My eyes take in the decor of the room, as the lady of the house asks me to wait.
I notice something at the far end.
I avert my eyes.
It doesn’t matter.
Focus on the interview.
It does not matter at all.
deepbreathdeepbreathdeepbreath, I tell myself.
I twist my hands in my lap and glance away.
Do it, before she comes, a voice commands.
I restlessly look in that direction, once again.
I am torn between the two conflicting thoughts.
Aah! A satisfied sigh escapes me.
It does matter… The correct, perfect, alignment of things in a symmetrical pattern!
Linking this to Wordy Wednesday at Blog-A-Rhythm
May 27, 2015 4:18 pm|
Thats OCD at its best! Good one Shilpa!
May 27, 2015 6:16 pm|
It’s the experience that speaks! 😀 Thanks Lata 🙂
May 27, 2015 6:18 pm|
I can never relate to that. Too easygoing. 🙂
May 27, 2015 6:19 pm|
Lucky you 😀
May 27, 2015 6:37 pm|
Unlike Rachna, I could totally relate to it. At times I even arrange chillies according to their height and start using the shortest one first. Yeah, I’m kinda crazy when it comes to OCD! 😀
May 28, 2015 10:08 am|
Ah, well I hope the compulsion of looking at the perfectly aligned tomatoes puts her mind at ease and at focus! 🙂 Does the interviewer match her compulsivity? 😉 <3
May 28, 2015 4:58 pm|
I might have an OCD about making a mess, being anti symmetrical 😀 not about being symmetrical 😉
May 28, 2015 6:48 pm|
May 28, 2015 7:15 pm|
This is a unique take on prompt. Wonderful.
May 28, 2015 9:07 pm|
Yes I think many of us suffer from OCD at one point in our life. A perfect 100 words on this one… Loved it! 🙂
May 29, 2015 12:24 am|
Yes, This was my thought too! A compulsion to line them up but you have expressed it beautifully.
May 29, 2015 9:51 am|
LOL!!! U r a freak when it comes to cleanliness and keeping things systematic!!! I am totally opposite 😀
May 29, 2015 12:11 pm|
This was lovely! The OCD compulsions, indeed! 🙂
May 30, 2015 1:36 am|
ahahaha…that is soo you 🙂