I have strange body chemistry. I first noticed it in high school when my sterling silver jewelry would turn black within hours of putting it on. My boyfriend gave me a beautiful birthstone ring set in gold. It was real gold and I was impressed. That turned black, too. I took it to a jewelers and they weren’t able to get the black out of it. My wedding rings don’t do this, but I have others that do, and they leave rings of black smudge on my fingers.
I stop watches. I quit buying expensive ones because they would die within a month. I have a drawer full of dead watches. Thank goodness for cell phones.
I set off security alarms in stores. This doesn’t happen all the time, but there seem to be periods when whatever it is that sets them off is stronger. It’s best to stay out of stores during those times, I guess. I also mess up cash registers. I worked in a clothing store and the register would beep or the credit card machine wouldn’t work when I was by it.
But now I’m experiencing the weirdest thing of all. Last year I bought some very expensive sheets, 700 thread count with nice finishes. I got them at a good price at Overstock.com. Recently I noticed they had bleach spots all over them. WTH? I couldn’t understand how that could have happened when I know I hadn’t used any sort of bleach or detergent booster. I thought maybe there had been some residual left in the washing machine from the previous cycle. But then it kept happening. The sheets started looking more like tie-dyed dorm bedding. I got frustrated and put them in the Goodwill bag. I went out and bought some beautiful sheets last week (on sale ) to replace them. They've been on the bed for 3 days and it’s happening again. I haven’t washed them! WTH? Tie-dyed sheets and they’re brand new! So I just realized it’s ME doing it. The bleached-like areas are mostly on the pillowcases, but also where they would be up against my body, so I can’t blame it on face cream. I don’t sweat. As strange as that sounds, I really don’t. I’m sure I do at some minute level, but it’s nothing visible. I’ve never had to wear deodorant in my life. It’s a genetic thing on my dad’s side. So if any of you brainiacs out there have any theories as to what is in my body that would cause this, tell me what it is and how to stop it. However, if you tell me to give up coffee, I’ll immediately tune you out.