It's probably just a guy-thing, but I'm a creature of habit. A trash can once sat next to the wall by the kitchen wall phone and was moved to the end of the center-bar. It was moved four years ago and I STILL find myself walking to the empty spot to leave trash. I also still open a "utensil drawer" that was once my bachelor knife-and-fork drawer.
Today I want to get my fave White Castle coffee cup out of the cupboard by the coffee pot and I greeted by large plastic cups. (You know, the 24 oz. thick plastic ones that usually sit by a batheroom sink for a month before making it's way to the dishwasher.) As if I entered Paula's game, I searched where the plastic cups used to live and I found the regular drinking glasses. Ah Ha! Running out of things to find, I quickly ran across the kitchen to where the drinking glasses used to live and there were not coffee cups, but colanders. Fucking COLANDERS!! They somehow graduated from a floor level cabinet to a cupboard above the counter! WHERE'S MY MUG?!
There was a time when Ms. Paula decided to clean the garage. I won't go into detail, but I'm still missing two hammers, three screwdrivers, a caulk gun, and a circular saw.
So I'm sitting here drinking from a disposable QT cup that I found in the pantry. Why, pray tell, was there not one, but two disposable QT cups-- cleaned and saved in my pantry? Because my mother-in-law saves them and I have NO IDEA why. I refuse to ask.
Here's what's messed up: You can ask Paula any time where something is and she'll immediately rattle off the location, whether an old location or a new one, without hesitation and then she'll stare at me like I should know her system.
"I moved the plastic cups so they are more convenient for me."
Ever gotten to a friend's house without calling first and catch them do'in it? Here's the studdered excuse I got after ringing the doorbell 3 times:
*Marvin said, "Uh, I was, uh.. just taking a nap and she, uh.. is just getting out of the, uh, shower.. Sorry it took me so long.. I didn't think you'd be here until later..."
Sally said, "Oh.. hi! I was just, uh.. taking a nap and he was, uh.. just getting out of the shower.. Sorry it took so him so long to get the door.."
* Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Be nice to someone today.