Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Marriage 401, Lecture 925: Queuing theory
Me: Put whatever you want washed down the chute.
Me: I'm washing darks tomorrow.
SH: But that's not how it works.
Me: If you have anything you want washed, put it down there.
SH: Are you washing my work shirts?
Me: I'd rather not. Put anything you want washed before you leave on Sunday [this was Friday] down the chute.
SH: But there are things I might want for after I get back.
Me: That's fine. I don't have to do them now. I'll do them next week. Just triage for me.
SH [holding up a pair of navy slacks]: OK. I'll want these work pants when I get back.
Me: Fine. Wait! No! Don't put them down the chute!
SH: But I want them washed.
Me: Not tomorrow. I told you to triage.
SH: I am triaging. I'm telling you what I want washed for Sunday and what I want washed for later.
Me: Not by telling me. I'm not going to memorize all your clothes.
SH: But it's not that hard!
Me: I don't care. I am not going to try to remember. Just put them on the floor by my bed.
SH: The cats will sit on them!*
Me: FINE! Put them in the dining room.**
* They will. Is there anything more appealing to a cat than an item of clothing that will attract, retain and show cat hair?
** Which is formallment interdit to les chats.