Monday, December 11, 2006

How much my sister hates waste part 2.

Following on from this discussion with mum my poor mother now stands accused of throwing away a piece of cold toast instead of bringing it from my sister's house to here and giving it to my rabbit. Mum insists she ate the piece of toast but my sister does not believe her and is not happy because as we all know she really hates waste. As there is no supporting evidence in the form of a cold piece of toast it is difficult to know what to think.

I have just sat and listened to a full scale row over this piece of toast.

Sometimes I worry about my family.

10 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

What was it that Harry Houdini wore for some of his tricks? Oh yes, a straitjacket. I think your sister may need one soon!

Foilwoman said...

Let me be a bit hostile here for you (I think that British reserve stereotype, probably completely untrue, but nonetheless, isn't serving you well here, and I think you need a brash American). The next time your sister says "You know how much I hate waste." Respond by saying something like: "Yes, you've told us a million times you are completely and utterly willing to make everyone else on the planet walk barefoot over hot coals to avoid what you perceive of as waste, but haven't actually done anything yourself. So let's start here: stop wasting my time talking about how much you hate waste, which is really a complete and utter waste. Almost as much of a waste as the money you spent on gas to come here [phone charges/insert other applicable example of waste] and bore and annoy me. So stop the waste. Take up Gregorian chanting and go away."

Would that work? Or maybe just a smidge over the top.

Elle said...

I'm with foilwoman but then,I'm not British.

Tell her to get a life, a wasteful life. On Christmas Day. That will be fun.

And then write about it. OK, so I'm having one of my meaner mornings.

The Great Blandini said...

Are you and your sister related to me, by any chance?

Just wondering.....

J.J said...

YP - we are currently bidding for one on E Bay. Be prepared is our motto.

Foilwoman - she certainly expends a lot of hot air going on about it!

Elle, we do tend to have a row on Christmas day - it is a family tradition :-)

Hey, Great Blandini - good to see you back! Well I don't know if we are related - but given prevailing madness on my side you should pray we are not!

Shooting Parrots said...

Your sister? She isn't in charge of my council's recycling polizei by any chance?

Gill said...

oh family rows, they have an ancient history don't they; something like the Domesday Book but where everything anyone said about ANYTHING is engraved in stone.

Reidski said...

JJ - you do attract some mean comments here. Okay, having a full-scale row over it may have been a bit much, but why the vitriol from some of your commentors. She simply doesn't like waste, that's her contribution to helping save the planet. And she gets condemned?
Don't tell her to get a life at all - she doesn't deserve such a put-down

J.J said...

SP - you would soon know about it if she was!

Gill, so very true!

Reidski, in may many ways she is a total sweetie - albeit a sweetie who occasionally verges on the obsessional.

foilwoman said...

Reidski: Didn't mean to go for the vitriol, but really, a person who calls to ask what you did with a piece of leftover toast isn't worrying about the environment. That person is wasting other people's (J.J.'s and her mother's) time. Which is worth something. Like J.J. could spend some of that time with you.