Saturday, February 3

inny or outy?

enid and the man have two very different views of what tidy is. the man is messy in public - in fact when he first moved in with enid he grew a pile of discarded clothes in the bedroom that was higher than the bed by the time enid decided that, new relationship or not, she was going to order him to use the washing machine. oddly, the man is very tidy where no one can see it. he likes to pack his socks and underpants in sub-cases within his suitcase, which enid thinks is very weird.

enid likes the surface of things to be very tidy, minimalist even, but she can cope with cupboards whose doors have to be pushed shut on a pile of jetsam with an escape wish.

what sort of tidy are you, inny or outy?

12 comments:

Little_Miss_Moi said...

Dear enid. I am messy all the time. And absent-minded. I think they go hand in hand. Does that make me a bad person? Love LMM

Wendz said...

Inny...my flat looks like a bomb has hit it most days...but drawers and cupboards are neat and orderly. I hate rummaging for things.

Beccy said...

Outy, only I'm running out of cupboards to stuff things into!

enid said...

neither inny nor outy, little miss moi? enid thinks you must be a bad person indeed!

wendz, enid hopes you don't organise your suitcases the way the man does. that way lies madness.

beccy, you and enid both! it's the trouble with our sort of tidy - doesn't exactly make the best use of cupboard space does it?

ChrisB said...

Oh dear I have to confess to a bit of both. I do have lots of overflowing cupboards but I do tidy and turn out sometimes (remember the shoes not sure if you read my bog then) but hubby is just messy (i know all about clothes mountains). Unless I nag and nag he has a 'tomorrow syndrome' about tidying up but it never comes.

Wendz said...

Well - I do like my suitcase to be organised as well....but don't have special compartments for socks and undies. I roll everything up very neatly though...less creasing and more space.

Juvation said...

Enid, this is a recognised condition known as Artist Tidiness vs Engineer Tidiness. While a little unkempt on the outside, the Engineer has stable and consistent structure on the inside. However, the Artist, while providing a politician-like calm exterior, is actually a roiling maelstrom of uncontrollable emotions on the inside. Is there anything you want to tell us?

Little_Miss_Moi said...

Dear enid. Yes it is true. I am no sort of 'tidy'. Just messy. In fact, I just checked with Mr Moi. "Mr Moi, would you say I am a tidy person?" "Hahah" he said, then realised I wasn't laffing. "Oh. Not naturally, no." Very bad.

Anonymous said...

Mmm. Well I'm both! I like things tidy on the outside and inside - I dread to think what that says about me.

enid said...

hmm, enid is very worried about the lot of you (except beccy). clearly her way is the only sane way, and she doesn't care if that does make her an artist! better than an angry nerd, eh juvation?

as for anonymous, enid can see why this person might not want to admit her true identity. does she perhaps arrange her books in alphabetical order by author's name, then title? enid recommends therapy, and avoiding the colour purple.

elena jane said...

i used to tell my mom that i was "neatly messy". now i am definitely more neat than messy, i have to tidy everything, however the cupboards and closets can definitely be stuffed full.

my hubby is most definitely the engineer messy, heaps of things in different places. drives me insane ;)

enid said...

elena jane, a soul mate! what's the point of tidy cupboards if there's junk all over the place?