Ok, so this question is a bit obscure. But we were hiking deep in the woods of the Coast Range on Sunday, and as I spotted the van from some considerable distance, I found myself reaching in my pocket to get out the keys. And I mean considerable distance, as in about 50 yards (meters) or so, if not more.
And I’ve caught myself doing it much further away, on a trail we do regularly, from which we can see the parking area some 150-200 yards away, if not more. Sometimes I catch myself, and put it back in the pocket. Other times not.
I’m not sure I should be concerned about this as perhaps there are others who also over-anticipate the act of unlocking their cars. I wonder what a shrink would say about this compulsion?