You would have to be in solitary confinement to have not seen that TV commercial for the iPhone that tells you that "if you don't have an iPhone" you can't download music, you can't pay for your coffee, can't easily purchase an airline ticket....
Or, as my daughter Kate called to tell me, you can't overcome OCD.
Kate was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder some years ago. Medication tempers the symptoms but does not entirely remove the underlying anxiety.
Even under the cloud of Zoloft, her brain still spins — especially, for her, when it comes to making sure the door is in fact locked and the coffee maker actually turned off.
She cannot sleep at night without checking doors and windows a dozen times. She finds it hard to leave the house for fear the toaster isn't unplugged. When she uses the remote to set her car alarm, it sounds like the Roadrunner taunting Wile E. Coyote: Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep!
Recently, she heard about a friend whose wife suffers from the same never-ending nightmare and whose smart solution is to toss the hair dryer and the iron into the back seat of her car so that through the day she can look at them and see that all is well. Kate thought this strategy rather brilliant, but she would need to carry around not only her toaster and iron but also her sizable espresso machine, built-in oven, four-slice toaster and the front door.
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