Okay, since none of you helped me out with my golf club question here, it got me thinking.
I think I have an odd tendency to obsess over whether something is slightly off or slightly damaged. This is obviously when I cannot tell for sure from physical appearance or other characteristics whether it is. The golf club thing is a perfect example; I cannot objectively see anything wrong with the club, and am not a good enough golfer to tell if there is something wrong with ball flight hit by the club. Yet I am paranoid that there is something slightly wrong, that is slightly or subtly affecting the performance of the item in question.
The golf club is merely an example for these purposes - there is a myriad of things for which I have had this issue. E.g. the car seems to be running fine, but doesn’t the engine sound a little loud on acceleration? I wonder if it is consuming extra gas. Those damn kids were hanging on that basketball hoop all afternoon, I wonder if it has bent the rim slightly, enough to throw off shots. Things like that.
Bear in mind that I’m overplaying the game a bit. I can tell myself to get over it, and generally put it out of my head. This also is not a daily occurrence. I am not routinely checking the fabric of my towels to make sure they are as absorbent as they were when I bought them.
I know I’m probably nuts, but is there a term for this, and is it at all common?