OCD much?

The art gallery I call home from 9am-3pm five days a week is on the first floor of a high rise in Century City (technically Los Angeles). I sit in the front of the gallery so most people assume I’m the receptionist …but alas, I am not. Who cares.

The great thing is that I am surrounded by glass walls and a glass door {which is not so great in an earthquake} but allows me to people watch all day long. Which mostly means watching the same 5-20 people 5-20 times a day, smoke cigarettes. And I envy them.

Beyond the 30 feet or so of planted palms and smoker section, is just another wall. A wall of another high-rise building.

I digress.

There is a man that sits in the lobby at the security desk. He is more a receptionist but maybe he’s a graphic/web designer like me who just gets confused for the receptionist because he sits in the front.

I digress.

Regular receptionist/front desk man must be on vacation this week because every twenty minutes or so, a shortish, roundish man with a limp walks by and checks to see if our door is locked. And every time, I jump. Why? Because I sit behind a 24″ imac and again, he is short, so I cannot see him coming …limp and all.

Not only does he check the door latch when he walks by, on his way back from checking the door to the stairs {not 30 seconds later} he CHECKS OUR DOOR AGAIN….and I’m about to go give him a piece of my mind.

Maybe I’ll just walk next door to the lobby and give him a post-it with my blog url on it.

ATTENTION SECURITY GUARD/FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST MAN IN THE LOBBY OF BUILDING ON CENTURY PARK EAST …CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF BUDDY. You only get a couple more rattles before you see the wrath of 5’11″ {in heels} Maegan coming at you. And let me tell you, it’s not pretty! SO TAKE YOUR OCD ELSEWHERE.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


  • hautepocket

    August 26, 2008 | Reply

    I also have a front desk and people assume the same about me. It’s the worst!!

  • Wep

    August 26, 2008 | Reply

    Ugh, I HATE OCD. You know OCD that isn’t mine of course.

  • ~alison

    August 27, 2008 | Reply

    Why the fuck does he have to check your door (with his OCD)??? He DOES need to check himself! Damn – I would be pissed and annoyed! Get off my shit, dude. Only check my knob if you comin’ in! {hehehehe – can you tell I am off my med…}

  • ɹǝƃƃolquǝʞoʇ

    August 27, 2008 | Reply

    Oh, crap! I’m in front and have to deal with the same thing, too. It’s driving me crazy. My boss is looking into other options for me, thank God!

  • Rachel

    August 27, 2008 | Reply

    please please please please please film it when you after him

    That is all

  • Shan

    August 29, 2008 | Reply

    your post made me laugh out loud!
    you get a bonus for me actually “spelling” the words!
    have a nice weekend!

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