Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Doolally

March 10 010

It’s all very well having to write tasks down so you remember them. It’s all very well having to write tasks down on post-its and stick them on the inside of the front door so you remember them (because you always forget to look in your diary.)  But when you come down in a morning and see one such post-it and you read it and you don’t know what the hell it means, it may be time to get a minder.

I found a post-it yesterday that said “Ring re bin.” What did it mean? What bin? Ring who? Did I write the post-it? I examined the writing carefully. It had to be mine, because Dave doesn’t use pink heart post-its. Every time I passed the note, I puzzled over what it meant. “Ring re bin”?????

An hour later I remembered. Ring Jonty in Wensleydale and ask him to put out Ma’s wheelie-bin on bin day. I was in Wensleydale the day before. I had seen Jonty the day before. That wasn’t so very hard, was it? Apparently so.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

how true is today’s blog! I have been thinking about the bin and then forgetting straight away. My memory is bad and so is my husband's. I think when we come to family decisions I will have to get them signed by all parties so I can refer back to them.

Ruth said...

Sue, I hope you don't mind that I'm laughing...at me of course. ;) I do the same thing. My husband laughs at my shorthand (tom for tomato, spag for spaghetti,wht brd for wheat bread), which isn't really the problem. The problem is context. I have a roll of paper in my kitchen, next to the phone, conveniently. But I use this paper for everything! Phone messages, words to look up in the dictionary, grocery items I'm running out of, etc. After a while it stops to make sense, especially if it has been a STRESSFUL week! Bad handwriting doesn't help.

Wendy said...

I hope that other message is to book a flight out to the Bay. We miss you and can't wait to spend another delightful fall with you.

Wendy said...

I hope that other message is to book a flight out to the Bay. We miss you and can't wait to spend another delightful fall with you.

Sue Hepworth said...

Yes, WW, it is to book a plane ticket to my favourite city by the Bay to see my favorite Californian family.