Thursday, 22 April 2010
I've got a post in mind to write that was inspired by an American astrologist I heard recently. But it feels that if I write my words they may not come true. So I'm going to wait a while. Suffice to say, she said something generic, but that it hit me between the eyeballs, as that's what I'd felt had been going on in my life in the last couple of months. In waiting it will allow the final part to come into play and then I'll know that not only the universe but my own intuitive abilities in what's going on for me are right.
Instead how about some mad observations......
Have you ever stopped to think about there being a right way for the toilet/ lavatory/loo paper to be put in the holder.
So there I am sitting on the throne the other morning reaching over to get said loo roll, when I realise that I've put it on backwards. And worse was to come as I sat there took it off the holder and put it on the other way...... why?????
I know whenever I use toilet roll anywhere else it sort of annoys me if it's not hanging in the way I consider right. Which got me thinking about how many other barmy things we get hooked into doing just so,and when we see other people doing it differently it makes us irritated potentially,or mildly curious as to why they are doing it, whatever the task is in that particular way.
Take cooking for another example, when I cook you wouldn't know I was making anything from scratch, as I get the ingredients out as I need them and put the rest back straight away. I do not have all work surfaces covered in flour, milk containers, salt, or whatever is needed. I will have weighed the flour, and before transferring it from the scales the flour tin is back in it's place in the cupboard.
I do not use every available saucepan known to man every time I cook. I can't tell you how annoying it was yesterday when the sandwich Alex wanted required three frying pans!!!
The list is endless, why do people iron in a non organised way. Why is putting a clean duvet cover on so difficult. Why when we wash do we always do it in the same order???? And on and on. I must admit sometimes I break my own rules (conditioning ) and shave the other leg first, and don't I feel daring for so doing!
I do know that I am organised and efficient, or put another way far too damned obsessional, but at least the kitchen is always tidy after I've cooked a meal!!!
And it seems to me the world is divided up into those that are tidy and those that are not. Those that are time conscious and those that are not. Those that drive to fast and those that don't. Those that take risks and those that don't. Those that are prepared to change and so on.
I know this is all related to our conditioning and some of it is inherited. As in my mother loved rice pudding and hated baked beans. My father loved baked beans and disliked rice pudding. My sister loves both and I hate both with a vengeance! How did that happen?
My mother was untidy and always a little late. My dad was incredibly tidy and on time. My sister is more like my mum and I am my fathers daughter. But equally my mum took risks and took on challenges easily, and dad didn't. My sister dislikes change and is very cautious, and I am not.
So I muddle along with the juxtaposition (I do love that word) of being the tidiest, organised, on time,speed queen who's up for any new challenge that comes my way.
Where are you on this random scale? Or do you have your own mad collection of behaviours that you can contrast and compare with those around you?
(More Kew garden and River Thames pics at the top BTW)