Very few people know this about me, but it’s true. I can’t stand dots.
But not all dots. Some dots are okay. But I can’t tell you which ones. I just know when I look at them. It’s a feeling. Some dots I like. Some, I really, really don’t.
For instance, fabric patterns with very small polka dot patterns give me the heeby-jeebies. My daughter doesn’t own any clothes with this pattern. On the other hand, I have a great teapot that a friend gave me that has large pastel colored polka dots all over it. Love it.
But in the shower, when droplets of water begin collecting on the shower wall…creepy. I usually don’t look at them, but when I do, it takes great determination to not continually wipe the shower wall clean.
And then there’s the vertical row of florescent green lights on our computer modem…I can’t even describe how much I can’t stand those little green lights. I managed to sit at the computer with those modem lights for about two days before the modem had to move…to the very back corner of the desk where the computer monitor hides it while I’m sitting at the computer. And since the computer is in our bedroom, it’s very fortunate that I sleep on the side of the bed away from the computer. That way, my sweetie’s head blocks all view of the lights as well as the glow from the lights. And I can sleep. But if he is gone late in the evenings and I am trying to sleep, I have to roll over and face the other wall. I’ve tried just closing my eyes, but then I feel the glow from the lights and I just can’t handle it. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. Seriously.
I know. I’m strange. And this whole thing is irrational. But honestly, I don’t think about it very much. Which means I’m okay. As long as I don’t have to stare at any creepy dots. Right?