periods in the steps, 4 sets of 3. Then the numbers themselves 1 - 12, is still again 4 sets of 3, plus the 3 ones in 10 - 12 is a 5th set of 3. That makes 15 which I cannot break down for obvious reasons.

That is just my stuff with the 12 steps. I won't take up more space with other oddities of my highly exciting existance.