Friday, 14 September 2012

100 words - bottle tops

When you live with someone for a long time, you get used to their ways; their habits and oddities; the minor irritations, the things that endear.

Some things though are beyond explanation. Why, when I open the cutlery drawer, is it full of corks and bottle tops? How is it he can never manage to put the corkscrew back in the drawer, but always stows away the stopper it removed?

He’s done it for as long as I’ve known him. I could ask why, but I never have, never will. It’s just one of those things, the things that endear.

12 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

It's just plain odd is what it is lol.

Philip said...

I'll explain. One day. Anyway, never mind that, we have EXACTLY the same number of followers again. Damn you Longworth.

The Elephant's Child said...

It is only champagne caps and corks here. But all of them. And sometimes I sneak them into the bin/recycling so I can shut the drawer.

Sharon Longworth said...

Mybabyjohn/Delores - yep, odd. Very odd.

Philip - ha!

The Elephant's Child - are you saying this happens in other places too? The world is mad...

DPR said...

I don't save the corks or tops, but I always leave the cork screw out in the hope of getting to use it again!

Pat said...

You clever girl!
Silly old me would have had a bit of a moan - to absolutely no flippin' avail.
Now in the nicest possible way you have given Philip a gentle nudge.
No use for me - MTL doesn't read my blog.

Shea Goff said...

You two. ;)

Gabi BK said...

Silently smiling... This must be one of those "husband things"...
I could fill a whole bookcase with all the odd habbits of my husband.
But... honest... I've got a few of my own too.
Haven't you?

Greets from Holland,


Gabi

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I was happy to learn that you find this habit endearing. That says good things about you. I find, well, practically everything annoying. But I do try to cover it, and only roll my eyes at the Big Things.

Bill Dameron said...

I have no sense of direction, I forget important dates and am a back seat driver. All these things, Paul has decided to find charming. In anyone else he would find them annoying. What a wonderful post that says so much with so little words.

Young at Heart said...

a life shared......!!

Happy Frog and I said...

Beautifully written Sharon and it made my smile as well. The shared history and oddities that build up over a long term relationship can really make it special.