Well, I'm not saying I have OCD or anything, BUT...
My regimen for PB&J Assembly looks like this:
1. Go to loaf; pick top two breadslices that will 'match' in width, shape, crust texture, and size.
2. Place both slices in front of me, on a shelf, seperated by approximately 1", facing right-side up. The intended interior portions of the sandwich must point skyward.
3. The jelly/jam (preferably homemade strawberry, as previously noted) is to be applied first, on the left hand slice of bread since we read left-to-right. This is to be done using a butter knife or similar dull edged knife; no spoons, carving knives, paring knives, or steak knives are permitted. A maximum of two knife-fulls are to be spread. The jelly or jam is then to be distributed evenly over the bread slice, but does not have to reach the edge of the crust (this is the preference of my equally-sort of OCD spouse as well as child #3). The jam or jelly knife can be cleaned with a maximum of two strokes on a clean piece of bread; if this does not provide adequate cleaning, then the knife can be cleaned at the sink or, preferably, a previously unused knife retrieved from the silverware drawer (all such knives WILL be found in the appropriate drawer section noted for 'Butter Knives' in our family's kitchen)
4. The same procedure regarding jelly/jam application is to be repeated for peanut butter.
5. For a special treat, one knife-full of peanut butter may be gathered directly from the jar and then inserted into the assembler's mouth. Once this is done, the knife must be taken directly to the dish washer for later cleansing.
6. The peanut butter slice is then to be picked up, touched ONLY on the crust edges, inverted, and placed on top of the jelly slice (using the jelly slice as the top at this point may cause jelly to fall of the bread; then everything has to be repeated for that slice only).
7. The sandwich must then be inverted so that the peanut butter slice is on the bottom of the sandwich.
It's really very simple! Considering how two of my food quirks are:
-foods must be eaten in a certain order, determined by food group, and I cannot move to the next group until all of the group started is finished; and
-Foods cannot touch each other on my plate
The assembling of a PB&J is somethign that cannot be taken lightly, since in a way it violates both of these rules. However, I've come to terms with this if the sandwich is assembled as described.