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Friday, April 08, 2005

Some Really Freaky Hang-Ups

People can have really weird and freaky hang-ups. What’s a hang-up? You know, you have to do a certain things a certain way for no specific reason. They just have to, don’t ask why. Or they CAN’T do a certain thing because of some personal 'pantang' (taboo). For example, some people I know sleep only on the left side of the bed – no reason whatsoever. If they’re forced to sleep on the right side, they probably toss and turn all night and wake up like a zombie.

Here are some more examples from people I know:

My friends’ sister won't enter a room if it has fluorescent light. She will only make an entrance if it’s a yellow light. Says it's bad for the skin. (She probably spends a lot of time standing outside in the dark...)

A primary school classmate of mine must sleep with his back against the wall. Because he's afraid of a toyol (kind of Malay ghost) will sleep behind him. (But what about the toyol sleeping in front of him?)

A lady friend of mine must eat papaya every day at lunch. Or else she won't be able to pass motion. (Try not to think of it when you’re eating your papaya...)

Speaking of passing motion, my ex-colleague's ex-housemate can only do his business if he's smoking. There was one time when they were staying together in UM, this guy had the urge to go. But he's run out of fags. So he had to get on his bike go like 10 miles out to the nearest shop to get his Dunhills, and ride back, then only on to the toilet... (thank goodness it wasn't a case of serious diarrhea.)

A former colleague always got us to buy back mixed rice (tar pau chap fan) for him for lunch. He sleeps during his lunch hour. But he must have steamed yellow eggs. Or else he won’t stop complaining for the rest of the day. ("I'll meet you outside at the carpark. Be discreet, don't let that guy see you going out for lunch!")

A contractor I know MUST eat everything with garlic. ("I don’t care if this is McDonald's, I want some garlic!!!")

My ex-colleague's wife can't sleep with the fan switched on at night. Even if its 40°C during the Annual Malaysian Heat Wave, and the husband is soaking in sweat in bed. My friend sometimes sneaks off to turn the fan on after his wife is asleep. (Why that cheating no good son-of-a...)

Another lady friend of mine religiously washes her hair twice a day. And doesn’t go ANYWHERE without her faithful hairdryer... (don’t tell her I mentioned this, okay, Pat?)


  • My uncle MUST wash his hair on every Wednesday and Sunday. Cannot wash on other days, cannot skip those days.

    By Blogger sexymama, at 4/08/2005 05:12:00 pm  

  • Current hang-up of mine is to read blogs of funny men. But not many of them on PPS. Nvm, this is one of them.

    By Blogger 5xmom, at 4/08/2005 06:10:00 pm  

  • Even when it's really, really cold, I can't sleep if my feet is covered with the blanket. It must be exposed!

    By Blogger NSDS3HvLDjJd, at 4/08/2005 07:51:00 pm  

  • You must realize that your physical experience and environment is the materialization of your beliefs.

    If you find great exuberance, health, effective work, abundance, smiles on the faces of those who you meet, then take it for granted that your beliefs are beneficial.

    If you see a world that is good, people like you, take it for granted again, that your beliefs are beneficial.

    But if you find poor health, a lack of meaningful work, a lack of abundance, a world of sorrow and evil, then assume your beliefs are faulty and begin examining them

    By Blogger mwt, at 4/08/2005 08:15:00 pm  

  • I must wash my feet before i sleep.. :P on 2nd thot, that's not a hangup rite.. it's being hygienic

    By Blogger MunKit, at 4/08/2005 10:10:00 pm  

  • sexymama - what happens if wednesday got no water? :o

    5xmom - funny men? but i'm a boy!

    nsds3 - i can't do that... my feet will freeze...

    mwt - very well said.

    munkit - yes, i must wash my feet too. And also evry time i enter the house...

    By Blogger Simon, at 4/09/2005 11:12:00 am  

  • ever heard, someone step over your body and u cant grow?

    By Blogger viLLager, at 4/09/2005 12:27:00 pm  

  • Errmm, I think she will kill you if she finds out!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/11/2005 08:32:00 am  

  • well, she doesn't know and let's keep it tat way!!! :)

    By Blogger Simon, at 4/11/2005 09:41:00 am  

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