Look, I’m going to be 38 this year, and I am finally coming to some realizations about myself. One of these things is this: I have never been, and I probably never will be, a good housekeeper. I am cluttery, I am lazy, and I kind of just don’t care. I like having pets, I do not like vacuuming.
Dude. I’ve been planning the same thing forever. I am not a good housekeeper. I am a clutter bug and totally messy. I don’t vacuum unless company is coming over and don’t even ask when I last washed out my fridge. Plus, housekeeping isn’t that expensive. Like, a lot of places will ask around $100 for their first time over, when they scrub up all the things that I’ve never done (you’re supposed to wipe down walls??) and after that, it’s $40 a visit. If you have them over once a month, it’s not that bad.
My problem is cleaning up enough to have them over. I know they’re expecting a dirty oven and messy microwave - that’s cool. But I am too embarrassed to let them see the cobwebs behind the toilet. So I keep putting it off until the next time I clean up… which will be roughly Christmas.
Technology/Electronic products should have a quiz that must be passed in order to buy them. The more complex the product the harder the quiz. This would save everyone involved a ton of hassle.
Bonus: I like that my dad would only qualify to buy a plastic hammer.
I once drove 2 hours round trip to troubleshoot my mom’s computer. Which was not plugged in.
I recently put batteries in my Speak n’ Spell to see if it still worked and Ryan’s like “how do you work this thing?” so… yeah. He wouldn’t even get a plastic hammer. He’d get the toddler toy from a Happy Meal.
I am holding off on charitable donations for a while. In recent months, I have been in a very generous mood and have been donating all over the place whenever a hard-luck story comes my way. I mean, I’m no Daddy Warbucks, so my donations are like $20 here and there, but still… every little bit helps, right?
Well now that I’m all hormonal and cranky I was thinking about it and I realized that I never once received any kind of acknowledgement from ANY of the recipients. I know that you’re not supposed to be generous for praise, but still it seems like a one-word email of thanks wouldn’t be too much to ask. I’m not asking for worship “Oh Goddess of the $20 Donation! Ye have heard my prayer and ye hath lifted mine spirits!” I just think that it’s not unreasonable for people to play along with the societal rules and say thank you when someone does something for you.
Where the bitchiness comes in is that it makes me not want to donate to individuals anymore. At least with Planned Parenthood or the Tea Party (joke!) I get an auto-email that thanks me. It makes me feel like I’ve helped and made some sort of difference; I’ve been acknowledged. With individual donations, it’s nice because I know that person got 100% of the money and they have it RIGHT NOW when they need it. But I’m also dealing with a real person, who somehow has more power to hurt my feelings. Which is shitty.