?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Jan. 21st, 2011

So, I have a garage. It's good for parking in and storing the boxes of stuff that I don't want to look at right now. And the hot water heater. And possibly the sprinkler timer, somewhere on the wall behind the boxes. It's a good garage, as garages go, I suppose. The problem is the door.

Actually, the problem is that I keep forgetting to close the garage door. Not habitually or anything, perhaps four times, but now I have horrible moments of panic while I try to remember if I have, in fact, closed the door. The not remembering is as scary as the not closing. I've turned around at the bottom of the street and driven back by the house to check. The other night I woke up from a dead sleep absolutely convinced that I hadn't closed the door, and ended up trudging downstairs at some god-forsaken hour to check because it was that or lay in bed and quietly panic.

At a perfectly rational level I know that I've hit the button so many times that it's become a completely unremarkable task, kind of like brushing your teeth; simply routine. And since this is the first time in my life that I've had a garage to park in, I've never had to worry about it before.

But.

I worry, a little, that my behavior could be explained as compulsive.

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
bobgenghiskhan
Feb. 13th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Hi!
aniaj
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Hey stranger. What have you been up to lately?
bobgenghiskhan
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
live in Maryland now, I work in Baltimore and Molly works in Annapolis, and we have another child on the way. I was hooking up my old computer to use as a HTPC, and it still had all my passwords inside, so I popped in to see if anyone still uses LJ.

How are things going for you?
bobgenghiskhan
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
oh... and as a fix for you forgetting to close your garage door. when you do so, either in your house or in the car, when you click, say to yourself, "I closed the garage door." That should stick in your memory long enough for you to not panic.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

cello
aniaj
asereht

Latest Month

March 2013
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Witold Riedel