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World of the OCD

People enjoyed laughing at Adrian Monk
  And his obsessive/compulsive disorder
Now I'll open the lid, come out of the trunk
  I'll be a neat freak for my life's remainder

Like Mr. Monk, I can't tolerate a mess
  Just one speck of dust and I must act quickly
With perpetual cleaning I am obsessed
  I've a terrible fear of growing sickly

Neighbors call me the original "white glove"
  But behind my back, I think they're mocking me
I'm paranoid too, not a trait I'm proud of
  So welcome to my world of the OCD



Entry for Francine Robert's Tell Us Something We Didn't Know contest

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  1. Date: 4/29/2011 3:36:00 PM
    oh, Diane, we could move into together and be FElix and that other guy, the Odd Couple.hahaha. I am the messy girl who couldn't care less about a little dirt; however,I am a bit OCD when it comes to my obsession here at Soup!! (and everything else I love doing, I can't make myself stop!!!) My son is the same way. He has to count to 100 sometimes before he does certain things!!

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 4:47:00 PM
    I think I'm getting MORE like this! One thing I can't stand is things which aren't straight! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/11/2011 1:20:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your contest wins - I've just noticed more results : ) Jack. I'm obsessive about checking hotel beds for bedbugs after a nasty experience in a hotel once.

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 6:38:00 PM
    I don't in any way fit this white glove syndrome Diane. I'm a bit untidy. Smile. Good luck in the contest. Thanks for your comments. Yes there are things in life a lot more important than worrying about money. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 2:29:00 PM
    Always got a kick out of Detective Monk, Diane. He could have been a member of my family. LOL White glove syndrome is a genetic trait, as you well know. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 8:39:00 PM
    thinking we all have some OCD to a point! best of luck in the contest! love,Deb