Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Total Lack of Organisation
When do males finally learn organisation and foresight? I was greeted this morning by a slightly frantic son. Do we have any 2B pencils? I don't know if we have 2B pencils but I said I'd help look. It turned out that I wasn't exactly helping him look - he wasn't doing any looking. Apparently his faith in me is that great. And I did manage to find one lone pencil of the right variety so his faith wasn't misplaced.
So my question to him was why hadn't he asked me to buy him some a day or so ago? Why hadn't he just gone to the bookshop at uni and bought himself a couple? When I was his age I was totally organised. I would have everything I needed going into exams and spares just in case something went wrong. I still am organised. I write things in the diary so I know what's coming up and I pay bills on time. So he hasn't gotten this little character flaw from me. Could it possible be that he got it from his 'have you seen my keys/wallet/glasses/' father? And if so, is there any hope for him?
He turns 18 this Saturday. 18 means that he can drink alcohol, get married without parental permission, gamble and vote. If it wasn't for the fact that he'll be still in the middle of exams I'd be a little bit afraid - it could have been a Saturday night that he'd never forget.