Monday, March 22, 2010

"Is It Hot In Here Or Am I Crazy ?"

The title of this post is a line from one of my favorite Gilbert Gottfried jokes, I cannot truly do it justice, as Gilbert speaks as only Gilbert can, but here it goes:
  "Last night I was having dinner with Charles Manson, and he turned to me and he said,"Is it hot in here, or am I crazy?"
  And that has nothing to do with this post, really, except that I thought it was funny, and a somewhat appropriate title for today's post.

  I was laying(lying ? I never know) in bed last night, just about ready to drop off to sleep, and this thought occurred to me" Did I lock the front door?". I was able to retrace my steps,and I was fairly confident that I had, in fact, locked the door. And this morning when I entered the living room, I saw that I had remembered correctly, and the door was locked.

  There have been other nights when I was not sure that I had locked the door, and I have gotten out of bed to go and check. I cannot remember a time that I have forgotten to lock the door overnight(I cannot swear that I have never forgotten, but I think it would stick in my head if I ever had), but that does not stop me from thinking that I have forgotten.I did recently forget to lock the door when we went to the park, but that's not quite the same thing.

   I do sort of have a point here...Is it kind of crazy that this happens to me so often? And by often, i mean maybe a couple of times a month.Does anyone else's brain work this way? And it's not just leaving the door unlocked, I occasionally have thoughts that I left the stove on, or maybe the water running.They are not all consuming, but they do flash through my brain, and sometimes linger there a few seconds.

 I do remember one time when I did leave the water running in the kitchen sink in my parents house, and I left the house. Luckily, my parents returned to the house shortly after I left, so there was no flooding or anything. So, I don't know that it means anything at all.

  So, does anyone else ever have these thoughts, or is this a sign that there's something wrong with me...Something very,very wrong with me?


*jaime said...

I have to check the doors several times a day/night, too. Oh and here's the rule with lying/laying:
lie as in recline (I lie on the bed); lay as in place (I lay my sweater down). I just finally memorized that this past year and I'm proud.

Verdant Earl said...

A couple of times a month probably doesn't mean OCD. Every night? Then it would be a problem.

Per the title joke, I remember an old Johnny Carson bit where he came out dressed like the Sun. Big yellow ball, orange flame spikes. First thing he says "Is it hot in here, or is it just me?"

Cracked me up. Still does, thinking about it.

Paticus said...

Thanks guys, that makes me feel a bit better.