Monday, April 2, 2012

Five (Yes I Know I'm Anal And Ridiculous) (Very Minor Things) That Drive Me (Irrationally) Batty



1.... Open cabinet doors: They're there for a reason! If they were supposed to hang open and constantly expose my slopply organized dishes then the door just wouldn't be there. The day when the inside of my cabinets look as nice as the outside I'll be the first person to take the doors off and throw them away before I can bang my head into (yet another) corner of an open cabinet door.

2.... Open shower curtains: Soap scum creeping in the corners. Fallen poofs spiked with remanants of red bodywash. Suicide shampoo bottles lying helplessly in a pool of waste water. I swear the tub looks like a battle zone after the kids take their evening baths. That thing could be shiny new and spic'n'span, but as soon as the kids bathe it looks like World War 3 commenced on a Japanese island and relocated to my tub. Just ... keep it closed ... please.

3.... Dishes/Towels/Canned Food Not Rotated: Yes, I'm one of those people where everything new/fresh/washed goes in the back and the new stuff gets rotated to the front. This probably doesn't matter for the dishes, since they don't even have a print on them. I like to pretend that it matters with the towels -- after all, I wouldn't want the color to wear unevenly, right? The canned food doesn't really matter, we always eat it before it goes bad, but it's just so hard to resist doing! I wonder how much time I'd save by NOT rotating the canned goods? Let's see: 5 mins every two weeks. 52 weeks a year = 130 minutes per year x 60 (more) years: 7800 minutes = 130 hours = 5.416 days of my life spent rotating cans. Heh. The fact that I even did that calculation just goes to show how anal I really am about things, huh?

4.... Not Reading ALL Directions BEFORE Commencing a Project: I don't care if I'm assembling something minor, major, or got a new "toy", I always read ALL the directions before messing with it. I then proceed to get annoyed at those who refuse to read the directions and instead ask me and waste my time. FYI: Try to solve the problem yourself before coming to me, cause I'm not going to be that nice if you don't at least try to help yourself first. But hey, assuming you don't have an IQ of 60, I'll certainly be helpful if you continue to have problems -- just make sure you read the directions first!

5.... Puzzle Intrusion: I am a fan of jigsaw puzzles and always have one in the process of being completed. If you want to sit down and help me, that's cool, I appreciate it. Just don't come in, sit down, and pull out and build the easiest part of the puzzle, and leave. Dude, I was saving that! I hadn't gotten that far yet, and was not going to build it till it got close to connecting to the puzzle. And if you want to do the easiest part of the puzzle, you better do some of the hardest parts too. It's not fair if all I get to do is build the damn sky and water as the good parts get taken.

Hmmm.... now that I've finished this list, I see that most of these things are items I'd like to nag my hubby about but won't. (long glare at the hubby who doesn't read this anyway, but maybe it'd do him some good, except I wouldn't want him to find my Fave 5 list or he'll never let me watch American Idol again and will probably be forever creeped out, as I fear my readers are now) 

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