submited by esprit
I have a habit I don't want to break. Therein is the problem. My habit is my
computer & writing.com.
My problem is my house won't stay clean by itself. I discussed it with
my hubby, he said, it's ok. My daughters-in-law, and daughter, say it's ok. But, to me, it's not ok. As I am waiting
for a page to load, dial-up, you see; I look around and see things I should be doing, but I don't
My question is this, would it be unmannerly to have a House Cleaning Party? And
how often do you think I could do it? In other words, how often do you think the 'guests' would fall for
Dear Hard Habit to Break:
Now your last question is more for my friend Miss. Manners. She knows all about
etiquette ....... things which are and are not acceptable in polite society. I, on the other hand, am not
a polite person. Oh no indeed. My advice would be to take advantage of whomever you can whenever you can.
But that is not going to help you with your real problem. Lady you are
addicted to the Internet!!!!! Oh I read what you said, but let's be honest. Before you found Writing.com it was
Now the other problem I see here is.... you live amongst ENABLERS!!!!!
They will be your downfall. Now, they all say to your face (which is facing the monitor), "It's okay. Everything
looks good." But behind your back, which is real easy seeing as how you are always facing the computer....
they are rolling their eyes and wondering how you can sit in this filth!
Oh my!!! You are allowing not only your daughters and husband, but daughters-in-law
to witness this horror! Now, I find it interesting that you did not mention the husbands of these daughters-in-law...your
sons that is. I am wondering how their homes look.... you have taken away your sons' only right as a man.
The right to complain! The worst thing a mother can do to her sons!!! You see everytime a complaint is made
about laundry, dishes or the lack of dinner......well all one of those daughters-in-law has to do is begin a sentence
with, "Well, your mother..." and the poor lad will cower with his tail tucked between his legs.
GET A GRIP FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SONS!!!!!!
Now, for a little more practical advice....
**Don't turn the durn thing on until you have gotten your house in order....
it is DIAL UP FOR GARSH SAKE!!!!! Lordy! If I had dial-up I would never be online... too much work. And
all that noise!!!!!!!
ERWWWWWUUUUUUURRRRRRCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! How can you stand that!!!!! DSL is very
affordable.... why for only pennies (well about 150 of them), you can be connected 24-7.... think of it.
Never have to hear ERWWWWWUUUUUUURRRRRRCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! ever again! I... er um have a good friend who has
DSL and she even hits her refresh button when she gets up for a pee break at night....if there are new messages
she stays up another couple of hours. Now that is an addiction!
Poor woman.... worst case of sleep deprivation I've ever seen.
Have I helped you? No? Oh well if you are going to be addicted... get the DSL.
I uh..er..um hear it is worth every dollar!!!