As one might imagine, I’m a list maker. Not only does this give me clear indication of what’s expected of me, but I get the satisfaction of checking off the completed items.
You have to know how to work a list, though. You can’t just make a list! You’ve got to think ahead to the pay-off!
For example, listing that you need to “clean the bathroom” is only going to get you one “check”. Hardly worth it, is it?
But if you list out:
Evict illegal squatters
Well, now look how many things you have to check off! Now that’s a proper list!
I find my old lists in jacket pockets, at the bottom of my purse. Some of them are quite obvious.
No mistaking that list.
But then there are the lists liable to make you frown with concentration.
Don’t forget to bring to next gathering!
Yikes! What do you suppose was going on there? No, no, no. Let’s not think any more on that one.
That one’s going to give me wrinkles.
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