Disclaimer:- This story is not meant to be taken seriously but as a light hearted little anecdote which I found amusing and felt compelled to share with you.
While walking with a friend lets call her Liz (you know the one who owes me a lunch from (Day 152) we were talking about philosophical things as usual and out of nowhere she asked me a rather strange question.
Now I don’t what to scare anyone away from decluttering there homes, oh no no no! And I now have serious questions about how Liz’s mind works but she raised a rather odd idea about a obscure possible side effect of my decluttering project. Here is what transpired…
Like I said, we were walking along talking when out of the blue she said to me, “have you ever considered that you might get hit by a bus someday soon‘? Now I will add at this point that I usually choose the route for our walks and that I am some what fitter than Liz and I did have her walking up a hill at the time which made me just a little suspicious about this question. My response was “why on earth would you ask such a thing“? Well she said “it would be just a little ironic if you were doing all this decluttering and unbeknown to you, you were actually getting your affairs in order because you were going to get hit by a bus and die.”
Well let me tell you, I made sure I checked left and right more than once every time we crossed the road after that especially because I knew I was going to be making her walk up a couple more hills before we could start out return journey home. I was particularly looking out for that bus she was talking about, not because I believed any of her mumbo jumbo but because I thought she might just push me out in front of it.
I made sure to tell her that is wasn’t afraid to die and at least my family would have an easier job of sorting out my personal effects if by some “strange coincidence” such a thing should happen.
As I said in my disclaimer this is just a little anecdote that amused me but that being said it does raise a serious fact to consider and that is if you don’t get your clutter under control someone else is going to be stuck with the task when you are gone and you never know when that might happen. It is enough to bare the grief of someone’s passing without having to make awkward decisions about what should happen to the personal effects they leave behind.
ITEM 163 OF 365 LESS THINGS
My hubby is working on digitising his record collection and then selling the old records on ebay. These three fetched $6.80 I might add that once again we used recycled cardboard to make the packaging for mailing these items.