Important calculations

18 Apr

This was a real conversation. Really real. About me clearing out the spare room.

Me: Blah blah blah and I even found and tossed some old payslips.

Fraser: I keep all of mine at work. Ha! You can’t get to them.

Me: But … why?

Fraser: Because, if you throw them out, how can you calculate EXACTLY HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE EVER EARNED IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE?


The doubly scary thing? He thinks I wish I’d thought of it first.


Posted by on April 18, 2009 in decluttering, house


5 responses to “Important calculations

  1. Fenchurch

    April 19, 2009 at 1:54 am


  2. Melissa

    April 19, 2009 at 8:13 am

    He was serious. As in, Really Serious.

    Yesterday, he worked with the Professional Organiser. When I asked how it went, he said, “She really doesn’t like you to say no to her, does she?”

    Turns out she wanted to throw out old bank statements but he refused, point blank.

    Oh how I wish I had set up SpyCam to watch THAT encounter.

  3. Larry Levy

    April 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Melissa, Melissa, Melissa! Haven’t you figured out yet that:

    It’s as true of men as it is of boys,
    The winner’s the one with the most toys!

  4. Paul Wakerlam

    April 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    have you suggested that he scan them and then back them up on a web site
    This way if there was a fire at his work and home he would still be able to do the calculations
    He coudl even data mine it !

  5. Melissa

    April 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Don’t tell me, Paul – that’s what you’ve done, right? 🙂


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