Thursday, May 07, 2009
Recently I had the manager of a local burrito joint, that I frequent, tell me that I was the only person they ever saw clean up their table thoroughly.
When I'm finished eating, without fail I throw everything in the trash and I wipe down all the tables and chairs with a wet napkin.
I'll also get onto the floor and sweep up the rice that missed my daughter's mouth so, okay, I may go a little overboard.
But does a sense of basic responsibility in fact make me an alien?
I get scolded by my wife for scraping and stacking plates at waited tables. I figure, why not make it easy for the server/bus-girl? Why have them leaning over and precariously juggling messy plates and whatnot over my head? Plus, I like to have room to put my *elbows on the table*.
And there's something wrong WITH ME?
If I'm at a store and decide against purchasing something....I tote it all the way back to where it belongs.
Meanwhile, my wife (and MIL) just drop it on any shelf or rack and justify their laziness with *we are sustaining jobs* - I kid you not!
What do you do?
And what does this say about me and y'all - and our differences?