1. Also called psychoneurosis. a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality.
2. a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment.
I'm trying to decide if some of my neighbors suffer from (1) or (2) above with regard to snow removal.
One was out last night around 2 hours into our predicted 28 hours of snow fall shoveling the first inch or so of what is now around 24 inches and still increasing. Others were out taking various swipes at it as it was falling like crazy.
Another is out now while it's still falling and the wind is still howling, whilst the prediction is that it will all end in another 2-3 hours or so and the winds will drop down significantly.
None of my neighbors have young children or safety critical jobs - most of them are retired!
The one next door that does have a young child is also waiting it out like I am.
So, why are these folks so compulsive about snow removal?
While I'm on the topic, why do retired folks go food shopping on weekends? I can't understand why they'd be crowding into the stores when they can go on a weekday just as easily...