View Full Version : Tying Shoes

January 8th, 2014, 04:27 PM
I'm pretty sure I have OCD, but I think it's more of a symmetric kind of thing. I don't like it when things are'n't symmetric. Luckily, i'm not one to kill a person in order to fix it, it just bothers me. For example, tying my shoes. My shoes have laces that are way too long for them, and so they get untied often. But whenever I tie one, whether the other is tied or not, I usually have to untie and retie the other one. I just hate the feeling when walking that one of my shoes feels tighter than the other. I was just curious if anyone else is like this?

January 8th, 2014, 04:29 PM
I do my laces loose so i can slip them on and off :L i guess im just lazy....

January 20th, 2014, 09:32 PM
I'm the same way. Maybe your feet are slightly different sizes?

February 21st, 2014, 09:21 PM
yeah do my laces loose to slip on and off.
But when one becomes untied, both have to be retied.
One shoe being tighter then the other, even when they are loose drives me nuts.

February 21st, 2014, 09:35 PM
I always have to tie it a certain way so that there's a loop and a strand always on both sides of the shoe I can't stand for it to be off-balance.

Gamma Male
February 21st, 2014, 09:44 PM
I'm the same way. And when I see someone with one sleeve rolled up higher than the other, I just want to just to slap them. -_- I also have this thing where I rotate the ring I wear on my finger and and press my knuckle lightly against each of the four sides(it's round, but I imagine there being 4 sides.) an equal number of times on each side. But if I forget whether or not I've already done a side I get annoyed. Someone noticed me doing it once and asked me what I was doing so I explained it to them but they didn't seem to understand. They assumed it was just a nervous tick but that isn't what it is. I do it all the time, not just when I'm nervous.

April 20th, 2014, 10:43 AM
It is also very annoying for me. Most of the time I just wear flip flops though! :)

April 20th, 2014, 10:58 AM
No need to untie the other one for me but I'll certainly prefer when both apply the same stress onto my feet...;)

April 20th, 2014, 10:37 PM
Well... I still can't tie my laces as I know how much I would struggle so I only ever wear shoes with Velcro, but I do experience this too. I normally make them both the tightest they can be, I don't know; I just feel better that way.

April 20th, 2014, 10:38 PM
me for sure

May 8th, 2014, 09:42 PM
Yes! This happens to me all the time! If I tie one shoe, I must tie the other one