There is a standard rule that must be followed in our house; nothing is allowed to be on any shelf, any table, any counter, etc.; nay, everything must be on the floor. If we put any kind of anything on any of the aforementioned, Persi will soon put them on the floor where they belong. So, I was talking this over with my wife yesterday and she suggested that we no longer bother putting things on a table, just throw everything on the floor since that is where it will be anyway. So we have decided to adopt a new way of living around here. Here is an example: When I finish this message, I need to pay a bill by check. I will get the checkbook out of the drawer, write the check, put the checkbook back into the drawer, but rather than putting the pen on the desk, I will simply throw it onto the floor. This way of living is pretty cool when you think about it. When you read the paper and finish it, toss it on the floor rather than put it on the coffee table. It's going to be there eventually anyway, so why not eliminate a step? Well, I will tell you why; because he is having so much fun putting everything on the floor I will continue to carefully place things where they belong. Oh, I am so sorry, I mean where things used to belong, they now have their place on the floor. The only problem with this new way of living is that certain things, like cell phones, suffer when they go from table to hardwood floors. And things like cell phones are exactly the things I am talking about, primary attractions and fun to pop off onto the floor. All three of my former cats were adults when I acquired them. This is a new experience for me, I just have to learn the ground rules, pun intended.
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8/21/06 at 8:42am