The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 November 2005

Stripped away

When I pay a bill, I write the check number and amount paid on it and throw it in a drawer, or I write the date it was paid through the bank's online-payment service and throw it in a drawer.

The common thread here is "throw it in a drawer," and as I was sealing up the payment for the utility bill, I discovered there was no room in said drawer. An examination of the contents revealed that I had stuff in there going back to October 2003, about the time I started planning the move to Surlywood.

I have a shredder, but it's only half-size — nothing over 4¼ inches wide — and no more than three sheets at once. Forty-five minutes later, I had a drawer only half full and about ten gallons (my usual kitchen bag allegedly holds thirteen) of what looked like underdone ziti. Presumably I'll have to do this again no later than the summer of '07.

Posted at 7:02 AM to General Disinterest


That's why I burn all of my stuff in one of those wonderful 'outdoor fireplaces'

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 9:39 AM on 7 November 2005