Thursday, April 26, 2018

Miscellaneous South Africa

If you want a bit of a laugh, read Cro's post here where his good wife gave him a telling off for not having things in the freezer labelled, and so under wifely pressure, he did label at least the drawers in the freezer.

It reminded me of, oh yes, I haven't mentioned this yet, but we are going to South Africa later this year for a two week tour, health permitting.

I was home for lunch when we absolutely decided to go ahead. I went back to work while R booked. Stupidly I did not leave my passport out. He tried to call me and then text me, where the eff is your passport. I need your passport number. He was very cross and wondered why I did not have a file in the filing cabinet named passport like he does. He eventually found it. R has many more passports than I have, being a Brit, a Euro and an Aussie.

My passport is in a file that is labelled Misc, for Miscellaneous. That is where my three passports, my three wills and my less than glowing school reports are, along with being a place where other miscellaneous stuffs reside. It is quite clear to me, but perhaps understandably not to anyone else.

If I could right click, change name, on the filing cabinet files, I might do something about it, but I think R now knows where to find important stuffs.


22 comments:

  1. It's apparent to me that the really important stuff is under Miscellaneous(lol) But at least your things are labeled, which is something I clearly need to do here at my place too. Hugs...RO

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    1. RO, yes, aside from MISC, the rest is fairly logical labelling.

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    2. I would have sub-folders in the Misc file with labels for each one. Or maybe I'd just have proper files and no Misc file at all.

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  2. In the 1990s, most of our closest friends were South Africans. Our friends still had South African accents of course, so I tried very hard to sound Afrikaanish myself. But at least I know all about their childhoods, universities, parents and careers, and would love to see the country myself.

    Have a ball! Make sure you go on the Blue Train, a luxury trip.

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    1. Hels, you like the sound of Afrikaans? I'm afraid I don't. The tour is organised and doesn't include the Blue Train and perhaps it is too grand for us.

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  3. Can you believe in all the 18 years we lived in Central Africa I never went to South Africa once! When we first arrived SA was an apartheid country, appalling! After that there were just too many other countries to explore ☺ Will you Safari?

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    1. But Grace, did the country you went to have apartheid too, even if not officially.

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    2. Three days in Kruger safari.

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  4. South Africa! Andrew, that is such exciting news. We'll be expecting all sorts of photos. Will you go on a photo safari?

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    1. Indeed Sandra, our main reason for going.

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  5. Exciting times ahead.
    I loved Cro's post too. Miscellaneous describes my life.
    I am pretty certain my partner would struggle to find my passport too - despite the fact it has lived in the same spot for over twenty years.

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    1. EC, miscellaneous can be good. So he is not giving you a surprise overseas trip then.

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  6. I read Cro's post yesterday and immediately knew that 'labelling' would be the sort of thing The Golfer would do.
    Even though he often asks where is such and such a thing I like to let him think he's in charge of all things important- which I have gathered together and shown him where they are - just so he knows when he needs them

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    1. Forgot to say enjoy the trip planning and then the actual trip. I've never been to any of the African countries so will learn much from your posts later in the year after you return

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    2. Cathy, you pander nicely to male ego. It is pretty well planned and we just have to be at the airport on time.

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  7. This - and and Cro’s hilarious post - reminds me of my Bookkeeping studies at school. It was a subject I detested and I never warmed to it. The one lesson I remembered was about the ‘Suspend’ account where you could temporarily ‘park’ debits and credits whilst you worked out the correct item for them to be entered against. I rarely knew where to enter any items so ended up listing almost everything in the Suspend account. No surprise that I failed this subject.

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    1. Haha Victor. It is a wonder how you have managed in life without such a skill.

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  8. You see, those 'Miscellaneous' drawers do have their uses.

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    1. Cro, you are a wise man.

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  9. That will be some trip!

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    1. Strayer, in one way or the other.

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