Fear of starting fires
Even though I smoke I am terrified my cigarette will start a fire. I am afraid ashes will come in to buildings on my shoes and rub off into rugs etc and will wipe my shoes down w/ a wet paper towel. I also stoop down and totally put out my cigarettes. When on vacation I worry about it burning down th house and otherwise it affects me at work. Not at home though. Only where I feel like I could let other people down, I guess.
It comes and goes. I can remember a time none of this occurred to me. I remember other times when riding in my car smoking I would fear burning ashes would be transported in bags or anything I was carrying to and from my car.
It's OCD, too.
I'm 29, female.
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