I’m really particular about…

1 February 2013

I have to give credit to this blog topic to Renee. I think it’s really interesting. Like others, I tend to think of myself as easy going, but I definitely have my particularities…

I’m really particular about where things are placed. It’s sort of a personal space/belongings issue, but I don’t really like when people come in and mess around with things. I actually have the spot for my computer at work marked off on my desk because the cleaning ladies would move it around so much. This also relates to intangible things—basically, don’t mess with the tabs on my browser.

I’m really particular about my inbox. I’m not an “inbox zero” person, but I do want everything to be on one page. So anything over 50 messages and I get twitchy. Ideally I like to keep it to 20 messages.

I’m really particular about my deodorant. I pretty much only use Dove’s sensitive skin. Anything else irritates me.

I’m really particular about shopping, or my likes. Once my mind is made up on a product or brand, it’s really hard to sway me otherwise. It makes me a terrible gift receiver because even though you may have gotten me the appliance/whatever I wanted, it wasn’t the exact brand that I researched and fell in love with. I’ll still appreciate it, it just takes me a moment to get over myself/my expectations.

I’m really particular about food. No necessarily about what to eat, but when I’ll eat what. I love parmesan-garlic lima beans, and there are some weeks when I could eat that every night for dinner. But if you put that in front of me tonight? I might wrinkle my nose at it. My mom especially was not fond of this particularity of mine. Luckily I’m out growing it.

I used to be really particular about my nail polish. I would only buy or use Essie. Now I’m sort of getting out of the polished nail phase, so I’m becoming indifferent as I just don’t paint my nails often.

I’ve had some of these things not go my way, and you know what, it’s not the end of the world. (Well, except the deodorant thing. I’d rather go without than something that’d bother me all day.)

What are you particular about?

  • Particular is the polite word people have used to describe me, haha. I’m having a hard time thinking of things right now, but I’m right there with you!

    The only thing that is coming to mind is that there is a particular spot next to the faucet where the sponge obviously belongs. People who just leave it hanging around on the counter, or dear god, in the sink, drive me up the wall! I can’t handle it.

    And I know what you mean about the gifts! I’m still grateful, but it takes me a minute to get over my expectations, which it seems like few people understand.

    • Erini

      Particular is definitely the polite word to call someone. 🙂
      I think the things outside people don’t seem to realize all the time is that we particular people know it’s not the end of the world.

  • I saw Renee’s version and wasn’t able to think of my particularities. Some of what you’ve brought up rings a little truer for me, such as WHEN I’ll eat things and my places for everything.

    I’m going to think about this more. Every one takes Renee’s idea! 🙂

    • Erini

      It’s a really great post topic!
      The WHEN I eat things has been a huge thing all my life. Mom would always get mad because I’d go to the kitchen and complain about how there’s “nothing to eat!!” … but there were tons of options. Granted, the first few years after my brother became diabetic, we catered our food buying to him…

  • Clarebear

    I’m very particular to. I somtimes think to much so.
    Hate people buying gifts with out me knowing what it is. Or iv not picked it. As I don’t want to give away my dismay, if I don’t like it.

    I’m even worse now I’m pregnent. I have two weeks left to go.
    Yesterday I went yo my partners parents house with my family for his 30th.
    I mentioned that the had new baby chairs and they were cool ” for the tea garden”
    That being the place there good for.
    His mum said have you got a hight chair yet, I replyed ” no not yet. I want to wait till his born and gets near the sitting up stage before I decide on a colour. As I’m in to lime green at the mo. Iv seen one I like tho.
    She said in her Scottish accent. It a bloody hight chair.
    I said, well you know I’m particular and plus lots of people go with what they like rather than dislike ” I tell no lies lol “.

    Think she got offended. But she has known me for 8 years and iv told her over and over, fussy.
    Then my partner dad says later that, have I seem the toys they have for me up stairs? I say no. EEEK
    He replays, we have this and that and a you that’s a bit like a small walker to go in the bath. I smile but inside I’m thinking nooooo.
    To clunky. Where am I gonna store it, hope I like it. So not up waist it or offend. As if I don’t like it I will not use it and will sell. I carnt have stuff around the house if I don’t intend to use it. If I sell it I always will get a gift that I can tolarate. I know that realy bad. But I carnt help it.
    I realy do apreciate what people buy, and the fact they made the effort and took the time out to get it. But if I don’t like I don’t like.
    Somtimes it just takes me a bit of time to get use to then ill use it or be happy, but nearly all the things my partners mum and dad have got, iv not liked so much that I have up take back to shop and replace it with what I like. They are getting on now in age. So to me there fashion sence and gift sence if to old for me.
    I sent my partner a txt this morning to let him know up tell his parents once again to to buy nothing for baby. I’d rather suggest whst I want and where to get it, or we go out together to pic stuff or mabe vouchers. As I don’t want to offend if its not to my taste.
    I hate confrontation so these things just play on my mind. We’re I’m pregnent as well, my hormones are bad. And it just makes me want to cry when I think of getting stuff I won’t like or to think ill have to waiste it or take it back to shop ect.
    I’m a nightmare.

    Hope you can understand were I’m coming from .
    Clare bear x x

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