Today’s prompt is asking me which tasks I would assign to a personal assistant who would do my most dreaded tasks.
Now, THIS is a subject I can warm to!
First and foremost, my personal assistant would need to address the laundro-bed situation, because gods know I’M not addressing it.
Once they got done sorting out and putting away clean laundry, I’d need for them to clean the fridge. It’s not particularly manky or anything. I just figure if I’ve got the chance to have someone else do it, I’m sure as hell not wasting it!
I would need the personal assistant to hang around at work with me and answer the phone whenever it rings, because I detest talking on the phone. There’s this thing called email, people. WHY CAN’T YOU EMAIL? ARE YOUR FINGERS BROKEN? I DON’T THINK THEY ARE!
If I could also get the personal assistant to do the legwork involved with getting my name off the mailing lists for all the bazillions of credit card solicitations we get in the mail, that would be wonderful. And, it wouldn’t be entirely selfish, because we’d be saving trees!
Personal assistant should also be available for dog-walking during inclement weather (mostly during the hot and muggy months and also the cold and snowy months. Since we live in Vermont, that’s basically…every month bar May and October, and even those are iffy, frankly).
Personal assistant may also be called upon for these and other to-be-determined as-needed duties:
– explaining to my father how the Internet works (as often as necessary)
– relocating and/or dispatching of various insect life forms (saves my husband the trouble. See? Again with the not being selfish!)
– trips to WalMart and/or other large stores and shopping malls where many people congregate
– cleaning the dust off the weird squiggly curvy part of the bottom and sides of the toilet
– washing windows
I could probably think of more things, but the ones I came up with are already kind of horrifying me in terms of how truly lazy I could really be if given the chance. Now I feel like I should go load the dishwasher and clean the stove-top as some sort of penance for even THINKING about being so slovenly.
Ahh, good ol’ Puritan guilt…