HYANNIS - Retail associates were stunned to see the anxiety on the face of a local customer as she grabbed several remotes and danced frantically around the TV section of Best Buy.
"She asked me about HD TVs and how they would look with BLU-RAY. After I turned down a TV that was too loud, she started acting erratically. Scratching her neck very fast, looking around, and then I guess she just snapped. She said she couldn't stand volume on the odd numbers."
Many people suffer from what is called VOCD, volume obsessive compulsive disorder. This disorder can trigger a sudden and overwhelming feeling of discomfort and anxiety, and it happens when volume numbers are set on "bad" numbers. These numbers can be odd, even, or anything that might suggest meaning (such as numbers in Lost: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42).
Unfortunately for this woman, she apparently cannot stand odd numbers. After closely inspecting the volume on several TV's, she lost control of her body in favor of control over volume. On being asked how this scene affected the staff at Best Buy, Gregg from the electronics section said "I'm just glad no one was hurt."