Site hosted by Build your free website today!
« December 2003 »
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Friday, 26 December 2003

Family Machinery

Now Playing: BBC7 (Cripes no wonder this stuff doesn't normally get airspace - sexist claptrap)

Isn't it weird the way your family home just works in a way that your - okay, my - adult home never quite manages?
You put a cup down empty on a table, it disappears.
You go up to lie on a bed - it's been freshly made.
Four o'clock comes around - there's a meal waiting.
You eat the food - someone washes it all up.
Whether you weigh in and lift a finger or not, these things all just happen. Automatically. At two o'clock there's a meal waiting. At five o'clock, a bigger one. At nine o'clock, tomorrow's breakfast things are checked and prepared.
I've lived away from home for sixteen years and I still don't have the knack of automatically washing up or picking up dirty laundry. I thought I would attain a certain level of adulthood and mutate spontaneously.
At what age does slobbiness disappear, like BO or acne? Surely it must?

This page graced by sarsparilla at 12:44 PM GMT
Updated: Friday, 26 December 2003 1:53 PM GMT
Post Comment | View Comments (16) | Permalink | Share This Post

Friday, 26 December 2003 - 2:37 PM GMT

Name: paul
Home Page:

For me, slobbiness disappeared when I lived with someone, because she was the slob, I had to be the clean one. VERY ANNOYING. I wanted it to be the other way around.

Friday, 26 December 2003 - 2:42 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

What's even more annoying is when you live with a slob who insists that she's the clean one, and roundly, loudly vilifies you in front of everyone as the cause of the filthy house. Single most frequent comment since Wickedex moved out: "My God, it's much cleaner these days".
Hmmmm. Half a point to me, I think.

Friday, 26 December 2003 - 3:02 PM GMT

Name: paul
Home Page:

Well... she never insisted that, but it hurt me emotionally that she cared so little about how and where we lived that she didn't even bother. Bah!

You earned that point!

Friday, 26 December 2003 - 9:38 PM GMT

Name: sarah

damn, my family home isn't doing that - there's mugs everywhere. Is this some intergrated B&O house cleaning system you have? God knows there's enough buttons on that remote, I swear one of them must work the cat.

Friday, 26 December 2003 - 11:10 PM GMT

Name: Legomen
Home Page:

It's called little old lady syndrome. One aquires these skills magically on the growth of a hairy top lip, a formidable outdoors head garment and a pinny.One also calls friends using the word arrangement of Marital status then Surname ie Mrs Mack and everything is not like it used to be particularly with youngsters who don't tidy, wash and cook like they should.
Any help?

Saturday, 27 December 2003 - 2:31 AM GMT

Name: dave

>What's even more annoying is when you live with
> a slob who insists that she's the clean one,
> and roundly, loudly vilifies you in
> front of everyone as the cause of the filthy house.

Ouch! And I thought it was just me that had that!

Saturday, 27 December 2003 - 5:06 PM GMT

Name: Looby

It's the same when I go round to my mum's house. It's nice, and you appreciate it, but it does make you very lazy after a while.

Saturday, 27 December 2003 - 7:36 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Lol, the mistake was in letting your servants... cough ... I mean family ... leave the premises.

Saturday, 27 December 2003 - 7:40 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Everything is not like it used to be every Christmas, though, regardless of whether you've ever actually seen a white Christmas in your entire life, surely? :o)

Saturday, 27 December 2003 - 7:41 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Oh, instantaneously. And it makes you starving hungry if you eat just a three course meal, without a with of cheeseboardx or pudding. Bizarrely.

Sunday, 28 December 2003 - 10:00 AM GMT

Name: Cyn
Home Page:

A perpetually clean & tidy home is a sign of a sick mind. And not the good kind of sick, either. :p

Sunday, 28 December 2003 - 11:22 AM GMT

Name: sarah

ahh yes, they're back now and the mugs have mysteriously vanished. I also got fresh-made Eggy bread upon returning from the town at midnight last night. Must complain to room services about the state of my room, however.

Sunday, 28 December 2003 - 4:49 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Having OD'ed on Miss Marple movies, I must agree with you.

Monday, 29 December 2003 - 1:47 AM GMT

Name: Martin Sewell
Home Page:

You eat a meal at two o'clock, four o'clock and five o'clock - presumably then you just have a light snack at three o'clock? ;-)

Monday, 29 December 2003 - 2:04 AM GMT

Name: Vanessa

ad infinitum, on the hour...

Monday, 29 December 2003 - 2:06 AM GMT

Name: Martin Sewell
Home Page:

Unless you're already very lazy, then there's no change.

View Latest Entries