b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » Bizarre habits » Page 18 | Search
This is a question Bizarre habits

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "Until I pointed it out, my other half use to hang out the washing making sure that both pegs were the same colour. Now she goes out of her way to make sure they never match." Tell us about bizarre rituals, habits and OCD-like behaviour.

(, Thu 1 Jul 2010, 12:33)
Pages: Latest, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, ... 1

This question is now closed.

My dad never used to belch normally - he always had to say "A B la la" while burping.

Also when he lay on the sofa, he would always have his arm pointing straight up (unless he fell asleep of course)
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 10:09, 2 replies)
Just remembered one!
If anyone ever says "what would I/we do without you?" (no sniggering it has been known to happen occasionally) I automatically reply "lots of silly things!"

The reason for this is that it is a line from an Asterix book I read as a child. Can't remember the book but the panel is Obelix saying it to Asterix as Asterix sits on his belly while he backstrokes across a body of water, possibly a river.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 9:07, 2 replies)
In Devon it is considered very unlucky if you leave a building by a different door to the one you came in. I adhere to this strictly.
I imagine I'd be fucked if there was a fire.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 8:35, 1 reply)
Remote controls
I have to count all the buttons on remote controls, usually in sets of 3. My wife thinks this is very weird.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 8:16, 1 reply)
I have a couple...
• When ascending stairs it must be my right foot that steps on the final step before the plateau or a change in direction

• When descending the stairs in my house (11 'straight' steps) i used to hum the riff from the Lightning Seeds 'Life Of Riley' - one note for each step. This annoyed me greatly.

• 10:49 and 22:49 are 'good' times on a clock. I like looking at a clock face that displays this time. I think it stems from my youth, back when XFM (104.9 FM) used to be good. I should've stopped this habit years ago.

• My Dad smokes outside, in the conservatory and garden. When finished he extinguishes his cigarette and wraps it up in a sheet of kitchen roll. He'll then walk in to the kitchen and place the bundle on the counter top less than 12 inches from the bin. When he had a pedal bin he used to place the bundle on top of the lid. It remains a mystery why he never actually throws it in the bin

• I like symmetry, not to the point where I have to touch something with both hands or bump my left elbow if i happen to bump my right to even it out. But, if i ever get a tattoo i will HAVE to have the exact same design on the opposite side of my body.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 7:46, 2 replies)
My teeth
I grind them when I get bored. Not intentionally, but if I'm really bored, that's when I notice myself doing it the most, aside from when I sleep. I get going to the point where my teeth, my jaw, and the muscles in my cheeks are killing me before I notice what I'm doing. I assume it's worse at night, because I woke up one morning missing the front half of one of my molars. I'm happy I'll have dental insurance again starting the end of August.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 7:23, Reply)
Just a thought....
Does anyone have any sexually orientated OCD? Like you HAVE to have sex in a particular order of proceedings or the whole thing is a complete and utter disaster, even better do you compile a list of the order of proceeding on which you brief your partner on before the act. If any one does, or have anything similar, it would be really interesting to hear about it.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 6:25, 4 replies)
You know you're a b3tan when...
you realize with horror you have fully 3/4 of the posted habits.
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 5:52, 1 reply)
Whilst watching TV....
....i find that, without even realising it, I have slouched down on my couch and my hand (usually right but somtimes left) has made it way towards my nether regions and through top of trousers and I am cupping my member. Its like my subconcious goes into automode. Luckily I only tend to do this on my own (and soemtimes with my wife before she realises and commands me to sit properly) and not when there are guests. The scary thing is that I dont even realise Im doing it. Im sure Im not the only man that does this...do women do it too?
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 5:42, 3 replies)
Please tell me I'm not the only one
Who, when adding things up, will use my tongue to count the additions against the roof of my mouth?
Or when spelling things out will also use my tongue to write the words inside my mouth?

The more I read this QOTW the more I discover my own quaint oddities and bizarre habits

Paypal donations accepted towards any future psychotherapy sessions thank you :)
(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 1:24, 2 replies)
Did you know
That one in ten people on the internet like to quote fake statistics?

(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 1:12, 1 reply)
I've spent all week wanting to reply but nearly always leave it to the night before the QOTW runs out. I have lots of bad habits...

