Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Chores

I was at work at 5pm yesterday. It seems as though no-one else was though. I looked up from my desk and could only see one other person at their desk and all the rest were entirely empty. Maybe everyone else knew something that I didn’t. That’s the story of my life…

I got home with a great long list of things in mind to get done during the course of yesterday evening. But other things intervened, such as watching TV, and they didn’t get done. Although we did manage to do 25 minutes of chores, which involved me hoovering - and I think maybe waking up the baby that lives next door. Oops. I haven’t met my neighbours yet, but I don’t really want to meet them when they are irate. Although I don’t think 8pm is that outrageous a time to me hoovering. I do think that crying in the middle of the night is more anti-social.* It’s probably not entirely healthy to be comparing your level of anti-socialness (surely not a word…) with that of a small child though. Perhaps I need to get out more.






*if you’re a baby, it’s probably more of a sign of something not being quite right if you’re an adult. But it is the baby, not me, that has been doing the crying in the night of late.

6 comments:

Kahless said...

You are very patient

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I am trying not to pander too much to there being a baby next door, but should I become irate about it at some point, I don't want them to be able to suggest that I am part of the problem.

We will see how long my patience lasts.

Claire Wilson said...

You are patient! I struggle enough with my neighbour who burns toast late at night and, because of the weird terraced-houses that we live in, the smoke comes up through our floorboards and we hear her smoke alarm go off. It was pretty scary the first time but, as it keeps happening, it's becoming annoying. ;-)

I guess it's difficult when babies and children are the noise makers. It's not like you can ask the parents to turn the volume down... ;-) Hope it gets better.

Random Reflections said...

CW - I live on the ground floor, so if smoke started to come through the floor, I think I would start to panic.

I can't imagine my neighbours are too thrilled with hearing their baby cry in the night, but at least they presumably want and like the child, whereas to me it is just a noise, as I have never met it or its parents. I am not a fan so far, but will try to be open-minded...

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

It was just after 8pm when my ex-neighbours from hell came up to complain about me hoovering and waking up their precious baby. I don't miss them.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - I had forgotten about your charming neighbours. I hope mine don't turn out to be like them.

Good to hear from you. I was wondering how you are doing. I hope life is treating you well.