Punk Rock Parents: Grocery Shopping with OCD

Friday, January 05, 2007

Grocery Shopping with OCD

PR Dad has OCD tendencies. Not full on OCD where he washes his hands 400 times a day or anything. But he is strange about certain things. The toilet paper has to be placed with the paper over. He has a certain way he has to fold his jeans. These little things don't bother me so much, but his OCD when it comes to grocery shopping is just too much! When I shop I throw everything in the cart. Of course eggs and bread are placed on top but everything else just gets piled in. Not Joey. He has to stop and organize everything in the cart. The cold stuff together the boxes together, the cans together. It makes shopping take about twice as long. Do you know how annoying it is to stop every aisle and rearrange everything in your cart. And then we we are finally walking to the checkout he is a freak about what goes on the counter together. Because god-forbid a can is bagged with a vegetable for the 5 minute drive back to the house. He is also like this when we pack up a car. He tends to see these type of chores as a challenge. Kind of like a puzzle to solve. Let me tell you how much fun moving was with a U-haul that he kept arranging. I mean yes, he can always fit more stuff than I could, but is the 2 hours it takes to rearrange and rearrange worth it? The sliver lining to all this. PR Dad can get anything back to into its original packaging. Even an air mattress.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Don't mean to encourage the OCD tendencies but if my Compa wants to borrow my label maker I'm happy to do so. :)

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  2. Anonymous6:27 PM

    hey, when are we going to costco, joey and i have some free loading to take advantage of there. ~woman

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