An OCD moment

After meeting a friend for lunch I returned to my car to find the meter still had 12 minutes remaining. It occurred to me how absurd it would be to stick around for that time to “get the most for my money,” but still, I had the thought, which is both amusing and disturbing. Later in the day I watched an episode of Monk, where Monk (the “Obsessive Compulsive Detective”) solved the case during a therapy session and told the therapist he had to go, and would add on the 20 minutes the next week. The therapist said he couldn’t do that and alas, Inspector Monk was stuck for a few comic moments. Wow. As Homer Simpson said, “It’s funny because it’s true.”

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2 responses to “An OCD moment

  1. The joys of what the economists call “sunk costs”–like staying in a movie you hate because, well, you paid for it!

  2. The joys of what the economists call “sunk costs”–like staying in a movie you hate because, well, you paid for it!

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