Somewhere along the way, I contracted a form of mental illness which fortunately is not called Preoccupied Constrained Malady (PCM)...Tormented Coerced Ailment (TCA)...Haunted Urgency Syndrome (HUS)...or even Beset by Impulse Disease (BID). In the realm of synonyms, I suppose any one of these could have been chosen, yet somehow, the all-knowing "they" chose the best-sounding, most appropriate name of all.
Obsessive - (adj) L. obsidere - ob = on + sedere = sit - haunted or troubled in mind to an abnormal degree
Compulsive - (adj) L. compellere - com = together + pello = to drive or force - controlled by a driving force; dominated by an irresistible impulse to perform some act
Disorder - (n) Fr. desordre - an upset of normal function; irregularity
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder = an irregularity of normal function in which a driving desire takes control of your mind and sits heavily on you until you act upon it, providing relief for the anxiety.
Yep. That's me alright: an abnormal driving desire that weighs me down until I DO something which relieves the anxiety of disarray.
I know what you're thinking. "I bet she's one of those who turns all the soda cans the same direction in the fridge." Well...yeah...but don't judge me too harshly. It's an illness, right, so you shouldn't JUDGE me, you should feel SORRY for me. Or the people who live with me...
Have a great day, all, and straighten something crooked today...see if it doesn't bring you just a tiny bit of delight!