….Odd – I guess it refers to “out of the ordinary” – but I really dont know… Odd, right?

People with different kind of fear, anxiety and every day life damaging thougths are often being seen as – Odd- becuase they tend to do some elusive maneuver to reduce the impact of a sudden intrusive thought. But how do “they”/”we”/I experience this -out of the ordinary stuff – reaction? Ofcourse there is not a right answer to this, but… Maybe it will make sense to you when you are done reading this – but just maybe, there is a risk of you thinking that everything just got more -Odd- and for that I apologize – deeply!

So im standing in line, at the university cantine, waiting to get some dinner. They server codfish with mustard sauce – a must have, I know it is odd but you gotta eat fish twice a week, period!

You pay per 100 g you fill on to your plate – so now you know that the plate is stabled out in the open for every single one to grab one and fill them up with the quantity they think that they can consume. There are 4 stacks of plate and as the line progress forward I can see that people in front of me are grabbing plates from all 4 stacks – now the intrusive thoughts are starting to build out inside the head. People’s upperside of their hand are touching the plate beneath, and one start to wonder – where has those nails been doing for the past teen minutes – maybe been biting nails, deep inside and cleaning a ear or maybe some serious gold digging up the nose?

Did you loose your appetite? Understandable – but dont worry I can help – just grab a plate and put it onto another stack, grab another from the first stack where you picked the first plate from, and say out load: “this one is dirty”  and place it on the counter.  Now pick the third Plate and start getting your codfish – of course people have been using their fingers on the spatula and spoons…. damn!

The written example above is a version where the persone  are in somewhat control – or very hungry for codfish. For a person out of control, dinner from the cantine would not even be a option…

Some People with disorders are so much in control that is dosn’t affect them to do what is ordinary, but they still got the thoughts.

This is Odd Ordinary Things, what seems like ordinary thing to some, can be a mindstruggling task for others…

So people are not doing odd stuff to piss you off. They are having a Waterloo of thier own, against their brain, and it is not a easy win!

Next time we’ll have a look on the shopping basket and driving in public transportation… might be Odd! ? !

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