Now I've added some new OCD's to my already respectable collection.
Since some of yours have rubbed off on me, let me add some more of mine to yours:
1. When I'm drinking a Coke, the tab needs to be lined up with the ridge on the top of the can.
2. When I get a fill-up at the gas station, I reset the trip odometer.
3. Shoelaces need to be as even as possible so that they are even once tied. Period.
4. If I fold a paper document, the crease cannot divide a line of printing.
5. Nothing should stick out of my wallet once it's folded and ready to go in my back pocket. And the more neatly everything's arranged, the happier I'll be.
6. I play "fate basketball"--if I'm, say, about to attend an important job interview, I'll crumple a piece of paper and say, "Okay, if I make this, I get the job." Then I shoot. If I miss, I'll crumple another piece of paper and say, "Okay, that was a practice shot. This is the real shot."
7. Before I go to bed, everything in the house needs to be OFF and all the doors need to be closed. The g/f insists that a TV in the room needs to be ON and the door to the bedroom OPEN. This drives me insane, of course, but we do it her way because, hey, we know who wears the pants in this family.
8. Like lobeck, I have a thing with numbers. Don't get me started about 14 or 28. Like John, I have a thing about accurate clocks.
9. When the laundry is ready, all the clothes have to be hung on hangers "facing the same way," with the top buttons buttoned up and everything even on its hanger. If folded, laundry needs to be evenly folded (squares need to be square, tri-folds need to be in even segments).
10. If I'm out with someone and suddenly can't remember where, say, my pocket knife or portable CD is in the house, I will actually drive back to the house and look until I find it. I am convinced, of course, that it was stolen if I can't recall where I left it.
Snowflakegirl, I would LOVE to hear about your mother's OCD's!