On doing things for other people

I’m not actually sure that this applies to anyone else, but it’s something that really bothers me.

If you’re going to do something for me, do it because you want to and not in order to tell me about having done it (because,  chances are, I would have done it if you hadn’t got there first). Do it because you can and not because you think I can’t (because I probably could). Do it because you notice it needs doing, but don’t go out of your way to look for failure (because he who seeks, finds, and there’s no reason to depress yourself).

If you could bear that in mind, that would be lovely, thanks.

On blutack and clingfilm

Just don’t.

I thought I was amazingly clever wrapping up my ball of new bluetack in clingfilm before taking it somewhere. No fluff. No stuck together bag. No greasy marks on anything. However. Once again I realise that some good ideas just aren’t good when put into practice. I didn’t use the blutack in the place where I took it, so I brought it home again and went on holiday. Maybe it would’ve been ok short term. Whatever. The point is, it was unpeelable when I tried to unpeel it just now. I gave up after wasting too much time on it, and now have small bits of overstretched clingfilm mixed all through the ball.