I don’t know how it happened, but it did, this Neurotic Man was interviewed! At least I think so, but who knows, I am already questioning what happened. Let’s cut to the chase, it’s just another thing to worry about. Anyway, I was interviewed by a real life reporter! With real questions!
I still don’t know for sure how she found the NM, probably a stroke of good luck on her part. I was quick-witted, urbane, smiled on occasion and hardly sulked through the process. I am not sure if she got the essence of the NM. I kept on getting the impression that she thought I was a complete nutter instead of the very cautious individual that I believe I am. We first met in a very open setting as I believe it made her comfortable that a quick getaway was possible. Likewise, for me. You never know, what if she wasn’t a reporter? Or the first serial reporter?
Anyway, she was very nice, and much shorter than me, so my anxiety disorder dissipated quickly. I told her about NM and we had a pleasant discussion. I couldn’t tell if she understood that underneath all the phobia there was something that made sense, in some ways a whole lot of sense. Such as wiping the door handle of a public bathroom both on the way in and the way out with a paper towel. You never know what pesky germs will be lurking there. Besides, if the bathroom is the germiest place in your home imagine what a public bathroom is like. The reporter looked at me skeptically but I didn’t mind, I get that a lot. In fact, when I don’t get it I think the person may not have been listening.
She wrote an article which I think is very fair. Here’s the link: http://encinitas.patch.com/articles/encinitas-neurotric-man-kickstarter-author
The other day I went to the local library and there was a towel dispenser attached to the exit door with wipes to be used for the door handle when exiting. Just like Neurotic Man.
Ha! How you like me now?