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Things you can't not do. Things you can't not do.

05-28-2010 , 09:40 PM
only one i can think of. if i'm aware of it, i cannot walk on a crack on a sidewalk. If I think I'm going to step on one, I readjust by taking a smaller step rather than a bigger one.
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05-28-2010 , 09:41 PM
I don't think I can take a crap without peeing.
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05-28-2010 , 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mused01
only one i can think of. if i'm aware of it, i cannot walk on a crack on a sidewalk. If I think I'm going to step on one, I readjust by taking a smaller step rather than a bigger one.
THIS X 1 000. It drives me nuts, and while I couldn't believe I was the only one, I'd never noticed anyone do the same.

Also, I "consider" which foot has "crossed" a crack the most, and try to balance it so that each foot crosses cracks at the same rate or otherwise I feel unbalanced.

So weird.
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05-28-2010 , 09:57 PM
My step-father-in-law can't drive down a road when he sees a black cat run across it. He's turned around and driven 20 miles out of his way to avoid said black cat path.

I've considered throwing a mirror down at his feet and breaking it, but I'm a little scared of what might happen.
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05-28-2010 , 10:05 PM
Whether I make a sandwich or my wife makes it for me, I can't not take a bite of it immediately after it's constructed. Then I'll walk it into the room I'm going to eat it in, or wait for the rest of the meal to get done being made, but I can't remember the last time I didn't take a tester bite right away.
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05-28-2010 , 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim14Qc
THIS X 1 000. It drives me nuts, and while I couldn't believe I was the only one, I'd never noticed anyone do the same.

Also, I "consider" which foot has "crossed" a crack the most, and try to balance it so that each foot crosses cracks at the same rate or otherwise I feel unbalanced.

So weird.
???

this is completely standard. That said, I'm sure everyone who plays this game has stepped on cracks - you just can't do it if you actively concentrating on walking.
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05-28-2010 , 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ATAT
Similar to this, I started mentally pronouncing words backwards that I read on signs, cars, etc., in elementary school and still do it. There are a few that are just reflexive--"Telorvehc" and "Deeps Timil" come to mind. It's irritating as **** but I can't not do it.
Yes Yes Yes. I've gotten disturbingly good at pronouncing words backwards on sight. I had this issue when I was a kid and it has re-manifested itself over the last couple of years. I almost always try adding words to turn them into palindromes. That is my real sickness......... A Toyota
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05-28-2010 , 10:24 PM
wouldn't speed limit actually be timil deeps not deeps timil
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05-29-2010 , 11:31 PM
I get really emotional (and often even start tearing up) in emotional sports moments. If a guy breaks a huge record, or the crowd goes wild after a huge three, or a losing player congratulates a winning player after a playoff series, etc.
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05-29-2010 , 11:32 PM
whenever i see bubblewrap, i cant not pop it
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05-29-2010 , 11:43 PM
If I drink a beer, and I have more beer, I can't not drink more beer until i pass out from it.

Holla?
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05-30-2010 , 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Duerig
I always spit before I pee when I'm using a urinal
Same!
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05-30-2010 , 08:54 AM
If im reading an intresting thread in 2+2 and i have to go for a piss i wont.Because i read the entire thread and then take a piss.
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05-30-2010 , 06:14 PM
OCD ITT
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05-30-2010 , 06:24 PM
I've gotten better, but I still have the strong urge to change the channel if the situation on tv becomes too uncomfortable. Think The Office and Michael uncomfortable. I used to always instinctuallly change the channel just to end the uncomfortableness.

I'm better now, where I won't change, but I do catch myself with the remote in my hand ready to press channel up.
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05-30-2010 , 08:04 PM
Whenever I drink a can of red bull / coke / beer, I can't not crush the can with my right hand until it meets at the middle before throwing it away.
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05-31-2010 , 12:33 AM
Whenever someone is telling a story and after a bit includes the blurb "to make a long story short...", I have to interject "Too late".
I've been doing this now for close to 20 years and unfortunately it has only ever ended one story abruptly.
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05-31-2010 , 01:42 AM
whenever someone says 'it's complicated' I can't not respond 'why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?' I gos?
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06-01-2010 , 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Plastiman
Whenever someone is telling a story and after a bit includes the blurb "to make a long story short...", I have to interject "Too late".
I've been doing this now for close to 20 years and unfortunately it has only ever ended one story abruptly.
Communism was just a red herring...
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06-01-2010 , 11:44 AM
While a passenger in a car I like line my legs up a little to the side and point (with my knees) at "gaps" between things like buildings, telephone poles, etc. When there's a gap I flex the proper hamstring to kinda "shoot" at the gap.

I started this when I was about 3 years old have have done it many thousands (if not millions) of times.
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06-01-2010 , 01:35 PM
license plates. i memorize all of my friends, come up with different combos of letters to mean different things, and do all kinds of ridiculous **** with the numbers - adding them up/multiplying/dividing/etc
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06-01-2010 , 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke
While a passenger in a car I like line my legs up a little to the side and point (with my knees) at "gaps" between things like buildings, telephone poles, etc. When there's a gap I flex the proper hamstring to kinda "shoot" at the gap.

I started this when I was about 3 years old have have done it many thousands (if not millions) of times.
I was just. about. to. post. this. Sometimes I'll use a spot on the windshield, or the side mirror, but the effect is the same. Except instead of of shooting things, mines a continuous laser stream that demolishes all in its path.

And I CAN'T STOP DOING IT.
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06-01-2010 , 03:09 PM
i can't not have a delicious pizza occasionally....
i can't not scream in agony and turn the channel whenever:

idiot metal music is playing underneat the sports highlights.
they have another idiot MONTAGE.
when the sports-announcer starts spewing some idiotic ( think Stuart Scott ) stat like: "Boob Gooberson has the best slugging percentage with 2 strikes against left-handers since Goob Booberson in 1889. In fact, it's the 32nd all time for right-handers with more than 300 plate appearances in the modern era!!!"
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06-01-2010 , 03:35 PM
I can't have a meal at home without reading something at the same time. It drives me crazy when I can't find the newspaper or some (interesting) magazine.
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04-24-2011 , 12:14 PM
when i am done with one sauce for pasta and open a second one to make the meal, i have to sing:

"meet the new sauce... same as the old sauce!"
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