Friday, October 28, 2011

Efficiency is My Middle Name

My mom attempted to teach me to be efficient in all that I do, and I have tried my best to show that I learned well. I am efficient - until someone else thwarts my efforts. 

There are things that I do that some call obsessive-compulsive, and still others might call them sheer idiocy. For example:  

I buy decaf coffee in large 2 or 3 pound containers with handles on the sides. I keep a hazelnut-flavored coffee in a similar container, with "hand-holds" so you can pick it up easily. Nearly every morning, the man I live with makes the coffee, and places the containers back into the fridge. 

Come dinner time, I make coffee. When I retrieve the containers from the fridge, they are always turned so that the handles are about as far from the front as it is possible to be. WHY??? I always ask myself. It is so much easier if you pick up the containers by their handles and leave them in that same direction when you place them into the fridge. Otherwise, one must turn them around to find the handles - or use two hands to pick them up. Since I often have something else in my other hand at the time, it is a pain to have to put it down and use both hands to get the coffee.

My question:    why can't the person who puts the coffee away make sure that the handles are in the correct position for the next person. Is that so odd?  Do you call that obsessive-compulsive or just plain crazy? 

11 comments:

Betty said...

Does he also leave the toilet seat up? lol

Sparkling Red said...

Nah, that's not OCD. That's just common sense.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

It's just called marriage, Judy. I'm sure you remind him and he still just forgets. You feel about this the way I feel about toilet paper going the "wrong way" on the roll--but it's all about POV, I guess.

Kay Dennison said...

I think it's just part of his job description.

Gilly said...

Its just plain common sense. of course you want handles facing you - why have handles otherwise??

I've had that weird posting about women or whatever before. I just delete him, but if it gets offensive I shall have to have moderation on.

Anonymous said...

Judy--Suggestion: Maybe the message your husband is trying to send is that he wishes that you would put the coffee in the fridge with the handles away from you. Try it. Keep doing it until/unless he starts leaving the container the other way. At the very least, it may convince your spouse that the position in which he leaves the coffee container is inconvenient.
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Ginnie said...

Well, Judy, I have to admit it sounds a bit "over the top" to me. Is there anything that he insists upon that you could fool with? It might get his attention !

Celia said...

I think we might have some common genetics, not OCD, just orderly.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, you make me smile as I remember why I didn't remarry.
There really could be a money maker in running a hubby training school. Wives would pay.

Grannymar said...

Are the handles coloured? If so perhaps he does nor like them. Why not temporarily change the coffee container and see if he notices.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Logical. It is completely logical! I'm not sure I understand why Mr. K. doesn't see that?? Oh Well....He is not the only one...!