According to WebMD, you might have OBSESSIVE GI DISORDER, or OGD, if you have four or more of the following symptoms. (This is just for fun, okay?? (Wink-wink.)
Diagnostic Criteria for OGD:
- Recurrent and persistent thoughts about gis, at times causing fear of negative evaluation from others.
- Often hides behavior associated with buying and selling gis from others.
- Repetitive website checking for available gis. Also may include repetitive checking for new release email announcements.
- Has surpassed threshold amount of 14 total gis, calculated at 14 gis (i.e., 2/day x 7 days).
- Obsessed with acquiring gis with certain features such as size, limited edition collaboration, or color way.
- Compulsively tracks down others who own gis of interest to negotiate sale, either in person or online.
- May resell gi without gi bag due to particular attachment to gi.
- Living environment may no longer accommodate hoarded collection.
- Gi washing, folding, and storage is prioritized over daily wear clothing.
- Gi collection consists of gradual shifts in sizing, most notably from larger to smaller. Significant distress or inability to get rid of poorly fitting gis is present.
- Gi collection broken down into two or more of the following categories: training rotation, competition, special occasion, and NWT.
- Can readily identify subtle differences such as a 350 GSM pearl weave versus gold weave 550 GSM gi top blind-folded.
- Hoarding behavior tends to increase sharply after belt promotion.
To be fair, I’m calling myself out as I’m a little gi-obsessed these days. I’m selling two gis that fit too big, I have a collab gi on the way and just purchased another one from a friend. I decided that my goal is to have a collection of awesome gis that fit great.
Actual Collection: 16 Gis
No shame in my game – I’m a proud gi collector! Just gotta let a few go. . . or NOT. Bwahahaha!
Until next post, train smart and eat well.- Dr. Yasi