Saturday, March 8, 2008

Why I need an Anti-Social Worker.

I am convinced that many people do not "get" me. Though I know a lot of people, I do not have a lot of close friends. It use to bother me, but then I got married.

I have not worried about it since then for one reason. I am one of the fortunate few that married their best friend. I do not need to go hang out with people after work or on weekends. In fact, I do not want to. They just get in the way of our conversations.

It's not just my wife, my kids are awesome, too.

Tonight, McKenzie and I were running an errand. On the way to the store, I was telling McKenzie that we had to get her mom some "supplies". McKenzie immediately responded that she did not need to know that. I quickly told her that she did need to know and explained why. Now, you have to understand that McKenzie is not looking forward to the change coming her way and avoids all discussion about this change.

I explained that around the time her mom needed these supplies, she was also going to be easily irritated. If McKenzie knew what was going on, she could be extra careful not to cross her mom and make our home life a little calmer.

I told her not to tell her mother because I didn't want to get in trouble. I ended my little talk with her by saying, "We are going to pretend this conversation never happened".

McKenzie did not miss a beat when she said, "I wish it never did".

Kaylee is just as funny. We have a great life together, but we also have to fit in the world outside our home.

So, I am trying to be more social. I doubt this is a secret, but Jeanette set this blog up for me. I will post more so people can get to know me better. Maybe this will help me overcome my anti-social tendencies.

Finally, it is time for the "Tip of the Post". (This is the first one. It sounds like there were other tips, but there are not).

Change your a/c filter on the day that you get you electric bill. It comes on a regular basis, so it reminds you on a regular basis. Also, it is one of the few things you can do to lower your electrical costs. Cleaner filters cause less usage of the a/c and that saves money. In the long run, there is less wear and tear on you a/c unit, so it will last longer!


Jeanette said...

You do need an Anti-Social worker, but I guess I do too. Maybe they'll give us a group discount.

I'm not so sure I like you posting about my needing "supplies", but as you say, mainly women read these and it's a fact of life.

lynette said...

I get you AND I like you! Funny story about McKenzie!