My mom attempted to teach me to be efficient in all that I do, and I have tried my best to show that I learned well. I am efficient - until someone else thwarts my efforts.
There are things that I do that some call obsessive-compulsive, and still others might call them sheer idiocy. For example:
I buy decaf coffee in large 2 or 3 pound containers with handles on the sides. I keep a hazelnut-flavored coffee in a similar container, with "hand-holds" so you can pick it up easily. Nearly every morning, the man I live with makes the coffee, and places the containers back into the fridge.
Come dinner time, I make coffee. When I retrieve the containers from the fridge, they are always turned so that the handles are about as far from the front as it is possible to be. WHY??? I always ask myself. It is so much easier if you pick up the containers by their handles and leave them in that same direction when you place them into the fridge. Otherwise, one must turn them around to find the handles - or use two hands to pick them up. Since I often have something else in my other hand at the time, it is a pain to have to put it down and use both hands to get the coffee.
My question: why can't the person who puts the coffee away make sure that the handles are in the correct position for the next person. Is that so odd? Do you call that obsessive-compulsive or just plain crazy?