Monday, July 09, 2007

Rebachelorhood

Since my wife headed down to Texas for an extended stay, I've been faced with relearning a number of things that people who live alone don't even think about. The one I find most troubling is remembering stuff-- remembering to lock the door, remembering to switch off the iron, remembering to turn off the coffee maker, remembering to turn off the oven and burners on the stove. My wife always catches me, and I've come to depend on that safety net. The worst thing is that I'm too forgetful to develop the neurosis that would have me triple checking this stuff. Seriously, this is going to send me home from work in the middle of the day in a panic.

5 comments:

Charlie said...

If we don't see a post for a couple of days, who should we contact... ;)
- Charlie & co.

Pappy's Fella said...

Charlie,
Really... it's not like I don't think about these things.

Ferndoggle said...

I used to have the same kinda problem and had to start saying stuff out loud. "Oven OFF...Iron, Off...Front Door, LOCKED, etc". It didn't aways work, but 9 times out of 10 I felt a little safer.

Ferndoggle

Finnegan said...

Welcome to my world of the triple checking.

Finny's Mom

Murphey said...

Ohh the triple check, yeah, my lady drives around the block to make sure she REALLLY shut the garage door. She never quite remembers doing it, so she goes around the block, or backs up to check it before she can drive off. And she tries to do the ferndoggle trick and says garage door is shut, but she still goes back....

Murph