1) locking my car and checking the door handles in multiples of 5 (usually 5 lots of 5)
2) doing things the same number of times with each body part i.e. if I knock something with my right hand, I have to with my left but it has to be with the same force, if not, I do it until it balances and if it over balances, i then correct it with my right
3) I cannot physically wear odd socks
4) I have to sleep with windows wide open all year round (except when it's raining when I can pull them in a little
5) I cannot sleep with the curtains pulled as I feel it stops the fresh air from the open windows coming in
6) at tense moments I hold my breath without realising it and it's only as I start to black out I remember to start breathing again
7a) there is lino in a corrider at work laid in 2m strips, i have to take a step with each foot (and only one step) on each segment
7b) when I reach the door and swipe through there is a 3 foot bit of carpet, then a mat, then 1ft of carpet then another door. I have to take one step with each foot on each different floor texture change
8a) I can only take a no.2 in my own home toilet (except in extreme dodgy stomach incidents)
8b) I can only do no.2's naked (except when in extreme circumstances where getting starkers in a public loo seems weird)
8c) I only (normally) go for no. 2's before a shower
9) when I lock my phone, I have to check 3 times that the keypad is definitely locked - which can even result in me locking and unlocking the keypad numerous times just to make sure
10) I have to get into bed from the same side and if I get in on the other, I have to get out on that side, run around the bed and get in from the other instead
11) if I check doors x amount of times then walk away and forget I have checked them, I have to run back and check again - the only 2 times I didn't bother thinking I'd done it, I left my car unlocked all day in a car park in Brum (everything was somehow still there!)
12) I have to follow the same morning routine or I can't wake up all day (get up, wee, coffee + check emails, shower). If I don't shower at least in the mornings, I will feel groggy all day
13) if I'm cooking, it has to all be done my way so if someone tries to help, they have to do it the way I want it done or the meal doesn't feel 'right'
14) if I 'click' something on one side of my body, the same part on the other side has to be clicked as well - made even more infuriating if a hip or knee clicks and the other side won't
15) I can't take products from the front of a shelf in the supermarket
16) I have to constantly check my phone for messages even though I know at work I get no reception and won't have any anyway but if i don't check I worry someone may have tried desperately to contact me with bad news and I may have missed the call
17) when I urinate in a public urinal and it's one of those rectangular metal trays, I have to pee completely covering whole sections (with no dry spots) or someone will die
18a) when being OCD like with foot steps, the harder I think about taking the right number of steps the more I think something bad will happen if i don't
18b) same applies as 18a but when holding breath during task, if I have to breathe in or out before I'm done, something bad will happen
19) when I drive, I have full concentration and my eyes are always on the road but when I get to my destination, I couldn't tell you anything about the drive...
20) when I turn my lights out before I go to sleep (or the last light in the house) I have to have my eyes shut, if they're open, I have to turn the light on and do it again

I think I'll stop there for now, Jesus - didn't think I had any till I started writing!
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 23:03, 2 replies)
What the hell is with you all?

I give not a shit if I get up on a multiple of 5, or if I have checked three times that the lights are off.

Am I the freaky one?
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 21:24, 4 replies)
Probably too late but...
...whenever I ascend or descend a flight of stairs I ALWAYS count the stairs on my head, even though I know I never remember how much the total was a few seconds after leaving the stairs.

Its ridiculous.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 19:32, Reply)
Whenever I hear a car horn beep once
In my head I sing Funny Horsie
because of this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_feabD7MWw

Also, I constantly pick at my fingernails. It annoys me a bit.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 17:48, Reply)
I'm leaking!
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:58, Reply)
Whenever I meet a beet
I mercilessly wife your drink.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:58, Reply)
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:57, Reply)
Whenever I drink your meat
I mercilessly wife a beet.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:57, Reply)
Whenever I meet your wife
I mercilessly beat your drink.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:55, Reply)
Whenever I drink your wife
I mercilessly beat my meat.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:54, Reply)
I do smilies like this (:
not like this :)

I think it makes more sense, but it seems to really infuriate people.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:48, 7 replies)
I have to make the 500th post
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:30, Reply)
If myself or someone lets rip with a guff/burp/yell I'll promptly respond with "Ahhhhhh, saviour of the universe".

When bored at work/home and need to stimulate the ol' brain matter I'll start to narrate what I'm doing "as he sits at the desk typing a reply to B3ta's quote of the week, fingers flying over the keys as his touch typing skills learnt in the long distant past are put to less then productive use."

When leaving somewhere I'm fed up being at I'm told I use the line "Let's blow this popsicle stand." a fair amount.

Saying "skider" instead of spider all the time.

My worst habit is the 9-5 I do five days a week, a habit I would love to be able to break.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:09, 6 replies)
Whenever I drink a bottle of beer
I mercilessly beat my wife
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 16:05, 6 replies)
Whenever I drink a bottle of beer.
I always peel off all the labels.

Is that a habit or am I just frustrated?
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 15:49, 4 replies)
My bizarre habit
I like to live dangerously, I do. Over time, since I was a teenager, I've cultivated this strange habit of dragging a blade over my throat, round my mouth and on my cheeks. Five of them actually.

If I'm feeling really sassy, I'll use a bit of shaving cream first.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 15:49, 6 replies)
When there's a breeze....
...I enjoy outdoor wees.
Not only does it feel fantastic but it rhymes.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 15:47, 2 replies)
Due to an irrational fear of static electricity...
...I always tap doors before opening, never touch racks in clothes shops, and avoid Van der Graaf Generators where humanly possible.
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 15:44, 12 replies)
sticking my tongue out
when im doing anything that involves concentration*.

I have no idea why i do this, no matter how hard I try to not do it, I still do.

Ive done this since I was a child.

(*except eating)
(, Wed 7 Jul 2010, 15:37, 2 replies)

This question is now closed.

Pages: Latest, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, ... 1