Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mrs. C and I live in a fairly small two-bedroom townhouse. It is big enough for our needs. It is probably bigger than we need, except for the master closet.
For the size of our townhouse, the master bedroom is large. We have a master bath that is quite large. We have a walk-in closet that is very large. The very large closet is not large enough. I think if we doubled it in size it would not be large enough. The size of the closet is the only thing that restricts Mrs. C’s wardrobe. If the closet enlarged, her wardrobe would increase proportionately.
Where all her cloths comes from I have no idea, she only wears about 10% of what is in the closet.
I don’t mind as long as I have some space of my own in the closet. My suits and jackets and dress shirts are hung in the guest room closet. I am allowed maybe 1/3 of that space, the rest is for Mrs. C. In the master closet I am allowed maybe 2 feet of hanger space for my shirts and casual slacks. Mrs. C has about 20 feet of hanger space.
My 2 feet is all I really need. I’d like one more foot so the hangers were not crushed together. When I take out a shirt, everything is so crushed together that invariably another shirt gets pulled off its hanger. OK, that is a pain, but not so bad…except.
The other week I found three sweatshirts hung in my 2 feet of hanger space that were not mine.
“Did you know you have shirts hanging in my space?”
“Yes, and I barely have enough space for my stuff.”
“I’m moving the shirts to your space.”
I thought that was the end of the situation. I thought wrong. Tonight I went to pull out a shirt and I saw the same three shirts back in my 2-foot hanger space.
“How did these shirts get back into my 2 feet of hanger space.”
“You put them back didn’t you.”
“When you say maybe it means yes doesn’t it.”
I moved the shirts back into her space. If I give up even an inch she will only take more, plus I think there is a law that if you allow someone to use your property after a period of time it becomes theirs.
I will to allow that to happen.
“You’re not going to try and move any shirts back to my space, are you?”