[time-nuts] OT loosing things

Rob Kimberley rk at timing-consultants.com
Sat Nov 13 13:34:40 EST 2010

Reminds me of a story someone once told me....

This is how it goes:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it
needs washing.

As I head towards the garage, I notice post on the porch table that I picked
up from the postman earlier.

I decide to go through it before I wash the car.

I put my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box under
the table, and notice that the recycling box is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post-box when I take out
the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table and notice that there is only one cheque

My extra cheques are in the desk in my study, so I go into the house to my
desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques but first I need to push the coffee aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup.

As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the
worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water.

I put the coffee on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I've
been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the

I put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and
suddenly spot the TV remote control.  Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the
remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to
put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
The car isn't washed. The bills aren't paid. There is a cold cup of coffee
sitting on the kitchen work-surface. The flowers don't have enough water.
There is still only one cheque in my cheque book, I can't find the remote, I
can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really
baffled because I know I was busy all bloody day and I'm really tired.


Rob Kimberley

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] OT loosing things

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