Today, I just want to take a minute to make a confession about a strange habit of mine.
I like to call myself the “candy organizer.” This habit is one of those strange little quirks that I absolutely can’t explain.
I don’t know why I’m compelled to do it, but if I am eating a candy that features multiple colors (Skittles, M&Ms, jellybeans, etc.) I absolutely HAVE to eat them in a certain order. It drives Justin insane; I slap his hand away from the candy bag if he tries to snatch one out before I make a tally of how many of each color there are. Luckily, I have a few pictures on file that illustrate my strange neurosis…
First, I line up each of the candies according to color. Usually, my favorite flavor is always at the back and least favorite in the front. Any “extras” are set to the side (or in the case of this picture, in the front). I HAVE to eat those first before moving on to the rest of the candy. Then, I work my way through the lines from right to left. With the jelly beans, I’d eat one yellow, then green, then red, then purple…and repeat. The pink would get incorporated as soon as I got to that point in the line, but not before!!! If Justin wants to eat some of the jelly beans, I HAVE to give him one of each color…I can’t compromise the integrity of my evenly organized candy lines!
See – I do it with my Tootsie Rolls too. It’s ridiculous, I tell you. And seriously: WHY can’t the people at the candy company just put an equal amount of each color in a bag? Why, I ask you!??!?!
So tell me: does anyone else out there have this same quirk? Please say I’m not alone!