Today’s Clutter Avoidance Conversation takes the “But I Already Have One of Those” approach.
So logical. (Sometimes) so hard to communicate.
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(Me, entering the door, carrying food.)
Me: Hey, we’re here!!
Them: (Coming around the corner) Well, hello!! Do you see it? Did you notice?? I got a new table (Screams with excitement!!)
Me: (Screams with excitement for her)
Them: (Screams a little more)
Me: (Screams a little more)
Me: I love it!! Really!! You must be so excited!! It’s beautiful!
Them: And do you know the very best part?? I moved the old one into my sewing room and replaced that really old table that was Grandma Betty’s that has the wobbly leg.
Me: Great! Good thinking!
Them: And that’s not all!! Guess what?!?! I’m giving Grandma Betty’s table to you!! (Screams with excitement)
Me: (looking not-so-excited) The one with the wobbly leg?
Them: Well yes, but I bet you could fix it up real quick and easy like.
Me: Oh, I don’t need it. I really like my table.
Them: But it was Grandma Betty’s.
Me: I never knew Grandma Betty. Was she actually related to us?
Them: She was a real sweet lady and I’ve always thought I’d give you that table once I got me a new one I liked.
Me: That’s nice of you, but I really do like the one I have.
Them: Then you can just keep it in the garage until you figure out where you want it.
Me: Oh, I can’t do that. You know how hard I’m working to get clutter out of my house! I can’t bring something in just to sit in the garage.