Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Think May Have A Form of Tourette Syndrome. Who's Looking at Me?




I think I may have a form of Tourette Syndrome but instead of blurting out things, I sometimes can't stop sneaking a peak at someone.

It's usually in a public place. I love just watching people anyway so I'll take glances around. Sometimes though, if someone looks at me while I'm looking at them I'll have to look back in a bit to see if they're looking. And if they are, then I really can't stop because it then tortures me that they might be looking so I look again.

But it's not when you're looking at some chick at a bar and you're trying to pick her up. It's just this feeling that you have to look.

One time it happened in 10th grade and this Junior that was huge and was on the football team yelled across the cafe - "What the hell? You got a problem?"*

I just said, "No".

I think it just might be labeled as obsessive compulsive. Who knows?

Does anyone else do this? Am I crazy? If so, please tell me as delicately as you can so I don't get all emotional.

*Pretend that the cafeteria workers in the picture saw the incident and were just discussing it. "Did I see that dude yell at that other dude? Oh hell yeah, I saw the whole damn thing goin' down."

31 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

And come to think of it, the other person's crazy for looking at ME that many times.

Right?

Right?

westchesterdead said...

Oh yeah, I get caught up in that crap all the time. I even have fantasies about returning the fourth or fifth pointless glance with a prolonged goofy stare - like, I picture hiding my neck as much as possible, tilting my head back, raising my upper lip in a retarded sneer, and giving the dude the Steve Buscemi eyes, and just holding that position until he turns away....bacause it's always some dude in his fifties in a Cosi or Starbucks and NOT some hot woman.

Thank god I'm not alone. Hey - you're not that dude, are you?

Former Fat Chick said...

OMG! I do this ALL the time and when you have boobs it makes it A MILLIOB times worse, because then Men and some women, think you are interested and then they follow you around all night in the bar, and then your spouse isn't so happy.

Dr Zibbs said...

WestChesterDead - it's wasn't me.

Former Fat Chick - it was me.

Former Fat Chick said...

oh-oh, you know my hubs is likt a Latin Chuck Norris, right? haaa

Gwen said...

You're doing it right now, aren't you?

Dutch donut girl said...

Most people like to look at other people, no matter what they look like. I'm a sneak peaker too. But I usually don't get caught. Maybe you should wear sunglasses inside.

CrotchPains said...

No one does this but you...

Valerie said...

I think you're just neurotic.

I like to sit with my back to the corner of the room so I know if anyone is looking at me

diane said...

The answer to your question is yes, you are crazy. Feel better now?

SkylersDad said...

I do it all the time also! I love tinted windows so I can check out other people driving along also.

Dr Zibbs said...

Valerie, I always have to sit facing people so I can look at them.

Mr. Condescending said...

I like to stare then chuckle for a bit.

Prunella Jones said...

I like looking at people who are looking at me. If I notice them at it, that is. Usually I'm busy checking myself out in their sunglasses.

gorillabuns said...

i stare at people but usually in defense because they are all staring at me.

and talking about me behind my back.

miss. chief said...

all the time. seriously, especially on the bus. i'm a starer. and i know they know i'm staring so i look away but then before i know it, i'm staring again.

Girl Interrupted said...

*looks at you*

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Yeah, sometimes I do that too. It's weird because once you make eye contact with the person you can't stop yourself from looking again. And again.

Obsessive compulsive, ya think?

J.J. in L.A. said...

I do it when I feel someone staring at me. Freaks 'em out when I catch them at it. I may not be able to walk, but I'm not BLIND!

Son of a Thomas said...

I don't know. Everytime I look at someone they say "Here!! Just take the wallet, bjust take the wallet!!!! WTF

Dr Zibbs said...

Son of A - you're an a-hole.

Do you know why?

Because your comments are so good you should be posting more.

And when can I get my hot dog/cheessteak redemption?

Irenelikewhoa said...

I fucking love to people watch <3

mikeb302000 said...

I seem to do it to other people more than they do it to me. Sometimes that bothers me.

moooooog35 said...

Only in the men's room.

Wait.

What?

Fancy Schmancy said...

Stop staring at me

Dominica said...

Tourette comes in many forms and if you are crazy, well, so am I and all bloggers who read your post ...but then again...I'd rather be crazy than boring ...
..
for the record :
you are NOT boring !!

(and I like a bit of swearing too - fiercely !)

Scandalous Housewife said...

Invest in some badass, super dark shades, then nobody knows you're an O.C. gawker! Oh, and take photos from your phone, while pretending to be texting...

sybil law said...

I do that, too.
I think we're both nuts.
However, if it's some creepy guy, I give him a dirty look and then have to check back to make sure he understood the dirty look. If he's looking after that, I have to go, as in leave. Shit creeps me out.

Dr Zibbs said...

You give the creepy guys a dirty look? I'd like to see that look.

Dr Zibbs said...

...you know, being not creepy and all I would have no idea what that look is.

J. Hi said...

I do like to glance at people too but when they look at me I do the glazed look in my eyes like I was just staring into space thinking.