Let me be clear - I do not have OCD. However, there are some things I do that may be construed as compulsive behaviours and I thought I would share a couple of them with you.
There is often a right way to do something; if you realise that, and are not particularly time-constrained, then why would you do it the wrong way?
For example, when making a sandwich the fillings should be spread evenly through the bread. Therefore, I cut the cheese, tomato, cucumber, ham, etc to fit the bread exactly - like a food jigsaw. Cucumber is a bitch. Not too long ago I ate at a sandwich bar and when my sandwich arrived I found that the PROFESSIONAL sandwich-maker had put the top slice on in the reverse orientation to the bottom slice - this should be a sacking offence in my opinion.
The picture above annoys me; it was obviously not done by anyone obsessive, or even vaguely observant. It is neither neatly done, nor consistent in use of lower case / capitals.
When I need to do a shit, I always check there is toilet paper there before I sit down. In public places, such as in work, the 2-ply toilet paper often has the top ply separated and wrapped around an extra time so that the perforations don't match up - how does this happen and why doesn't anyone else fix it!? And, of course, folding 2 sheets in half and half again doesn't yield the optimum width, so I either fold 2 sheets into 3, or 3 sheets into 4 (depending on quality).
As you may know, I can be a bit of a grammar nazi and TBH it often interrupts the flow of what I am reading. Any time I read a commonly wrong word, such as its/it's or your /you're, I do a double take to check it is right. Also, as I pointed out to Notme earlier today, it should be !?, not ?! because the question mark is curved like a bracket and therefore the exclamation mark should be contained within it.
As I said, I am not OCD (though maybe I have a dash of Aspie in my comorbid cocktail!), and if I cannot do things the way I would prefer to, for whatever reason, I do not get anxious - I just move on and forget about it. I think my little quirks are simply related to conscientiousness, an attention to detail, never assuming the traditional way of doing something is the best way, being generally more aware of things around me than most, and a frustration at how other people (imbeciles!) can get the simplest things wrong.
These are all the traits that make me good at my job - I see problems, potential problems, and how things should be done. Then I fix them.