With Christmas just around the corner, many of you will start to notice the signs of POPD begin to manifest in partners and loved ones. A condition that tends to arise as the festive season starts its slow yet steady approach, POPD – also known as perfect ornament placement disorder – is a draining ailment that many-a Christmas fanatic falls prey to.
A syndrome that can affect not only the sufferer, but also those around them, POPD carries with it a wealth of signs – from over excitement at dressing the Christmas tree, to fastidious attention to detail when it comes to decorating the house with festive cheer, to meticulous devotion to all things Christmassy around the house.
Those living with someone suffering from this little-known syndrome will likely notice their uncompromising attitude and unwillingness to let others get involved with the festive side of things – so you can expect physical reactions such as shuddering, excessive sweating and far more besides should you volunteer to help set up the Christmas tree or the festive decorations in the hallway. These ultimate Christmas compulsives may think they’re taking a step back by allowing others to contribute to Christmas, but if you take a closer look you’ll see an inclination to both ‘supervise’ and offer ‘helpful suggestions’ to ensure things look exactly how they want them to.
Some may take a mathematical approach to the decorations; others may be more frantic and haphazard – but regardless of their method there’s only one way to deal with POPD sufferers; sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of bubbles and let the festivities begin.