Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Scary Doors

I have this weird door thing. I don't like to close them.

Well, I do CLOSE them, what's formally known as "brought to" or something like that. But I don't latch them. Which means when I want "privacy" in the bedroom or bathroom, the dog is constantly pushing her nose in and pissing me off. Which is really how I noticed I have this door thing.

Because I have a hard time shutting the main door tight when I leave the house for any reason. If it's five degrees outside and I'm letting the dog out, I'm leaving the door wide open behind me, or, if I think about it really hard, I'm leaving a two-inch gap.

I don't know if I'm afraid of locking myself out (which I've done) or locking myself in. The former is logical, but doesn't explain the inside door thing. I've never been locked in anywhere that I recall. No one shut me up in a dark closet when I was a kid or anything.

Maybe it's sound I have a problem with. Or laziness. Or a combination. Like, closing the door carefully takes too much effort, and if I swing it closed too hard it will slam and be loud and obnoxious, so I've developed a knack for pushing it just enough to be "closed" without being shut.

Any other theories?

4 comments:

Misty said...

Could it jsut be that you are strange?

Natalie Damschroder said...

Yup, could be! :)

Victoria said...

Yeah. I'm going to have to agree with the strange thing. :)

Natalie Damschroder said...

Geez, thanks a lot! LOL

No, you know what I think it is? I think it's a holdover from when my kids were smaller, and I didn't want to be cut off from them. I'm having a difficult time transitioning away from it.