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Christine says: Yes! I tell people I'm a compulsive proofreader.
If I read something, typos jump off the page. And I tend to read
everything that crosses my field of vision, whether I'm conscious of
it or not. The time I went for an eye exam and they put those drops
in, I was startled to catch myself trying (unsuccessfully) to read
everything in sight--posters, labels, name tags, magazine covers,
instructions, food packaging... Until that moment I didn't realize
just how automatic--and constant--reading had become for me.
That's funny that you mention being a compulsive reader. I can actually
remember being in the car with my dad, asking him what billboards said. He
told me that pretty soon I would be able to read them and I would never be
able to stop. In no time, that statement was true and I can remember getting
headaches and feeling like words were forcing me to read them. I wanted to
go back to the time that I could just "look" at something. Part of the
problem was that I am slightly nearsighted, so all of those far away things
were probably causing eye strain. But I remember having that feeling that
you get when someone mentions breathing, and then you can't go back to
breathing subconsciously because you are thinking too hard about it!
OK, so I went way OT even for this thread. This week has been way too long
but now it's FRIDAY!!!
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