I ought to stop....
or at the least cut down on my usage of q-tips. It is to the point that whenever I see one, I feel an extreme compulsion to insert it into my ear.
The last time I did, there was blood on the end of the cotton swab when I removed it.
At least though, this, like my other compulsions, obsessively saying 'bless you' to people, and holding doors open constantly, just serves to make me seem more polite and hygienic.