Rainy day. Great for wearing contaminated coats...Hey, maybe i should have just stood outside while it was pouring and gotten a free coat wash! ... Oh well, too late now.
I wish I could say that I just put on my coat without remembering it was contaminated, walked out the door and into the van without a second thought. But I can't. I silently noted that the door handle 'might' now be needing a wash as well as the mail I touched.
Somewhere between my house and home depot everything got magically uncontaminated though. I think I helped it along the way by deliberately sticking my finger in my mouth. I wouldn't do that if I REALLY believed there was something stuck to my coat. Then I actually LOOKED closely at my purple coat. Nope, nothing dirty on it and invisible contaminated dirt just doesn't count anymore. So that meant that when I got home I did not have to wash my hands (altho, I admit, I thought about it but knew that if I did that, I would be back where I started.) I just grabbed some nuts and had a snack.
And the mail is clean, the door handle is clean and so is the van. The coat ('can I wash it NOW?' wails ocd) is clean but there's a good chance that I will have a bit of a hesitation the next time I want to wear it.
And when I finally do get to wash it, ( winter time ) there will be a quiet sight of relief from ocd that I obeyed at last. And I will let it think so, even though I know that I always wash seasonal coats before they get put away.
Thanks, Sunny & Tina for giving me a little push in the right direction this week!