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The Cutlery Has To Be Straight, Completely Straight

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

ID 10066225 The Cutlery Has To Be Straight, Completely Straight

Well what can I say except that it sucks. It’s not got to the point where I’d class it as ruining my life but I do get annoyed and stressed with it.

For example if I’m sat at a table eating, the cutlery has to be straight, completely straight. If I’m at a table doing writing my pens,pencils, ruler etc have to be straight and in line and I’ll use my ruler to do it then put the ruler down.

If I wash up I’ve got to wash everything up 2 times but I’ve got to wash it up, dry it and start again and I can’t do a full bowl at a time I do an item at a time. If I shut my curtains on a night they have to be straight, no gaps no nothing. When I’m washing my hands I’ve got to wash them twice and both times have to be for a minute long. It is tiring and sometimes really emotional.

I’m not so bad with my daughter but I have to wipe her hands twice, her top can never be visible if she’s wearing a jacket or a hoodie. Everything on her plate has got to have it’s own place.

It’s really stupid things like that, that people don’t understand, like at college, people don’t get why I wash my hands 2 times and why I time it. Doesn’t help I do hairdressing as my hands are in water enough as it is.

Another one, nail varnish, it’s on for a day then I *have* to pick it off, I have no idea why. I count my steps and I can’t stop on an odd number, it’s got to be an even one, even if I’ve got to do a step so it is.

They are just a few things but if I carry on it’ll be god knows how long. Like I said though, it sucks but it’s not got to the point where it rules my life completely.


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