Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Putting Out

It is day 5 of the 30 minus 2 days of writing hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese.  This is written for the prompt "You better put out".  Don't be put out, check out the list on Nicky's post for more stories.

I am the keeper of all things time, date and place related in our family. 

"What time are we supposed to be there?"  It's my job to remember who's house the party is at and what time we are supposed to show up.

"Do we have shows tonight?" This is a phrase often heard at our dinner table.  I am also the human TV Guide, knowing what's on, when and what channel.  

Image Source:  Markus Merz
I take it all in stride, rinse and repeat as necessary.  I also delegate!

"Hey, tomorrow is Wednesday, you better put out the trash!  

"Recycles too?"

"Nope, they're next week."





18 comments:

nonamedufus said...

Ha, we've missed the recycle week in our house 2x in a row. Thinking of starting our own recycling site.

Nicky said...

OMG, Linda, I think we're soul sisters! I am the human TV Guide in my house too! And the weird thing is, I'm the one who watches the least amount of TV!

Cheryl said...

What a clever, clever way to stick to the theme. I, too am the person that knows the TV line up but then I am also the person that keeps tab on when the recycling goes out.

Anji said...

I'm expected to know what's on TV too. Also, who is phoning if the fixed phone rings - I can see through walls!

Bryan said...

Ah, taking out the paper and the trash? I didn't see that one coming. I expected fire. :)

Ziva said...

Hah! This was a very creative way to use the prompt. :) Luckily I don't have to remember everything in our house, we'd never get anything done. ;)

P.J. said...

Awww crap. The trash. Gotta put it out. :)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

If my wife dies, I'm screwed. I don't know how to do anything. I don't even know where the remote is.

TALON said...

I like that you delegate, too, Linda. I'm the same in my house - keeper of all the various human/pet schedules :)

laughingmom said...

I can relate! I am also the human GPS.

Paula Wooters said...

Hey, thanks for the reminder, Linda... it's trash night here, too!

Indigo Roth said...

Hey Linda! I seem to be following Paula around tonight, and just like her, I now need to go take the trash out. And I was in bed! Gagh! Indigo

Linda said...

nonamedufus- Our bin would be overflowing. We have pickup every other week so missing 2 would mean a over a month's worth of recycles. I could send the excess to your recycling site.

Nicky- I probably watch more TV, since I'm home most of the day. When hubby isn't home in the evenings, the TV is on - like now.

Cheryl- I see I am not alone. The recycles are out tonight.

Anji- I love caller ID.

Bryan- Fire - I didn't think about that.

Ziva- We still don't get everything done.

P.J.- Gotta do what you gotta do.

MikeWJ- Can't find the remote. Must be hard without a face.

Talon- I guess women are the natural keepers.

laughingmom- We are a talented bunch, aren't we?

Paula- It's recycle week here.

Indigo- Sorry about that.

Katherine said...

I NEVER remember those dates! You ROCK!

Malisa said...

Some fools still burn their trash here. Sigh.

KZ said...

This was a fun, tidy way to tackle today's prompt. It's very "slice of life" with just the right level of whimsy.

Sara said...

Someone needs to be the Keeper of things time, date and place:~)

Neither of us are particularly fond of that role, but activities get assigned, whether you want them to or not. Funny how that happens:~)

ropcorn said...

I think it's so funny when I watch a movie/series with someone, who just like me has never seen the movie/series before, who keeps thinking I know everything that is going to happen before it does. Even though I know just as much as they do. Lol!

Sometimes it seems like certain people are just supposed to know the answer to every question. Hehe.

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