Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Color me Crazy...


Good evening, my lovely peoples! I've got a silly story for you tonight.  Now, I made a promise to myself that I would never talk about work on the blog, but I'm going to make an exception tonight. All names have been changed to protect the weirdos innocent.

So, Halloween is coming up, and with that comes a plethora of candy.  What kind of candy, you ask? DOTS.


Mmm, sugary, colorful, stick-to-your-teeth goodness. Looks good, right? I thought so, too and tore into a box this afternoon.

I give you exhibit A:

Exhibit A. Photo credit: "Mo Jay" ;) 

Now, as I'm putting this yummy goodness into my belly, my boss (let's call her "Christy", shall we?) walks by my desk and gives me this look that says:


And Christy asks me, "What are you doing?!" And I said, "Nothing!!!" But she's still standing there, waiting for an explanation... and I'm giggling uncontrollably, because that's what I do. And I said, "What? I have to group them by colors before I can eat them. And then if there are not an equal number of dots, I have to eat some of them to even it out." For example, let's re-examine Exhibit A:

Exhibit A, again

See how there's 3 reds, 2 pinks, 1 yellow, 1 orange, and 1 green? Well, the singles are just not allowed, so I have to eat them first because they're ruining the feng shui of the group.  Green is the yuckiest, so I have to eat it first and get rid of it.  Next comes orange, then yellow.  Now, I still have 2 pinks and 3 reds left. So naturally, I have to eat 1 red to even it out. You still following me?

As I'm explaining all this, Christy's face now look likes this:

Minus the B word, Christy wouldn't say that to me, she's too nice. ;) 

And then, because I'm so flustered that my secret has been discovered, I blurt out: "I do the same thing with M&Ms." Now this is me:


And this is Christy:

And then Christy calls over our cube neighbor, "Mo Jay", to come document my craziness and take a picture!

Sigh. I guess it was too much to hope that my secret would stay hidden. When you spend 8 hours a day at work, your crazy is bound to come out eventually. I promise we actually do work when we're not creating a photo documentary of my OCD.

But you guys, tell me I'm not the only person who does this? There's gotta be fellow weirdos color-aware people in this world! Anyway, there you have it, your one and only foray into my world at work.  I hope you enjoyed it. ;)

What weird food habits do you have? 


21 comments:

  1. OMG, I was just eating those mini chewy sweet-tarts and I have to eat them until they all are the same amount. So, I ate down the purple and yellow until they matched the number of the other three colors. Then I eat one of each color in "yucky to good" order until they're all gone. Yay for being crazy!

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  2. Oh lord I am do the same thing! I was laughing so hard reading this because I can relate! haha It is the ONLY way to eat them! ;)

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  3. Lol! I refuse to eat any yellow or green Sour Patch Kids. I eat all the orange and red ones & give the yellow and green ones to my son. ;)
    I do the same when he shares his Skittles with me. He pours me out a handful and I give him back all the green ones and yellow ones in the bunch, lol!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I do that too! With M & M's and Skittles...and other colored stuff! I am with you friend! Your fellow weirdo/color-aware/penpal friend! Ha ha! :)

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  5. I have to do that with skittles. There shall be no mixing of skittles colors in my world. Also, the green ones must go away first. Lime candy is yucky.

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  6. I definitely do that with Starburst, M&Ms, smarties, skittles...ok, basically any candy that comes in various colors! Glad to know I am not the only one :)

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  7. I do the exact.same.thing with M&Ms. Yep.

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  8. I do the same thing! I was "caught" at work and they think I am nuts as well. Although, they may have also seen me eating the crust of my sandwich before eating the nummy middle. What??! You are supposed to save the best for last!

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  9. haha i so do this with M&M's...and sometimes I am really weird and I just can't eat certain colors...depends on my mood :)

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  10. If something can be stirred (like Chinese food, or chili) I will stir it before every single bite. Something about it makes me feel like I am distributing the heat equally before every bite. Or I'm just a freak. Either way.

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  11. I always group skittles into colors and eat my least fave first (purple) and end with my fave (red). Thankfully I'm not OCD enough to worry about numbers ;)

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  12. I do this too! I can only eat one color at a time too

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  13. Haha bitch you crazy! I will eat a Reese's peanut butter cup in a circle - does that make sense? I save the middle for last. And when I was younger I would eat chocolate chip cookie dough and spit the cookie dough out and then eat all the cookie dough together at the end.

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  14. You aren't crazy, I do weird things with all of my candy! I do the same thing with candy that comes in different colors, I have no idea why!

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  15. I do the exact same thing with my colored candy.

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  16. I do that exact same thing!! They have to be in groups by colors, yucky flavor first and then even them all out. although after they are even I then eat them by color!

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  17. Hahaha you are so funny!!! No. I don't do things like that. Lol. Xo

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  18. You are not the only person who does this. I do the same thing! I eat the icky colours first too.

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  19. Wait, this isn't normal?! I definitely do this, too. With ANY colored candy.

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