I spent 12 hours the other night training a monkey. It was really tough going. I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with this guy. He seemed to fully understand everything I was telling him on an intellectual level but when it came to actually doing anything he would blank on the most simple of tasks. He particularly seemed to have difficulty with locks. One door lock I had to explain to him four or five times and then took the keys from him and showed him exactly what he ought to do before he finally figured it out. He then started double checking the lock to be sure it was locked even when he had not even unlocked the door. It isn't exactly rocket science or anything. He had similar issues with other locks aswell such as doors with both a handle lock and a deadbolt. I continually told him that we did not lock the deadbolts and he continually tried to unlock the door with the deadbolt, which would lock the deadbolt, and then need to unlock it again before using the proper lock. He showed some signs of OCD, writing down everything, putting everything we did into some sort of ordered list as if it needed to be done in the order which I showed him. When he wrote his report he would speak what he planned to write aloud as he tried to figure out how to word it and would get frustrated to the point of being red in the face if he couldn't think of a wording that he liked right away. He had all of these issues through out the whole 12 hour shift and had already been in training for 12 hours with my co-worker the night before! Considering his OCD like activities I wonder if the fact that I do things differently than she does is part of what threw him off. So I'm wondering if anyone knows what might be wrong with this guy and if anyone else has ever had to deal with similar issues at work. I had to discuss it with our supervisor and felt rather bad about it since what I described about his behavior may well get him fired. Another thing I noticed (I didn't mention it to my supervisor) was a small round bald spot above his ear and behind his temple that looked as though it had been shaved. I didn't remember to check the other side but when I saw that I immediately wondered if maybe he had received shocks recently or something.