I usually ignore those all-too-cute forwards that I regularly get , but the following hit so close to home that I thought I’d share. Apologies in advance if you’ve seen it already….
I decide to wash my car. As I start toward to the
garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail
in the trash can under the table, and notice that the
trash can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and
take out the trash first, but then I think that since
I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the
trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table and see that there
is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk
in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can
of Coke that I had been drinking.
I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to
push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock
I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I
should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of
flowers on the counter catches my eye—they need to be
I set the Coke down on the counter and I discover my
reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all
I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but
first I’m going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a
container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV
remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we
will be looking for the remote, but nobody will
remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide
to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first
I’ll water the flowers.
I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it
spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on
the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
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 warm can of Coke sitting on
the counter, the flowers aren’t watered, there is
still only one check in my checkbook, 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 day long and I’m really tired.