I find that a lot of strife is caused by us not accepting that everyone has a unique personality. It isn’t always going to make sense to us, but it will make total sense to them. We can’t talk anyone into genuine change. Genuine change is an internal work.
So it’s like this. I keep my aluminum foil in the pantry and my Ziploc sandwich bags under the stove with the trash bags and a very few (yes, I’m guilty) plastic grocery store bags. To me, plastic storage bag type things belong together.
My friend and her daughters are having a little stay at my house. A couple of days ago, in my morning rush, I left the sandwich bags on the counter. The next morning I’m looking all over the kitchen for them. I search everywhere that would make any sense. It’s driving me more crazy than a stupid life thing like this should. I feel a bit of anxiety building up. Where the hell could it have possibly gone? I finally give up and relinquish it to my nightmares. One whole day later, I stumble upon it, along with my aluminum foil, in the utensils drawer! What? Why?
First of all, thank goodness I wasn’t also looking to locate the foil that day. But more importantly, does whoever that put them in there mean to say that long, rectangular, cardboard blue or white containers should logically be placed next to utensils? Pardon my French, but incroyable!
Yet, whatever her reason, it feels right to her. It makes sense. Maybe she was trying to hint to me that my way made no sense. But that’s crazy talk. However, if her way is causing her no unhappiness, then why should I make it my mission to convince her otherwise?
Anyhow, I was thankful that it’s my home, and so I placed my sandwich bags back under the counter and my aluminum back into the pantry. They are related, but it’s gonna be weddings and funerals where they see each other. And the occasional picnic prep.
I also wish to give an honorable mention to those who place peanut butter or ketchup in the fridge, and bread that isn’t about to expire. Ya’ll are weird. But these things make the world more interesting because we get to see you living your freaky life and we love to gawk and say Really? in a high pitched tone.
What about you, Dear Reader? Any nonsensicals going on in your home or the homes of your friends? I’d love to hear from you.