The Wednesday Word-Prompt on our other site Weekly Prompts is a three-word question, NEAT vs LAX? The prompt is GC’s choice, he talks about the neatness of displays at his local supermarket and asks for our opinions.
I joked it could have been written for me, how presumptuous!
Where do I stand on this? Those of you who know me will already know that my answer is Neatness, though in some stores there isn’t really a choice to be made. I imagine it must be difficult to showcase loose fresh fruit and vegetables to the best advantage, therefore I’m very impressed with the shop assistant at Gerry’s store, and the beautifully arranged displays show how seriously he takes his role.
A year last October I took this photograph at one of my local supermarkets, at the time, Gerry and I compared this second rate display of munchkin pumpkin to the neat ones at his supermarket. (See what fun we have!)
Neatness At Home – I organise types of food together. Tinned tomatoes stack together on the same shelf and always next to the cans of baked beans, and all labels must face forward. The baked beans are arranged to the right of the shelf and I will move them if anyone places them on a different shelf, I don’t freak out, I just quietly get on with it.
I’ve no idea where the preference for neatness came from because my mother certainly didn’t organise her food shelves in an orderly way and neither was her home particularly organised.
My bedroom is neat and tidy, with never an item of clothing in sight, the ensuite bathroom is the same. The only items on view are, colour coordinated towels, a jar of handwash, a favourite perfume and a small vase of flowers.
From a practical point of view, when one is tidy, the cleaning is simplified, and becomes an absolute doddle!
I understand if this is seen as some sort of obsession, though I would, of course, have to disagree. It pleases me to see neatness, I stand back and admire, and especially in my home. I see it as another way of seeking pleasure and fulfilment, and isn’t that something we all seek?
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 Word-Prompt Neat vs Lax from Weekly Prompts