DVR and OCD

I have this thing about details.  I notice some things that other people don’t see.  Oh, not everything, but there are some details that elude other people and they just scream “Hey, over here!” to me.  I’m thinking this is some type of weird OCD, but I’m not a psychiatrist, so I’ll stop trying to diagnose or excuse my weirdness.

So I’m thinking that the digital video recorder was invented just for the sole purpose of satisfying my need to verify what I see and hear, and to prove it to others.  Which makes me a real pain in the ass to watch TV with, unless you are used to this.  It’s bad enough that I pick apart TV shows, but I always feel inclined to share.  As if that reflects well on me.
The other night, we were watching a show where the two characters were lying in bed and one of them was reading a book.  Depending on which “take” they used for the final version, the woman was either 1/3 or 2/3 complete with the book in her hand.  And it went back and forth from shot to shot.  Drove me crazy.  After I got done watching the scene, and counting the number of changes in “reading progression”, I had to rewind the entire scene because I hadn’t heard a word the characters had said.
I see this all the time on TV.  If only I could rewind real life so I could verify details of what I see and hear.  But I find that people object to re-playing their lives just to accommodate my idiosyncrasies.
Don’t worry, I won’t stop taking my medication.

About Purrkitten

I have a wide range of interests, but not a great deal of depth in any of them. So here I share just a smattering of my random thoughts, mostly for my own amusement.
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