Have you ever been in a situation where you are in a bathroom, or any place for that matter where you think you are alone. All the sudden your OCD comes out into full effect and you have a compulsion, wether it be washing your hands or walking in and out-of-doors. You’re in the middle of it or even at the ends and you turn around and there’s someone behind you who just saw everything you just did?
Theres that awkward moment where your eyes are locked on one another and not a word is said. You try to play it off as a joke, but it went on for to long for it to be just a normal joke. What do you do, what is said?
2 days ago I was in bathroom at my work and was washing and re-washing my hands for about 2 minutes or so. I turned around and there was someone standing right behind me. My first reaction is embarrassment, then anger as to why are just watching, then realization that this person probably has no idea whats going on so why should I be angry at them. The first thing they do is laugh and say what are you doing as if I am a crazy person. I guess is someway for me to keep doing this I am or that’s how I feel. The only I say is the faucet was broken and I just basically run out of the bathroom. Now throughout the day I see this person and it awkward, but soon it is forgotten and we go about or normal day.
When this happens remember you are not crazy and that it will not haunt you for the remainder of your life, so you don’t have to quit work, or leave school or anything like that.