Some months ago something happened that I still think about, but it never sits well with me, and maybe someone here could offer some insight.
Goddess and I were going to do our laundry at the laundromat. Into the washer with my clothes, and then the dryer, where I of course pulled out and cleaned the lint trap. When the laundry was done, I put it in the basket and closed the dryer door. That's when Goddess asked, "aren't you going to clean the lint trap?"
I seem to recall visibly shaking my head in shock and asking, "what?" Shi pointed out the sign that exists in all laundromats telling users to clean the lint traps after they are finished. I looked at hir like shi was crazy and explained that sure the sign exists, but if I believed in it, I wouldn't have checked the trap before I started the machine, and you can't make a person clean the trap when they are finished, but it isn't your problem if someone doesn't clean the trap before they start. Therefore, let it be that the cleaning of the trap is before the machine is started, and only once.
Shi seemed almost sad by what I had said, and for the next few minutes, quietly urged me to do as the sign said. I asked hir why it mattered to hir, but I don't remember any hint of an answer. I did clean the trap again, and quickly moved into a state of bitterness, annoyed by a pointless act not even worth the value of the lint removed and a hundred times faster forgotten.
By this point, I am sure this seems very stupid to most of you reading this, but that is what makes me so curious about the whole thing: why did shi care about something so infinitesimally miniscule?
6 years, 8 months ago
18 May 2012 07:52 CEST