Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two classes.

I sometimes think of the world, and the people in it, as belonging to one of two classifications.  I know this might sound slightly narrow-minded, but it's usually about things that there is either one way or the other, so it's not like I apply it to every aspect of life.  And although I might say you're in option A, not option B, I don't think that means you ONLY ALWAYS do A.  Sometimes B might be the right choice in the moment.

For instance, I belong to the group of people who ALWAYS AND FOREVER YES EVEN IT'S RAINING return grocery carts (called buggy's in the south) to the cart corral.  Always.  Sure, I'm sure there has been a time I haven't, perhaps due to time constraints or the ability to find a cart corral, but if I don't return my cart to the corral, I get The Guilt.  You know the kind...the "If you weren't such a lazy ass, you would have returned that cart to the corral.  DAMMIT, this is why you have a hard time finding someone to love" or something like that.  I feel like returning the cart to the corral is something people generally always do or never do.  I doubt there are many people who are firmly in the "sometimes" category.

I am not, however, a person who puts plates out on the dining room table unless there are people sitting at said table.  Do you know what I mean?  My train of thought is "Why would I put plates out if there's no food?" or "If you leave those out, doesn't that mean you'd have to wash them BEFORE you serve food on them?"  To me, this makes absolutely no sense, although I can agree that cute plates are definitely good pieces of decoration.  I wonder if it has something to do with whether or not someone grew up in a house with anciliary plates on tables, or if it's something they picked up from a Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel catalog.

So blog readers...which groups do you belong to?


Jen said...

I always return the cart, and I don't put out plates unless there is someone about to eat off them. :)

Lesley said...

I can say with certainty that I fall into the "person of Target" category vs. "person of Walmart / Kmart". ;)

Kristen said...

I've been constantly coming up with more "either/or" classifications and will definitely have to make this a regular feature.

Lesley had a good one...are you a CVS person or a Walgreen's person (or Osco/Rite-Aid)?